Renault Captur (2013-2019) review - Reliability and Safety

Renault has been improving its reliability in recent years and the Captur has a five-star Euro NCAP score, too

The Renault Captur is derived from the Clio Mk4, a model that’s proving to be reasonably dependable in service, with reliable engines and not too many technical gremlins. The Captur benefits from this, although the sheer amount of standard on-board technology does mean niggles can arise, and it's not uncommon for cars to have electrical glitches.

However, the results from our Driver Power survey give considerable peace of mind about the Captur’s reliability. The car itself ranked 24th in the 2017 poll, and owners commended its low running costs, comfort and ride quality, while reliability earned a strong ranking.

A five-star Euro NCAP crash safety score was earned in 2013, and the Captur scored well for adult occupant protection and child protection.

All Captur models come with Isofix child seat mountings on the front passenger seat and rear outermost seats, and there are child locks for the back doors, seatbelt warning indicators for all seats and whiplash-reducing, height-adjustable front headrests.

Renault also fits its ‘Renault Anti Intruder Device’ automatic door locking function to all Capturs – and every model has standard front fog lights with cornering functionality, which helps you see into dark corners as you turn the wheel.


Renault’s improving reliability and dependability means you shouldn't have to turn to the three-year warranty to help with repairs. Perhaps it’s the influence of Alliance partner Nissan: either way, it means the Captur is guaranteed not to cause any unexpected in-service repair bills.


The Captur requires servicing every 18,000 miles or two years. These extended intervals are a function of the car’s mainstream engine range and non-performance characteristics; onboard indicators advise the time and mileage to the next service.

Renault offers service plans on the Captur; there’s a three-year, 30,000 mile plan, or a four-year, 40,000 mile plan available for a little extra. 

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