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As reflected by its recently garnered five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating, the Scenic lacks for nothing in the fields of safety and driver assistance, boasting more acronyms than you can shake a stick at.

On all Renault Scenics

Grouped under the title Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), they include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); the Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) - which operates at speeds of between 5 and 100mph; Lane Departure Warning (LDW) - a tactile, helm-vibrating alert rather than audible; Safe Distance Warning (SDW); Traffic Sign Recognition with Over Speed Prevention (TSR with OSP); Blind Spot Warning (BSW); a reversing camera; auto-dipping headlamps; front, rear and side parking sensors; and Easy Park Assist - hands-free parking.

In addition to this already comprehensive range of safety features, the new Scenic further adds three new functions:

  • Unique to the segment, the Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) incorporates Pedestrian Detection. Operating between speeds of 4 and 37mph, the system alerts the driver to the risk of a collision between car and pedestrian, automatically bringing the car to a full stop should warnings fail to trigger a response from the driver
  • Lane Keeping Assist, which is active between 44 and 100mph, automatically assumes control of the steering should the driver inadvertently drift across a lane

Fatigue Alert, which uses a Bosch-developed algorithm to monitor the vehicle's path, issuing both visual and audible warnings should driver fatigue be suspected

The rear seating is not as MPV-flexible as that found in the outgoing model. No longer fully removable, the sliding seats are now split just 60:40 instead of into three, making it harder to accommodate the shoulders of three adults without simultaneous reminiscing on life in the front row of a rugby scrum.

Offering merely adequate legroom which falls slightly below the class leaders, the seats feel somewhat upright and compact for long-haul adult occupancy. They may be lowered at the touch of a boot wall-mounted button, or via one of the multimedia system's endless menus, to give a flat floor. Loadspace is bigger than before and – at 572 litres – claimed to be class-leading.

There's bags of storage everywhere, including the floor bins from Scenics of yore, a sliding centre console -which can either mate with the base of the dashboard console, or slide aft to separate warring offspring – and a glovebox that opens like a sprung filing cabinet drawer. Small tables fold from front seat backs, and are attended by a mysterious elastic sling like a catapult, which children will ping relentlessly against the seatback until the parent in front is entirely furious.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Scenic.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

Dynamique S Nav equipment

Dynamique S Nav standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S Nav optional equipment
None available

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Expression+ optional equipment
None available

Iconic equipment

Iconic standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
Play optional equipment
None available

Signature equipment

Signature standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Signature optional equipment
None available

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Signature Nav optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Renault Scenic was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 82%
Pedestrian: 67%
Safety Assist: 59%

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.