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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • One of the safest small hatchbacks on sale
  • LED lights a feature from 2016
  • Lacks some newer safety features

Renault Clio: will my Isofix child seats fit?

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.

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

Renault Clio: will my family fit?

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.

Renault Clio: will my luggage fit?

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.

Renault Clio: will it fit in my garage?

Ideally suited to urban environments, the Clio is easy to manoeuvre and control and thanks to its small 10m turning circle, parking and getting around tight city streets is easy.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Clio Hatchback (12-19).

  • 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

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S Nav optional equipment
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
GT Line optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel

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 equipment

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

Urban Nav equipment

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

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Renault Clio Hatchback (12-19) 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%
Vulnerable Road Users: 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.