Renault Captur - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The Captur is relatively cheap to buy, and is offered with a choice of efficient hybrid powertrains
Renault’s strategic alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi has resulted in a robust range of engines shared across the group. There is one petrol engine in the Captur range, plus a full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid model.
The E-Tech plug-in hybrid unit is capable of achieving 29-31 miles of all-electric drive and up to 217.3mpg, while CO2 emissions from 30g/km will be particularly appealing to company car drivers. However, you will need to charge the plug-in Captur regularly in order to get the most out of its powertrain. Fully recharging the Captur E-Tech 160’s 9.8kWh battery takes three hours from a home wallbox.
If you don’t have access to a charger, or anywhere you can install one, the Captur E-Tech Hybrid 145 is the better choice. Renault says the full-hybrid Captur will manage up to 60.1mpg on the combined cycle according to the WLTP test measures, with 106g/km of CO2. That said, after covering more than 10,000 miles in our Captur E-Tech long-term test car, we averaged 53.2mpg.
The TCe 90 petrol engine also provides decent, if not quite class-leading efficiency figures. CO2 emissions of 131g/km and claimed fuel economy up to 48.7mpg on the WLTP combined cycle should mean running costs are still reasonable.
Insurance premiums for the Captur are on-par with competitors. The entry-level petrol TCe 90 is in group 8 (out of 50) when chosen in RS-Line trim, with the other petrol models residing in group 12. The E-Tech Hybrid sits in groups 19-20 and the top-spec E-Tech plug-in variant is in groups 21-22.
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The second-generation Captur is a respectable performer in terms of residual values. Expert data suggests that it will retain between 50-59 per cent of its original list price over three years and 36,000 miles, depending on the chosen powertrain and trim. The E-Tech 145 full hybrid model is the best performer, and should retain around 59 per cent.
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In this review
- 1Renault Captur reviewThe Renault Captur is a superb all-rounder, 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 and hybrid powertrains, but it��s best to avoid the underpowered 1.0-litre engine
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costs - currently readingThe Captur is relatively cheap to buy, and is offered with a choice of efficient hybrid powertrains
- 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 safetySharing much of its tech with its Clio sibling bodes well for reliability, while the Captur boasts excellent levels of standard safety kit