Renault Captur review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The Captur is cheap to buy, but beware of mounting running costs with the most powerful petrol models.
Renault’s strategic alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi has resulted in a robust range of engines shared across the group. There are three petrol engines in the Captur range, a single diesel unit and a plug-in hybrid model.
The most frugal engine will be the E-Tech hybrid, although specific economy data is yet to be finalised. The 1.5-litre diesel provides the best return from a tank of fuel without electrical assistance, the 94bhp version delivering 58.9mpg on the combined cycle, with the more powerful 113bhp variant not too far behind at 56.5mpg. CO2 emissions range from 124-131g/km, depending on which trim version you opt for.
The TCe petrol engines still provide decent figures and shouldn’t be discounted. Most Captur buyers will probably choose the mid-range TCe 130 model, which is capable of a maximum 44.8mpg when combined with the seven-speed auto transmission. Emissions of 142g/km are a little higher here than with rivals, though.
Insurance premiums for the Captur should be on-par with competitors. The entry-level petrol TCe 1.0-litre Play model sits in group 8, while the top-spec 153bhp TCe 1.3-litre Bose Launch Edition occupies group 21. Diesel versions start at group 11 for the 94bhp 1.5-litre dCi Play and move on to group 14 for the 113bhp Bose Launch Edition variant.
In comparison, insurance for the Skoda Kamiq ranges from group 8 to 17, and the Ford Puma from group 11 to 15.
Renault’s work on the new Captur has paid off in terms of predicted residual values. Expert data suggests that it will retain an average of 46% of its original list price over 3 years and 36,000 miles, which is not far off a Volkswagen T-Cross or a Skoda Kamiq.
In this review
- 1Renault Captur reviewThe new Renault Captur is all grown-up, with an improved interior, plenty of on-board tech and reassuring levels of safety.
- 2Engines, performance and driveRenault’s new Captur comes with capable petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains, but it’s best to avoid the underpowered 1.0-litre engine.
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costs - currently readingThe Captur is cheap to buy, but beware of mounting running costs with the most powerful petrol models.
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe materials used in the Captur are a real highlight - it feels more grown up and of a higher quality than its predecessor.
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe bigger Renault Captur offers good levels of practicality and includes clever touches to make the most of its interior space.
- 6Reliability and safetyExcellent levels of safety will be reassuring for customers, although the new Captur’s reliability is untested.