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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 32 - 53 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Diesel engines provide good economy and will hold on to their value the best. Renault parts and servicing are reasonable and service intervals are well spaced while insurance groups are low for this class.

The Grand Scenic is a fairly environmentally friendly choice for green buyers. With an average of 173g/km of CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are reasonable for a people carrier. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.5-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range.

The range is also fairly economical, averaging 41mpg.

Mechanically the Grand Scenic should be reliable, but it's packed with gadgets and electronic trickery, especially on top models, so there's the potential for electrical gremlins which can be a Renault weakness. Some owners have reported niggles but nothing major.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155 - £340
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Insurance group 8 - 23
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