Renault Small / City car reviews

If a city car is top of your shopping list, then browse through our reviews to find out which small car would suit your lifestyle. 

Nippy, compact, great for city driving, small cars are good first cars as well as handy for driving around town. With fun engines and quirky looks, city cars can hold their own for longer journeys too these days. 

We have a wide range of small cars for sale listed on the site, plus expert advice about small 4x4 cars, small cars with big boots, and fun fast city cars. Read our Renault small cars reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners’ reviews.

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Renault Small / City car reviews

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  • Renault Captur (2020 onwards) Review

    Renault’s popular small SUV has matured

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £18,295 - £30,995

    PROS

    • Smart looks inside and out
    • Spacious, flexible interior
    • Quality materials, plenty of tech available
    • Broad range of engines, plus PHEV

    CONS

    • Lower-spec models feel less special
    • Competition is very strong
    • No full EV model planned
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  • Renault Twingo (2014 - 2019) Review

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £2,547 - £9,396

    PROS

    • Good looks and spacious interior
    • Wide range of customisation packs
    • Exceptionally manoeuvrable
    • Handles well out of the city

    CONS

    • Rear-engine layout may put off buyers
    • Boot space in four-seat mode is tight
    • Servicing costs likely to be higher
    • May disappoint enthusiastic drivers
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  • Renault Captur (2013 - 2019) Review

    Personalisation drives Captur’s attraction and popularity

    Parkers rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
    Used price: £3,750 - £16,593

    PROS

    • Easy to drive
    • Eye-catching looks
    • Low running costs
    • Plenty of kit

    CONS

    • Relatively small boot
    • Slightly bland engine choices
    • Interior lagging behind
    • Not engaging to drive
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  • Renault Clio Hatchback (2012 - 2019) Review

    Stylish, cheap to run and good to drive

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    Used price: £2,968 - £16,571

    PROS

    • Stylish and modern to look at
    • Plenty of kit and tech for the money
    • A comfortable ride and fine handling
    • A wide span of model variations
    • Engines are efficient and punchy

    CONS

    • Interior plastics are disappointing
    • Not as practical as newer rivals
    • Numb steering robs it of fun factor
    • Add options, and things can get expensive
    • Renaultsport models aren’t sharp enough
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  • Renault Twizy (2012 onwards) Review

    If you're looking to stand out, nothing does it better

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £10,995 - £11,895

    PROS

    • Costs a pittance to run
    • So simple to park and manoeuvre
    • Guaranteed grins with every drive

    CONS

    • Small batteries mean imited range
    • Ride feels unnecessarily firm
    • Lacks practicality - even the doors are extras
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  • Renault Zoe Hatchback (2012 onwards) Review

    A viable and low-compromise alternative to fossil-fuelled rivals

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £29,495 - £33,995

    PROS

    • Extremely low running costs
    • Zero tailpipe emissions
    • Futuristic drive
    • Super quiet around town

    CONS

    • Range depends on driving style
    • Time required to charge
    • Firm ride, with bodyroll too
    • Oddly high seating position
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  • Renault Twingo (2007 - 2014) Review

    Parkers rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
    Used price: £640 - £3,948

    PROS

    Easy to drive in town, practical interior design

    CONS

    Cheap feeling interior, not great fun to drive, many other small cars are cheaper to run, noisy engines, lacks refinement

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