The Renault Captur is one of the most affordable vehicles in its class, an attractive crossover that delivers a comfortable ride, and features lots of standard-issue safety tech. And despite its relatively small dimensions, this practical SUV offers plenty of interior space, including a class-competitive boot. The easy-to-drive Captur boasts affordable running costs too, and comes in Limited, Play, Iconic, SE Edition and RS Line trim levels. However, if you’re looking for an even greener, more efficient option, the SE Edition grade is also available as a plug-in hybrid variant.
The smartly styled Renault Captur is designed to help make busy family lives as straightforward as possible. For one thing, the vehicle’s raised ride height allows for easy access, as does its five-door body. And since the third-generation Captur is wider and longer than before, it offers a surprising amount of interior space in both compartments. It’s a flexible SUV too, with rear seats that slide right back. And the rear bench is 60/40 split-folding, allowing an already generous 536-litre boot space to expand to 1,275 litres (petrol/diesel models).
A minimum-size seven-inch touchscreen is fitted as standard, providing easy access to audio features (including DAB radio), Google search and navigation functionality. All models feature AUX and USB ports, allowing easy plug-and-play facility, while Bluetooth connectivity enables audio streaming and hands-free phone communication. Meanwhile, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay makes mirroring your smartphone a simple process.
As you’d expect from such an accomplished, family-friendly car, the Renault Captur comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating. Indeed, this crossover features class-leading levels of active protective features, in addition to a comprehensive range of passive safety equipment. For instance, all models feature rear-mounted sensors that help make parking a breeze. Another useful feature is Traffic Sign Recognition, which automatically reads upcoming road signage, relaying the information to the car’s display screen.