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Renault Captur review

2020 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 53.8
” Renault’s popular small SUV is good looking and strong value “

At a glance

Price new £22,495 - £34,195
Used prices £9,112 - £25,084
Road tax cost £170 - £180
Insurance group 7 - 22
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Fuel economy 42.8 - 60.1 mpg
Miles per pound 6.3 - 8.8
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Available fuel types




Pros & cons

  • Spacious, flexible interior
  • Quality materials, plenty of tech available
  • Broad range of engines including hybrids
  • Lower-spec models feel less special inside
  • Coarse PHEV engine
  • No full EV model planned

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 2 September 2021 Updated: 17 August 2022


The second-generation Renault Captur is an impressive and good looking small SUV with keen finance deals. We’ve seen an explosion in this class over the last few years, which means the Captur butts heads with the likes of the Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq, Hyundai Bayon and Peugeot 2008 plus posher options such as the Audi Q2 also vye for your attention. 

On a superficial level, the Captur certainly looks the part. It’s smart enough to stand out among the crowd without being outlandishly divisive. With a wide range of powerplants plus a plug-in hybrid, there should be something to please everyone, while trim levels range from bargain basement to opulent and tech-filled.

While base model cars provide good value, they can feel a bit cheap inside. So we recommend going for a mid-spec car. Performance ranges from acceptable to pleasingly brisk and all Capturs are on the softer side. Ride comfort is particularly good on the motorway without being as wallowy as some rivals. It handles tidily enough in the corners, too. 

Keep reading to find out what we make of the Captur in four key areas. Our judging criteria includes the driving experience, interior quality, practicality and importantly, what it’ll cost to run. We’ll then tell you whether you should buy one in the verdict.