Renault Scenic (09 on) - Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 02 Nov 2010
4
Renault claims to have invented the compact people carrier with the Scenic in 1996 and its third-generation model remains among the best of its type.

Launched in 2009 this iteration comes with new engines including a frugal small turbocharged petrol engine and a powerful diesel.

Renault Scenic (09 on)
Comfortable on the move, impressive refinement, practical interior, good value
Most customers prefer seven-seat versatility

New price range:

£19,360 - £22,395

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Used price range:

£3,390 - £16,272

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Renault claims to have invented the compact people carrier with the Scenic in 1996 and its third-generation model remains among the best of its type.

Launched in 2009 this iteration comes with new engines including a frugal small turbocharged petrol engine and a powerful diesel. It also boasts a roomier interior and sharper looks.

While the used market might prefer the versatility offered by the Grand Scenic and its seven-seat layout, the Scenic still offers plenty including comfortable access and extra practicality over a conventional hatchback.

In June 2011 a new diesel engine was added to the line-up. Effectively replacing the 1.9-litre diesel 130, it offers the same power but with improved economy and emissions.

In February 2012 the Scenic was updated with improved engines as well as minor design changes.

Further restyling in line with other Renault models arrived in summer 2013, when the range of model variants was substantially reduced. A 4x4-look was adopted by the Scenic XMOD range.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying new

3 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Seven seats comfort and economical to drive stop start.  

5 out of 5

Steve Hennem ,   26 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Size and ability to drop the seats to carry goods.  

4 out of 5

Jan Vizard ,   07 Jul 2013    ... read more

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