Should I buy a Renault?
Renault is a long-standing French institution and an automotive giant, particularly after its partnership with Japanese brand Nissan.
The French and Japanese marques very much keep their own separate identities, though. Renault produces adventurously-styled cars in mainstream family market segments – such as hatchbacks, MPVs and SUVs.
Renault’s best-selling cars are the Clio and Megane small and medium hatchbacks, family SUVs such as the Captur and Kadjar, as well as the Scenic MPV.
Renault has been a real pioneer of electric vehicles, too. Its produced the Twizy microcar and the all-electric Zoe - the latter is based on the Clio, but powered solely by batteries.
How reliable are Renault cars?
Renault cars are reliable – or so the company's reputation would have you believe. But does the reality live up to the expectation?
Every year, we run an annual car survey where tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current Renault owners, we have reliability data for new cars aged up to three years old, and also cars aged between three and eight years old.
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We surveyed online 47,013 members of the general public covering 55,833 cars. Survey in field December 2019 to February 2020.
How much do Renault cars cost?
Renaults are priced in the heart of the mainstream family car market. Its cheapest vehicle is the Twizy – a two-seater, all-electric quadricycle (from less than £7,000), with the city car a little pricier (from around £10,750).
Choosing the best Renault car
Practical choices are also high on Renault’s agenda. As well as the Megane (offered in hatchback and body styles), you can look at SUVs such as the and larger Koleos. While the Scenic and seven-seat Grand Scenic fly the flag for the traditional MPV.
Renault offers a four-year/100,000-mile warranty on its new cars.