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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Renault's trump card is safety and this shows even on the five-year-old Espace. The four-star Euro NCAP rating is as good as most other people carriers and most models get ABS and driver, passenger and side airbags. Safety is taken care of by an alarm and immobiliser.

The extra few inches that Grand Espace gets is used to good effect. It's capable of carrying seven passengers and their luggage. All have folding and removable seats and a voluminous interior.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Grand Espace (98-03).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags

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
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Expression optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Initiale equipment

Initiale standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Initiale optional equipment
None available

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Privilege optional equipment
  • Cruise control

RT-X equipment

RT-X standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
RT-X optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

RXE equipment

RXE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
RXE optional equipment
  • Cruise control

The Race equipment

The Race standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
The Race optional equipment
  • Cruise control