Renault Captur- Reliability and safety
Sharing much of its tech with its Clio sibling bodes well for reliability, while the Captur boasts excellent levels of standard safety kit
The previous Captur was a huge sales success and Renault is seeing similar levels of popularity with the second-generation model. It shares much of its tech with the smaller Clio, which should help in providing customers with a dependable family car.
Renault claims that the Captur is one of the safest cars in its class, due to a raft of driver assistance systems. The comprehensive standard kit includes a tyre pressure warning light, an Active Emergency Braking System, Traffic Sign Recognition, cruise control with a speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, a distance warning alert, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and E-Call: a system that allows the emergency services to be called automatically or manually in the event of an accident.
Industry safety experts, Euro NCAP, assessed the new Captur as providing the highest levels of safety and awarded it a five-star rating in 2019. Adult and child protection achieved excellent overall scores, with 96 per cent and 83 per cent, respectively, while pedestrian safety achieved a 74 per cent result.
The Mk2 Captur finished in a middling 34th position (out of 75 cars) in our 2023 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, and Renault continues to sit at the bottom of our best car manufacturers table in 29th place (out of 32 brands).
Every Renault Captur is covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. The mileage allowance is actually unlimited during the first 24 months, then drops to a total of 60,000 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first.
Renault’s EasyLife servicing plan allows customers to spread the cost of scheduled maintenance over monthly instalments. There's the option of a three-year/30,000 mile plan, or a four-year/60,000 mile package.
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 costsThe 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 safety - currently readingSharing much of its tech with its Clio sibling bodes well for reliability, while the Captur boasts excellent levels of standard safety kit