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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Although the Modus gained five stars for occupant protection in the Euro NCAP tests in 2004 - and was the first small car to gain the accolade - its pedestrian protection rating of one star is nothing special. Six airbags are standard (on all but Authentique models), front seatbelts have pre-tensioners which tighten before an impact and load limiters to help reduce the risk of internal injury.

Isofix attachments are also fitted for child safety seats and the front passenger airbags and pretensioner can be deactivated should a child seat be fitted.

While the Modus is roomy enough for four adults and some luggage, it also offers some ingenious convenience features to ensure it can carry more than you would expect. It can be chosen with a split opening rear hatch for those times when you arrive back at your car to find someone has parked so close that you can't open the boot. The lower section of the tailgate has a panel that is hinged at its base and can be opened downwards.

The Modus can also be specified with an integrated bicycle rack which can carry two adult bikes. The front passenger seat on some models also has a stowage facility: part of the cushion folds to form a hollow to hold objects safely while driving and the backrest can also be folded forwards to allow long items to be carried.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Modus (04-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake 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
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Authentique equipment

Authentique standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Authentique optional equipment
  • CD

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Dynamique optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Dynamique S equipment

Dynamique S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
Dynamique S optional equipment
None available

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

I-Music equipment

I-Music standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
I-Music optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Initiale equipment

Initiale standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
Initiale optional equipment
None available

Maxim equipment

Maxim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Maxim optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Oasis equipment

Oasis standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Oasis optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
Privilege optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Renault Modus (04-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 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.