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Renault Captur

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Summary


The Renault Captur is a small crossover vehicle, based on the same platform as the latest Renault Clio and Nissan Juke. The current model is the second-generation Captur, which was launched at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show and arrived on UK roads in early 2020.

The initial reviews for the Captur have been generally positive, and it is considered to be a significant improvement over the original model. As of November 2021, its has an Expert Rating of 66%, which puts it in the top half of a very large and competitive sector, although still several points behind the class-leading Ford Puma.

Unlike many cars in the small SUV/crossover class, the Captur is still available with a diesel engine in addition to the more popular petrol engines. A plug-in hybrid option also joined the range in Winter 2020/21, while a regular hybrid will arrive sometime later in 2021.

The Renault Captur has received praise for its practicality, stylish interior and competitive pricing. However, it has been criticised for an underwhelming driving experience, underperforming engines and interior build quality.

Captur highlights

  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating
  • Low running costs
  • Refined, roomy and comfy interior
  • Attractive exterior looks
  • Competitively priced

Captur lowlights

  • Fiddly infotainment
  • Too much wind noise
  • Rather bland performance

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £17,995 on-road

Launched: Winter 2019/20
Last updated: Winter 2020/21
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019

96%

ADULT OCCUPANT

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

75%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

74%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: 1.3-litre petrol manual 130hp
Date tested: November 2020

5.1 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

5.3 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Renault Captur has received

2021

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Small SUV
  • Fleet World Awards – Best Fleet Small SUV
  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Car for City Drivers
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Small Family Car

2020

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Small Family Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Small SUV

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Renault CapturMedia reviews for the Renault Captur have been generally positive, and it is a significant improvement over the original model.