Renault Road Tests

The Captur is Renault's small crossover and is based on the Clio, but it’s more practical than its hatchback counterpart and thanks to competitive pricing, it represents a good value buy.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013
Sharing a platform with the new Renault Clio and Nissan Juke, the latest Captur is comfortable, refined and good value. It's also a viable alternative to the Skoda Kamiq, Ford Puma and Peugeot 2008.
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
There is no doubt that Renault has turned the 2006 Clio into a classy little car. How does it fare against the competition?
Sat, 13 May 2006
The styling of the fourth generation Clio is a radical departure from the old model. It's only offered with five doors, but the coupe-like roofline and hidden rear door handles mean it looks a lot like a three-door.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012
The Renault Clio has always been a fashionable alternative to small hatchbacks. The fifth-generation remains true to form, with a much-improved interior, new engines and - from 2020 - a hybrid model.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019
Renault expands the Gordini line, with more mainstream models like the 1.5 dCi benefiting from a sporty styling overhaul.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011
The new Clio Renaultsport has all the right ingredients to make it a great hot hatch, but disappointingly it doesn't quite hit the mark.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013
We were less than impressed by the original Clio RenaultSport 200, but the latest 220 Trophy version with its 2016 improvements puts that right.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016
The attractive Clio gets a mid life update with the introduction of a new 1.2-litre TCe engine available with an EDC automatic.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016
The best thing about the Renault Grand Espace is the view. You sit behind a panoramic windscreen, broken only by two slim screen pillars.
Mon, 29 May 2006
Renault has launched a slightly larger version of its small city MPV. Is it a better choice than the Modus?
Wed, 21 May 2008
The spacious seven seat Grand Scenic makes a case for itself as one of the best family MPVs on the market.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009
Renault calls it a 'game changer' but does the new Grand Scenic have what it takes to compete in a market crowded with crossovers?
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
Renault took its time, but the Kadjar proves that sometimes it pays to be fashionably late to the party...
Mon, 08 Jun 2015
Stylish, good to drive and keenly priced, the Kadjar encompasses everything that’s good about Renault’s remarkable resurgence in family crossovers.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Renault enters the large family SUV market with its all-new 2017 Koleos. Can it take on the established players?
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Renault doesn't call the new Koleos an SUV. Instead it prefers the title crossover. By which it means a cross between a hatchback, a 4x4 and an MPV.
Sat, 03 May 2008
While the standard Laguna is somewhat drab, the Coupe version aims to add some style and drama to Renault's model range.
Thu, 23 Oct 2008
It may have lost its rump, but does the new Megane have the quality to rival the best hatchbacks in the class?
Sat, 08 Nov 2008
The Megane CC makes a case for itself as the best coupe convertible on the market right now.
Thu, 18 May 2006
Rather than just offer a three-door version of the Megane, Renault is calling this the Coupe.
Sat, 08 Nov 2008
The high-spec GT version of the impressive new Megane gets a four-wheel steer system. But is it any good?
Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Renault is downsizing its MPV range with the compact Modus - a practical small car that's not much bigger than a Clio.
Fri, 17 Dec 2004
The new Scenic aims to add some much need quality and technology to the family mover.
Fri, 16 Apr 2004
The Twingo may share its mechanical underpinnings with the Smart Forfour, but looks completely different, with a retro design that utilises stubby bumpers and a bubble shaped cabin.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
The diminutive Twingo may not have caught the imagination but does this GT version add some spice in the mix?
Thu, 21 Feb 2008
Affordable and cheap to insure, the Twingo GT has a modest 110PS power output and yet it’s light and fun, with an enjoyable exhaust note, livened up styling and peppy performance.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017
Half way between a moped and a Smart, the electrically powered little Renault Twizy is great fun but will UK commuters take to it?
Mon, 02 Apr 2012
The new Renault Wind is a stylish and chic coupe-convertible with a solid roof that neatly folds away in just 12 seconds.
Fri, 02 Jul 2010
If you like the idea of an electric vehicle and it fits in with your lifestyle - and you have a petrol or diesel car at your disposal - then the Zoe is pretty much the best game in town.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013
The range of the latest Zoe is improved to as much as 247 miles with Renault's 'real life' estimate of 234 miles in the summer and 150 miles in winter.
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
Renault is back with a hot hatch version of its little Clio - how does it stack up against the competition?
Thu, 28 Feb 2008
If you like your hot hatches raw in the middle, the Megane Renaultsport is the ideal way to cater for your performance tastes.
Fri, 23 Oct 2009

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