Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 36 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Flying the fuel efficiency flag in terms of Renault Scenic XMOD running costs is the 1.5-litre dCi 110 when fitted with stop/start and the six-speed manual transmission. Renault claims an average of 68.9mpg with CO2 emissions of 105g/km ensuring low road tax costs.

Renault expects this version in Dynamique TomTom trim to be the best-selling version.

It’s worth noting that all diesel versions have claimed averages of over 60mpg.

With just 105g/km of CO2, the Renault Scenic XMOD emissions are low in 1.5-litre dCi 110 with stop/start form – it is one of the cleanest crossovers available.

Typically the weight gain from regular Scenic to XMOD specification is less than 15kg model for model.

As the car on which this version is based was launched back in 2009, information can be found about Renault Scenic XMOD reliability.

Certainly Renault has taken great strides to improve the quality in recent years, partly evidenced by the higher quality materials used in the interior and the satisfying build quality overall.

With an engine range seeing service across the Renault range with few significant problems reported, mechanically the XMOD is proven.

Where Scenic owners have commented on reliability in Parkers Owners’ Reviews, issues tend to be centred on electrical glitches preventing mechanical components from working properly. Others cite wider issues like dealers being incommunicative when it comes to reporting back issues.

That aside, newer versions should have the majority, if not all, of these electrical woes fixed by now with more reliable components fitted from the outset.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £290
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Insurance group 18 - 24
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