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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Kangoo scored well in the Euro NCAP occupant crash test, with a commendable four-star rating, but didn’t perform as well in the pedestrian tests, due to the lack of frontal cushioning. This means that there’s inadequate protection in collisions for pedestrians, due to the hard bonnet and front edge. On the inside, there are dual front airbags as standard, while additional airbags are available as an option.

Original base models lack ABS, which is concerning, but all models are now fitted with this. All models have an immobiliser fitted, but there is no alarm. Thieves shouldn’t target Kangoos, though an alarm may reassure insurance companies.

The high roof ensures that there is sufficient headroom – even for the tallest of drivers – easing access to seating throughout and accommodating a storage shelf that runs the width of the cabin above the driver’s head. In the rear, the parallel overhead storage compartments – similar to those found in aeroplanes – make efficient use of the height, keeping valuables out of harm’s way and maintaining rearward visibility for the driver.

Unfortunately, they cannot accommodate much more than a lunchbox and a few schoolbooks per cupboard, so thick winter coats or bulky items are not recommended. Located on the back of the front seats, the fold-up table and storage pouches are useful for the kids to read and store their magazines. The sliding rear doors are superb for car parks, making light work of strapping the children in without having to perform acrobatics.

The 60/40 split folding rear seats are great for storing longer items or increasing the boot capacity, but do not fold completely flat.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Kangoo (99-08).

  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS

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
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels

Alize equipment

Alize standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Alize optional equipment
None available

Authentique equipment

Authentique standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Authentique optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
Expression optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Steel wheels

Helios equipment

Helios standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Helios optional equipment
  • ABS

RN equipment

RN standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels
RN optional equipment
  • ABS

RXE equipment

RXE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
RXE optional equipment
  • ABS

Trekka equipment

Trekka standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
Trekka optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint

Venture equipment

Venture standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Venture optional equipment
  • Roof rails

Euro NCAP Rating

The Renault Kangoo (99-08) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 2 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 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.