Renault Captur review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
The Captur partly makes up for a lack of performance with excellent efficiency
All Captur models should be fairly cheap to run – none dip below 42mpg on average and emissions sit between 110 and 128g/km of C02. The most efficient engine is the dCi 90 1.5-litre diesel, returning 51.4 to 53.3mpg regarless of gearbox choice and emitting 110g/km with a manual or 112g/km with an automatic. However, in the current climate it’s probably best to go for a petrol, the most efficient of which is the 0.9-litre TCe 90 manual – economy sits at 44.1-45.6mpg and CO2 emissions at 122g/km.
Because all Renault Capturs share the same stylish appearance, including standard body-colour bumpers and smart alloy wheels, the range doesn’t have a specced-back entry-level trim to provide a headline-grabbing low insurance group star. This won’t worry buyers too much though, as the flipside of this is the fact key engine and trim lines all share the same insurance group ratings.
The high-volume 0.9 TCe 90 comes in at group nine insurance no matter which trim you choose, while the 1.5 dCi 90 slits into group 11E, so the Captur is a good choice for those to whom insurance costs are a top priority.
No Captur comes with a standard alarm: it’s a £240 accessory, or offered as part of the Protection Pack that also includes front and rear parking sensors and a boot liner.
The Captur is a stylish model in a high-demand sector that’s popular with car buyers. This means retained values are holding up well, keeping depreciation in check. It actually depreciates less than the Clio, because it’s the more popular car on the used market. However a figure in the mid-30 per cent region after three years isn't much to write home about.
This interestingly means a Captur doesn’t cost that much more than a Clio on a PCP finance scheme: strong residuals mean the guaranteed minimum future value is high, keeping the amount you’re actually paying for each month that important bit lower.
In this review
- 1Renault Captur reviewThe Renault Captur is a small crossover that focuses on style, space and low running costs
- 2Engines, performance and driveSmall range of engines and none are particularly powerful
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe Captur partly makes up for a lack of performance with excellent efficiency
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe chunky looks give the Captur kerb appeal, but the Clio-based interior is a bit lacklustre
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Captur is very practical and roomy considering its external dimensions; boot space is a match for family hatchbacks
- 6Reliability and SafetyRenault has been improving its reliability in recent years and the Captur has a five-star Euro NCAP score, too