In-depth reviews

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 groups

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.

Depreciation

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.

Most Popular

Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox
Dacia Duster gear lever
News

Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox

With more drivers learning in autos and electric cars, the DVSA is looking to update the driving test so people can still drive manuals in future
16 Jun 2021
Ineos Grenadier prototype 2022 review
Ineos Grenadier prototype
Ineos Grenadier 4x4

Ineos Grenadier prototype 2022 review

Can the Ineos Grenadier really fill the mud-splattered void left by the old Land Rover Defender? We take a first drive in a prototype to find out...
15 Jun 2021
Illegal car modification hotspots revealed
Volkswagen Polo exhaust
News

Illegal car modification hotspots revealed

Gloucestershire has the highest proportion of illegal car modifications, with altered number plates the most common breach
14 Jun 2021
New 2021 Vauxhall Astra to offer plug-in hybrid power
Vauxhall Astra render
Vauxhall Astra

New 2021 Vauxhall Astra to offer plug-in hybrid power

The new Vauxhall Astra will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a more premium image - here’s how it could look
17 Jun 2021
Tesla Model 3 police car all set for evaluation by UK emergency services
Tesla Model 3 police car - front
News

Tesla Model 3 police car all set for evaluation by UK emergency services

Tesla hopes to offer UK police forces a new zero-emission emergency responder option with the Model 3 police car
17 Jun 2021
New Renault Arkana 2021 review
Renault Arkana - front
Renault Arkana

New Renault Arkana 2021 review

Does an eye-catching coupe-SUV body give the new Renault Arkana the edge over other mid-size SUVs? We find out...
16 Jun 2021
New Vauxhall Astra prototype review
Vauxhall Astra prototype - front
Vauxhall Astra

New Vauxhall Astra prototype review

A new Vauxhall Astra is on the way and we've driven a prototype ahead of its official arrival
14 Jun 2021
New Porsche 911 GT3 Touring tones down the styling
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring - front
Porsche 911

New Porsche 911 GT3 Touring tones down the styling

The optional Touring package aims to bring a few creature comforts to the track-focused Porsche 911 GT3
15 Jun 2021
UN report highlights ethical problems with electric cars
Electric car charging
News

UN report highlights ethical problems with electric cars

Analysis reveals lithium refining takes 65 per cent of Chilean region’s water, while 40,000 child miners dig for cobalt in DRC
14 Jun 2021
New Nissan Qashqai 2021 review
Nissan Qashqai 2021
Nissan Qashqai

New Nissan Qashqai 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the larger, more comfortable and higher-tech Nissan Qashqai SUV in the UK
16 Jun 2021
'I was cynical about Hyundai's aim to be the world's 2nd biggest carmaker, not now'
Opinion Genesis Hyundai Ioniq
Opinion

'I was cynical about Hyundai's aim to be the world's 2nd biggest carmaker, not now'

Steve Fowler is impressed by Hyundai's electric cars, its N division and now its luxury Genesis brand
16 Jun 2021
New SsangYong Korando e-Motion breaks cover with electric power
SsangYong Korando EV
Electric cars

New SsangYong Korando e-Motion breaks cover with electric power

The new SsangYong Korando compact electric SUV will be on sale later in 2021, says the financially stricken South Korean manufacturer
15 Jun 2021
Dacia unveils new badge design
Dacia badge
Dacia

Dacia unveils new badge design

The new Dacia branding will feature on the company’s cars from 2022, with the Bigster being the first candidate
17 Jun 2021
‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'
Gearknob
Opinion

‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'

Want to drive a manual car? You need to take your test in a manual car. So what happens once all driving-school cars are automatic EVs?
8 Jun 2021