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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Euro NCAP awarded the Scenic a maximum five-star crash-test safety rating and it comes with a long list of safety kit as standard including ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), adaptive front airbags, front side thorax airbags built into the seats and curtain airbags to protect both front and outer rear seat passengers. Three-point Isofix child seat anchorage points are provided on the outer rear seats and on the front passenger seat while a ‘Sleep Safe’ headrest, designed to protect the head and neck of six to 10-year-old children in the event of impact, is also available as a factory-fit option on all models.

First introduced on Espace, these help to keep youngsters upright in their seatbelt should they fall asleep and also cushions the head in a side impact. , including optional airbags for rear passengers. A fold-down rear headrest, which must be used with a booster seat, aids child protection and there are ISOFIX child seat anchor points throughout. The immobiliser and deadlocks will take care of security.

The Scenic is one of the most practical people carriers around and has an abundance of stowage. The best feature is a sliding central unit - not only does it offer a deep storage box but also comes with two cupholders, a second power point and twin integrated armrests. It is a £250 option but we think it’s essential for family buyers. Elsewhere there are underfloor cubbyholes in the front and back along with concealed storage under the door armrests.

All three rear seats slide individually and can be folded and tumbled forward to increase boot space, but disappointingly they do not fold completely flat like many people carrier and look ugly when flipped up. Boot space with the seats in place isn't great with just 430 litres and many people carrier of this size offer more.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Scenic (03-09).

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

Authentique equipment

Authentique standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Authentique optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Conquest equipment

Conquest standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Conquest optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
Dynamique optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Dynamique S equipment

Dynamique S standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Dynamique S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Extreme equipment

Extreme standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Extreme optional equipment
None available

maxim equipment

maxim standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
maxim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Oasis equipment

Oasis standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Oasis optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Privilege optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Rush equipment

Rush standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Steel wheels
Rush optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

Team equipment

Team standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Team optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Renault Scenic (03-09) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 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.