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Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 9.1 - 9.7 mpp
Diesel engines 10.4 - 10.8 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 42.8 - 45.6 mpg
Diesel engines 51.3 - 53.3 mpg
  • Both diesel variants return 50+mpg
  • Petrol engines not as frugal, yet still capable of 40+mpg
  • Cheap servicing and a longer-than-average standard warranty 

Lowest Renault Captur running costs in terms of fuel consumption belong to the dCi 90 diesel, which averages a claimed 51.4-53.3mpg and emits 110g/km of CO2. It sits a few insurance groups above the little 0.9-litre petrol version however, which itself manages a claimed 45mpg average.

Unsurprisingly, the thirstiest engine is the larger 1.2-litre petrol, which averages 42.8-44.1mpg, but all of the fuel consumption figures compare extremely well with other small SUVs.

Of the other two engines available, the little 0.9-litre TCe 90 petrol emits 125g/km and the 1.2-litre TCe 130 128g/km. Further boosting its green credentials, roughly 16% of the plastics used in the Captur are recycled, while 85% of the total materials used are recyclable at the end of the car’s life.

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Reliability

  • Captur shares many components with the Renault Clio
  • Only one recall since production started in 2013
  • Brand has an improving reputation for longevity

Renault Captur reliability should be very much in line with the Renault Clio, with which it shares many of its oily bits. Indeed, despite being launched in 2013, the Captur has only had one minor recall (a brake efficiency issue) in its entire production run.

However, Renault has never had a bulletproof reliability record despite an apparent improvement in recent times. Thus, watch out for anything obvious and be sure to service and maintain the car properly.

The engines see service in other Renaults and Dacias, as well as a number of Nissans and Mercedes-Benzes. Petrol options are designed with a maintenance-free timing chain while the diesel engine has a long-life timing belt with changes at 90,000 miles or six years. Interior plastics feel hard-wearing, and the removable seat covers on high-level models can be removed and cleaned to keep the cabin looking fresh.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £150
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Insurance group 8 - 21
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