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Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0
  • Seven trim levels across the Clio range
  • DAB radio and Bluetooth standard on all models
  • Various personalisation options available

There’s a model for most tastes within the Clio line-up, from the attractively-priced entry-level model to the performance flagship, with increasing levels of luxury in between.

Standard Renault Clio hatchback equipment

Entry-point for Clio ownership is the familiar Expression trim level, but it’s far from being basic in terms of its kit count.

Its wheels are 15-inches and steel rather than alloy, but they’re garnished with attractive wheel trims and are complemented by grained black plastic bodywork protection appliques. Up front are LED day-running lights set into the lower elements of the bumper.

Inside you’ll find DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and the R&Go app for your smartphone to allow further connectivity with your Clio.
Additionally there’s cruise control, hill start assist, remote central locking with a dash-mounted starter button and electric control for the front windows and door mirrors.

Next up is Play, which adds 16-inch chrome-finished alloy wheels, front foglights, variable speed wipers and – arguably most importantly – air conditioning.

The most popular of the Clio’s trims is Dynamique Nav, which significantly ramps up the levels of equipment. Outside, there’s gloss black and chrome detailing in place of the grained plastic finishes, as well as automatic lights and wipers.

Climb aboard, taking advantage of the keyless entry, to notice the 7.0-inch multimedia screen that includes sat-nav, soft-touch dashboard materials and faux leather wrapping for the steering wheel.

Dynamique S Nav is the next rung up the Clio ladder but that extra letter adds a significant amount of equipment: the exterior’s hallmarked by 17-inch alloys with a black finish, more chrome detailing and full LED head and tail lights. The door mirrors also fold electrically.

Inside there’s climate control for the air-con, a front centre armrest, electric rear windows and a genuine leather wrap for the steering wheel.

Topping the Clio hierarchy from a luxury perspective is Signature Nav featuring an upgraded R-Link multimedia system including 12 months’ TomTom live updates and app store, body-side sensors with a reversing camera and self-parking function and a leather interior with heated front seats.

First of the sporty offerings is the Renaultsport 200 with a standard equipment level that places it in the upper echelons of the Clio range.

The 7.0-inch multimedia system with sat-nav is there, as are cruise control, keyless entry and start, hill start assist, launch control for rapid getaways, full LED lights front and rear, rear privacy glass and a bodykit. Chrome-look 17-inch alloy wheels complete the picture.

Interior features include air-con, automatic lights and wipers, all-round electric windows and a Renaultsport-specific leather steering wheel.

Progress on to the Renaultsport 220 Trophy and the changes are few but significant. As well as the stiffer suspension and quicker gearchanges, the wheels are stretched to 18 inches and are now black with red callipers visible through them and there’s a reversing camera to make parking that bit easier.

Climate control ousts the standard air-con while the multimedia package is the upgraded R-Link version.

Optional Renault Clio hatchback extras

Personalisation is a theme Renault’s keen to offer with the Clio, so in addition to a range of optional paint colours, you can also specify red or white exterior appliques (Exterior Touch pack), red, white, grey or black roof decals and red or grey interior trims (Interior Touch pack).

If you fancy something racier without the expense of a full-blooded Renaultsport engine, then the sporty GT-Line look pack might pique your interest with its purposeful appearance and silver exterior embellishments.

You can, of course, specify many items individually from the list of extra-cost options, but wherever possible we’d recommend considering the bundles for greater value for money:

  • Climate Pack – climate control and electrically-folding door mirrors
  • Horizon Pack – fixed glass panoramic roof and rear privacy glass
  • Techno Pack – the upgraded R-Link multimedia system including 12 months of online services including TomTom live navigation
  • Techno Pack Bose – like the Techno Pack with the addition of parking sensors all round, a reversing camera and a Bose speaker system
  • Techno Pack Bose Premium – as above with the addition of an automatic self-parking system
  • Techno Pack Premium – as Techno Pack with the addition of all-round parking sensors, a reversing camera and self-parking function

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Clio Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Dynamique MediaNav equipment

Dynamique MediaNav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique MediaNav optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Dynamique S equipment

Dynamique S standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S optional equipment
None available

Dynamique S MediaNav equipment

Dynamique S MediaNav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S MediaNav optional equipment
None available

Dynamique S Nav equipment

Dynamique S Nav standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S Nav optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Expression+ optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Line Nav equipment

GT Line Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT Line Nav optional equipment
None available

Iconic 25 Nav equipment

Iconic 25 Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Iconic 25 Nav optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Play optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Renaultsport Nav equipment

Renaultsport Nav standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Renaultsport Nav optional equipment
None available

Renaultsport Trophy Nav equipment

Renaultsport Trophy Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Renaultsport Trophy Nav optional equipment
None available

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
Signature Nav optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Safety

4 out of 5 4.0
  • One of the safest small hatchbacks on sale
  • LED lights a feature from 2016
  • Lacks some newer safety features

The French marque has been at the forefront of mainstream car safety since the introduction of the Euro NCAP crash testing scheme and the fourth-generation Renault Clio continues this legacy with a full five-star rating.

Clios are well-equipped when it comes to safety-focused gear with all versions featuring hill start assist, traction control and emergency brake assist to exert additional stopping power when scrubbing off speed quickly.

Although there isn’t an autonomous emergency braking system, the Clio will alert the driver when cars ahead are braking heavily, while in the event of an accident the blow will be cushioned by six airbags and anti-whiplash head restraints.

You won’t find blind-spot monitoring or lane-keeping assist either, but all-round parking sensors and a reversing camera are available across the range.

Since the 2016 facelift, all Clios feature LED day-running lights, while high-end models come with full LED head and tail lamps, the latter of which remain on while the car’s running, as on the larger Renault Megane.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a Renault Clio Hatchback

You can have just two, fitted to the outer rear chairs, because there’s no front seat mounting point option.

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Renault Clio Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 88%
Child Occupant: 89%
Pedestrian: 66%
Safety Assist: 99%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4 out of 5 4.0
  • One of the largest interiors in the segment
  • 60:40 split rear seats across the range
  • Useful stowage facilities in the cabin

Being one of the larger superminis on sale, practicality in terms of space is a Renault Clio strong point. Four adults can fit in comfortably – although five would be a game of mobile sardines – while at 300 litres the boot is one of the largest in the segment.

All Clios have a 60:40 split rear seat – although it doesn’t fold completely flat – that liberates up to 1,146 litres when lowered.

There are a number of useful storage cubbies dotted around the Clio’s cabin, although it doesn’t set any class standards for either the number of them or the volume of space within them, but you can conceal most of your in-car knick-knacks as well as slotting a 500ml bottle in each of the front doors.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Renault Clio Hatchback compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Skoda Fabia Hatchback 322 litres
Citroën C3 300 litres
Renault Clio Hatchback 300 litres
Ford Fiesta (08-17) 290 litres

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