Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Koleos scored a maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests along with an impressive four stars for child protection. Every Koleos comes with twin front, side and curtain airbags but it’s disappointing the Dynamique models don’t have standard ESP like the rest of the range. However there are Isofix mounting points for two child seats in the rear of all versions.

Renault's vast experience with people carriers shows in the Koleos. The rear seats split 60/40 and fold flat into the load floor at the tug of a lever placed just inside the rear tailgate in most models. A split tailgate, with a glass upper and fold-down lower section adds to the Renault's versatility. The boot is a decent size and the load area wide, but with 450 litres of luggage room it trails behind the Nissan X-Trail which boasts more than 600 litres.

On the plus side there are plenty of storage areas in the cabin including a large cooled glovebox and a centre console with a removable bin. There is also a drawer beneath the passenger seat while bins in the lower section of the front doors can take a 500ml bottle. Rear passengers will find two lidded compartments beneath their feet plus fold out tables with cupholders.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Koleos (08-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Dynamique optional equipment
None available

Dynamique S equipment

Dynamique S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
Dynamique S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Privilege optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Renault Koleos (08-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 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.