Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Petrol engines 6.4 - 7.3 mpp
Diesel engines 8.3 - 8.6 mpp
Hybrid petrol engines 8.5 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 26.4 - 32.5 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.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 42.8 - 48.7 mpg
Diesel engines 56.5 - 58.9 mpg
Hybrid petrol engines 56.5 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 176.6 - 217.3 mpg
  • Efficient diesels and petrols
  • Captur E-Tech Plug-in coming soon
  • Should be cheap to run most models

How much is it going to cost to run? 

No Captur is particularly thirsty, although the regular petrol models aren’t quite as efficient as the equivalent Ford Puma or Hyundai Bayon, both of which benefit from mild-hybrid technology. It might also surprise you to read that the larger and more powerful TCe 140 is more frugal than the smaller TCe 90. 

That’s partially because it doesn’t need to be worked so hard, making it easy to break into the 40mpg range. Opt for a Captur E-Tech hybrid and efficiency improves significantly, especially if you’ve got the plug-in version. It’s worth pointing out that the plug-in will only get near the claimed economy figures if it’s running predominantly on electricity. If you don’t plug it in, it’ll be no more efficient than the regular hybrid. 

MPG and CO2

TCe 90  47.9mpg, 133-134g/km 
TCe 140  48.7mpg 131-132g/km 
TCe 140 Auto – 47.1-47.9mpg 134-135g/km 
E-Tech Hybrid 145  56.5mpg 114g/km 
E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid 160 – 176.6-188.3mpg 34-36g/km 

Servicing and maintenance

There are plenty of Renault dealers in the UK, so you shouldn’t have to drive too far to find one. To give additional peace of mind, you can pay an upfront cost to cover three or four years of servicing. This can be spread into monthly payments if you prefer. 

Is it reliable?

  • Lots of new tech onboard
  • Hard to tell how it’ll be long-term
  • Feels a well-built car overall

The Captur uses newer mechanical components and chassis parts like the Clio, so it doesn’t have years of records to prove its reliability. As well as this, the new infotainment technology and digital features are new, but we found they all worked as they should without any glitches that you sometimes find in new cars.

If you do have any concerns, the Captur comes with an impressive five-year or 100,000 mile warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £145 - £155
Insurance group 7 - 21
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