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:

£915 - £5,427

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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...

 Sliding rear seat and the simple but very effective passenger seat cushion flipping over to create a very effective takeaway holder! It's very economical which is why we bought it. 60mpg is easy to...  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   25 Jan 2015    ... read more

 Sliding rear seat & built in mounting points for renaults bespoke bike rack.  

5 out of 5

Andy Wright ,   08 Sep 2014    ... read more

 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

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