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Renault Captur review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Captur is relatively 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 two petrol engines in the Captur range, plus the pair of hybrid models.

The most frugal engine is the E-Tech Hybrid 160 plug-in; capable of providing 30 miles of all-electric drive, Renault claims the PHEV's overall economy is 217.3mpg, while CO2 emissions of 30g/km will be particularly appealing to company car drivers. The E-Tech Hybrid 145 will manage 56.5mpg on WLTP test measures, with 113g/km of CO2.

The TCe petrol engines still provide decent figures and shouldn’t be discounted. Most Captur buyers will probably choose the mid-range TCe140 model, which is capable of a maximum 48.7mpg, or a little less when combined with the seven-speed auto transmission. CO2 emissions of between 131 and 136g/km can’t be bettered by the TCe90, and economy is actually a little worse at 47.9mpg max.

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 48 per cent of its original list price over three years and 36,000 miles, which is not far off a Volkswagen T-Cross or a Skoda Kamiq.

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