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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

Renault Clio equipment levels can be confusing such is the choice in this generation. Renault Clio accessories have been hard to fatham because the trim levels on the Clio have been more changeable than the weather in a typical British summer. At times the model list reached Proustian proportions with Pzaz, Bizu, Authentique, Dynamique S, Rip Curl and World Series, I-Music just some of the myriad choices.

In 2011, aware that the structure was unnecessarily arcane, Renault simplified with Expression, Dynamique Tom Tom and GT Line Tom Tom, ditching Extreme, Privilege and Initiale models. As the base model Expression is elemental, offering electric front windows, CD stereo with four speakers and finger-tip remote control, trip computer, 60:40 split rear seating, 15-inch steel wheels, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and a 'see me home' headlamp function and air recirculation on its kit list.

Those wanting air-con will need the Expression A/C version which only comes as a five-door. Dynamique Tom Tom adds air conditioning, 16-inch alloys, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic headlights, electric front windows with an anti-pinch function and one-touch control on the driver’s side. There’s some sportier trim inside and out, as well as a leather steering wheel and gearknob and gunmetal door mirrors.

GT Line Tom Tom models get extra tinted rear side and tailgate windows, electric rear windows (on five-door versions) rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, body coloured electrically adjustable folding and heated door mirrors. Of course, both models with Tom Tom in the title include the Carminat Tom Tom satellite navigation system. There’s been a fair few changes in this generation of Clio.

In 2008 the range was tweaked so that the Extreme (only available as a three-door) gained front fog lights while the Expression (which only comes as a five-door) added cruise control, automatic headlights and wipers and a speed limiter. The Dynamique was enhanced with 16-inch alloy wheels, air con and automatic headlights and wipers while the Dynamique S added a unique interior trim, part leather upholstery and 16-inch alloys.

In 2009 a number of new limited edition trim levels were added and in 2010 Renault extended this with the 20th Anniversary special edition. In the same year the Tom Tom sat nav was fitted as standard to the Dynamique, Privilege and Initiale models. Privilege and Initiale models featured climate control, electric rear windows, handsfree keycard and part-leather upholstery.

The Initiale added Bluetooth and USB connection, rear parking sensors, electrically folding and heated mirrors, a storage pack and sat nav.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Clio Hatchback (05-12).

  • ABS
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

20th Anniversary equipment

20th Anniversary standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
20th Anniversary optional equipment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Authentique equipment

Authentique standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Authentique optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front electric windows

Bizu equipment

Bizu standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels
Bizu optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
Dynamique optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint

Dynamique S equipment

Dynamique S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
Dynamique S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Dynamique SX equipment

Dynamique SX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
Dynamique SX optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Dynamique TomTom equipment

Dynamique TomTom standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Dynamique TomTom optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
Expression optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
Expression+ optional equipment
None available

Extreme equipment

Extreme standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
Extreme optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels

Freeway equipment

Freeway standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Freeway optional equipment
None available

Gordini equipment

Gordini standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Gordini optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
GT optional equipment
None available

GT Line TomTom equipment

GT Line TomTom standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
GT Line TomTom optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control

I-Music equipment

I-Music standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
I-Music optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels

Initiale equipment

Initiale standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Initiale optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Initiale TomTom equipment

Initiale TomTom standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Initiale TomTom optional equipment
None available

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
Privilege optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Privilege TomTom equipment

Privilege TomTom standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Privilege TomTom optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Pzaz equipment

Pzaz standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
Pzaz optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Rip Curl equipment

Rip Curl standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
Rip Curl optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

TomTom equipment

TomTom standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
TomTom optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels

TomTom Edition equipment

TomTom Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
TomTom Edition optional equipment
None available

World Series equipment

World Series standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
World Series optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Clio scored the maximum five stars for occupant protection in the Euro NCAP crash tests and all cars come with six airbags (twin front and side airbags and 'anti-submarining' airbags in the front seats), while curtain airbags are standard on all but the entry-level Extreme model. It is also available with an optional electronic stability programme.

Front seatbelts are height adjustable, while the seatbelts on the two outer rear seats come with integrated pre-tensioners (which lock the seatbelts at the point of impact) and load limiters (which reduce the risk of injury during the impact) as well as those in the front. Renault Clio safety is further enhanced by innovative front head restraints with no rigid metal rods in the seat-back also help reduce the likelihood of whiplash injuries.

Euro NCAP Rating

The Renault Clio Hatchback (05-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 1 stars

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

The roomy interior offers excellent storage, with a huge glove compartment (more than nine litres) and long bins in the doors. Some versions offer drawers under the front seats. The rear seats split and fold and the boot offers a minimum of 288 litres of storage space - slightly larger than hatches like the Volkswagen Polo and Peugeot 207.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Renault Clio Hatchback (05-12) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Ford Fiesta (08-17) 290 litres
Renault Clio Hatchback (05-12) 288 litres
Peugeot 207 Hatchback (06-12) 270 litres
Mazda 2 (07-15) 250 litres

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