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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Renault Modus (04-12) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

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

CONS

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

PROS

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

CONS

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

Renault Modus rivals

Honda
Jazz
3.5 out of 5 3.5
Nissan
Note
4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Renault Modus rivals

Honda
Jazz
3.5 out of 5 3.5
Nissan
Note
4 out of 5 4.0