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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Running costs

4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,265 - £1,616 *
Diesel 131p £876 - £1,045 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 18,000 miles or 12 months under normal usage for both petrol and diesel models.
Warranty Four years, final year restricted to 100,000 miles.
Road tax (12 months) £20 - £260
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 18 - 24
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.5dCi Diesel 105 g/km (Min) £20
1.6 VVT Petrol 178 g/km (Max) £260


3.5 out of 5 3.5

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.

Car checklist problem points

Body No reported problems.
Engine / gearbox No reported problems.
Other No reported problems.

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