Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

You don't get much more bang for your buck than with the Clio 172 Cup. Light, agile, quick and immensely fun to drive, it is comfortably in the top 3-5 hot hatches ever made.

Day to day it's reasonably economical if driven sensibly and can keep up with more powerful cars costing 10 times it's price when you decide to up the pace.

Suffers from a lack of badge prestige with many people looking down on it as "just a Clio", but those in the know realise this little cars potential and I feel a duty to sing its praises whenever I can.

Did I mention I would love to work for the magazine?!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Comfortable, spacious and good quality. Could have better gearchange and less weight (had the same engine in Micra diesel and performed far better both in terms of economy and acceleration). Poor turning circle. Rather wide for a supermini. Overall, with low running costs, reasonable fuel economy and price it is appealing and is okay to drive (comforable ride and reasonable handling).

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An efficient, engine with excellent torque for its size. The comfort is second to none. I would love an electric or hybrid version of the Clio as I do a high mileage and its not the most fuel efficient when I put my foot down - but its not bad. Overall an excellent town and motorway car that has good performance when you need it.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I think it's a good little car overall, I like the way it drives, it's comfortable and fun. But downside has been the sunroof, it was replaced twice and it still creaks whilst driving so we have given up with it. Renault couldn't fix it, so therefore I wouldn't go for Renault as first choice of car again.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Great car for around town great for parking and and the va va voom personalty good around the devon lanes and quite good on the motorway although a bit noisy now but reliably gets you from a to b. Regularly serviced and mot since we bought it in 2002 so running costs are extremely good.we own 3 renaults.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's temperamental. You have to reassure and comfort it before it will start. It's a little jerky pulling away, like it's frightened of the road. But, once it gets going on the motorway it's a confident little thing. It will over take well, and it puts out a decent speed for it's engine.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great little runabout. Very practical, have managed to squeeze in 2 bikes and a weeks worth of holiday stuff. Great for buzzing about town, bit too slow for long motorway miles. Sits at high revs, drinking fuel, but overall a great little car.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

being the clio 182 i never bought it for comfort or practicality but it can be a love hate relationship at times due to niggly problems and its not cheap for genuine parts and servicing. but is a blast to own when all is well !

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Well equipped, generally reliable, fun, performance car for short squirts; but let down by poor ride/handling on real roads.
Impractical and uncomfortable for long journeys, or more than two people.
Unstable in cross-winds.

Comfort: 1/5 Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Car is used sporadically and only in good weather but had no issues at all. Spare parts are expensive due to low production numbers and servicing practicality is not good so high prices here again.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Renault Clio III 1.6 vvt. Very good car, reliable, comfortable, good on motorways, 5* NCAP rating, good economy and tax band. Performance is enough for a supermini. Would recommend

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I use the car for teaching people to drive. It is comfortable, easy to use, responsive, good vision, easy layout and great to drive. A very good all round teaching and family car,

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I had my last Clio for 10 years and loved it. This Clio seems almost as good. Would have preferred a slightly higher specification model, but couldn't afford it.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I love my car, it gets me from a to b in comfort and is economical to run, it is well equipped with the essentials ( fog lights tec..) which I didn't have before

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Being the sport model it is fantastic fun, it has a major drawback and that is the very low gearing making motorway driving particularly uncomfortable.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has its bad days! Luckily my uncle is a mechanic so costs have been okay....but if I didnt have him id be broke! Car is ready for the scrap yeard.

Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 1/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never failed me, have had to replace items through general wear and tear but nothing has broken. Is a little bit thirsty, but parts are reasonable.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I bought the Clio sport tourer 1.2 TCE Dymanique and it is a very practical,economical and good looking car, it ticked all the boxes for us.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

good car for getting to and from work, neat enough on the motorway with good fuel economy - does suffer from road noise when on motorway.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Let me down once when 1 of the coils broke. Replacement cam belt recommended after 5 years old was nearly ł500 with labour.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very Competent Car, Superb Ride and Comfort. Gives reassurance when you drive that it will keep you safe.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical and reliable runner - even though it's fairly old it doesn't look it in terms of its design.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

very comfortable drive and seats for a small car, best out of small car range and Im tall!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good and practical car for what i need, lots of boots space and space in the rear seats

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
X-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Small, economical and easy to drive though a little noisy being diesel. I love it.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's never let me down. Minimal apart from optional costs (upgrades, replacements).

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far so good. I can't really complain, but there is always room for improvement.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

fine car let down by a lack of a full size spare wheel and ex spensive servicing

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I am really enjoying driving it around. It looks good and feels great to drive.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Small hot hatch, great performance, ave 30 mpg. Hard ride but fun to drive

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastically stylish and practical daily run around, I love it.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally OK. Not the most comfortable, and the roof leaks!

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Clio 182, amazing bang for bucks:) Loved it since new

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

the clio is a cheap practical car with no pretensions

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

1 of the best 10 cars in anyone top ten line up

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. Diesel prices don't help.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very practical and enjoyable car

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I love my car to bits.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

RELIABLE, COMFORTABLE

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

it's brilliant

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Brilliant!

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Ł30 tax.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5