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Renault Modus Hatchback review

2004 - 2012 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £8,960 - £14,850
Used prices £356 - £2,751
Road tax cost £20 - £335
Insurance group 5 - 14
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 388 - 733 miles
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Pros & cons


Decent interior room, high safety credentials, good diesel engines, comfortable ride


Small boot, alternatives are more spacious and better value, lacklustre petrols

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


If you want a more practical version of a small hatchback, but don’t need a people carrier, then the Renault Modus could be the answer. It’s based on the Clio but is more versatile with extra rear passenger space. It combines features you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find on a small car, with some clever solutions to carrying large and bulky items.

It was also the first small car to achieve a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. Unfortunately it’s not quite big enough to be truly practical and alternatives, such as the Nissan Note, are better value. If you like the idea but need more space, the Grand Modus is a good choice.