Renault Modus (04-12) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 27 Mar 2014
3
If you want a more practical version of a small hatchback, but don't need a people carrier, then the Renault Modus could be the answer. It's based on the Clio but is more versatile with extra rear passenger space.

Renault Modus (04-12)
Decent interior room, high safety credentials, good diesel engines, comfortable ride
Small boot, alternatives are more spacious and better value, lacklustre petrols

New price range:

£9,075 - £14,965

Used price range:

£986 - £5,581

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

If you want a more practical version of a small hatchback, but don't need a people carrier, then the Renault Modus could be the answer. It's based on the Clio but is more versatile with extra rear passenger space. It combines features you wouldn't necessarily expect to find on a small car, with some clever solutions to carrying large and bulky items. It was also the first small car to achieve a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. Unfortunately it's not quite big enough to be truly practical and alternatives, such as the Nissan Note, are better value. If you like the idea but need more space, the Grand Modus is a good choice.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The seat height makes it perfect for putting children in and out of child seats in the back and gives superb view from the front.  

5 out of 5

Mark Tiffany ,   09 Apr 2013    ... read more

 I can't believe how flexible the car is - we went on holiday in it with 2 friends - the adjustable rear seat gave them plenty of legroom and enough boot space for all our baggage. When we need a big...  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   26 Apr 2012    ... read more

 You can slide the rear seats forward or backwards.  

2 out of 5

Shaun Chipchase ,   04 Feb 2012    ... read more

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