Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Grand Espace has an impressive five star rating for crash safety from Euro NCAP. There's all the usual safety features, plus curtain airbags on all three rows of seats. Security consists of shielded deadlocks, electrically-assisted de-clutching steering lock, card-entry system and marked parts.

The area where the Grand Espace differs to the Espace. The extra room is used to good effect - it's easier to transport people and packages. All models are seven-seaters (with the exception of the Initiale, which has six large chairs). However, unlike models like the Chrysler Grand Voyager (with its Stow n Go system) the seats can't be folded away. To boost carrying capacity you have to remove the chairs and they're heavy and bulky.

Plus you need to store them somewhere. On the plus side but there's a low-loading tailgate and a massive interior space with them out - a van-like 3,050 litres to be precise. There are numerous storage bins and cubbyholes inside, including a very clever dashboard, large door bins and extra storage built into the trim alongside the third row of seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Grand Espace (03-12).

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • TV

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Dynamique optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Dynamique S equipment

Dynamique S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Dynamique S optional equipment
  • CD

Dynamique TomTom equipment

Dynamique TomTom standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Dynamique TomTom optional equipment
None available

Dynamique TomTom Initiale Lux Pack equipment

Dynamique TomTom Initiale Lux Pack standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Dynamique TomTom Initiale Lux Pack optional equipment
None available

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails

Expression [Dynamique] equipment

Expression [Dynamique] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Expression [Dynamique] optional equipment
None available

Initiale equipment

Initiale standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Initiale optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
Privilege optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD

Quest equipment

Quest standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Quest optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Team equipment

Team standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Team optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights

Tech Run equipment

Tech Run standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • TV
Tech Run optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors