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Renault Captur

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

72
%
A

Used car score:

76
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

65
%
C

Safety Rating:

74
%
B

Eco Rating:

75
%
A

Reliability Rating:

96
%
A

Running Costs:

73
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

72
%
A

Used car score:

76
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

65
%
C

Safety Rating:

74
%
B

Eco Rating:

75
%
A

Reliability Rating:

96
%
A

Running Costs:

73
%
A

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.

Media reviews for the Captur have been generally positive, and it is considered to be a significant improvement over the original model.

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 arrived 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.

As of January 2024, the Renault Captur has a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 72%. It gets top marks for its reliability record, running costs and low CO2 emissions, while its safety rating is also good.

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


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 96%
Child protection: 83%
Vulnerable road users: 75%
Safety assist: 74%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: 1.3-litre petrol manual 130hp

Overall score: 3 stars
Date tested: November 2020
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 5.1 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 5.3 / 10

Reliability rating

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All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Renault Captur has a good reliability score as of January 2024, according to exclusive extended warranty data provided by our partners at MotorEasy. This score covers both the current-generation Captur and the original (pre-2019) version.

Be aware of engine problems –  they are expensive with an average repair bill of more than £1,200. Fortunately, they don’t appear to be too common, and other problem areas are much cheaper to repair.

If you’re looking at a used Renault Captur, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of the potential problem areas shown above.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Renault Captur has received

2022

  • DrivingElectric Awards – Best Small Hybrid Car

2021

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

2020

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

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Renault releases details of Clio and Captur hybrid models

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Renault offers interest-free finance on selected models

Updates to best-selling Renault Captur

Updates to best-selling Renault Captur

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Renault announces UK pricing for new Captur

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