Renault Espace (03-12) - Review

Review by Simon Harris on
4
The Espace is one of the most spacious people carriers around and makes an ideal car for larger families. The looks disguise its size well - it's more than 4.

Renault Espace (03-12)
Stylish appearance, incredibly spacious cabin, can carry seven, easy to drive
Thirsty petrol engines, seats don't fold flat

New price range:

£18,970 - £34,200

Used price range:

£667 - £10,857

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Espace is one of the most spacious people carriers around and makes an ideal car for larger families. The looks disguise its size well - it's more than 4.5 metres long - while inside it's roomy and versatile. It does most of the things you'd expect a people carrier to do, like have seats that fold and remove, lots of clever storage bins and the ability to carry seven people. But newer alternatives are even better and the fact that the rear seats in the Espace don't fold flat into the floor means overall practicality is somewhat limited. Changes for 2006 included a potent new 2.0-litre diesel plus interior upgrades.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Lots of room inside, row 3 seats OK for adults, when seats out, you got a van.  

3 out of 5

lee bardell ,   24 Mar 2013    ... read more

 The versatility. As well as a 7-seater I have also found it very useful as a van for my business. Once the seats are out (24kg each) you can get 6' x 3' sheets of ply or plasterboard in flat. Just...  

4 out of 5

William Couzens ,   09 Mar 2013    ... read more

 It's big and comfortable, more comfortable than the previous model and marginally better fuel economy than previous model. And it runs on LPG.  

4 out of 5

Jim Maynard ,   15 Feb 2012    ... read more

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