Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Lots of passenger space in the Zoe
  • High seating position means a step up
  • Boot space measures 338/1,225 litres

How much space is there?

Compact external dimensions belie the amount of room inside – the Zoe is about the same size as the Renault Clio but feels roomier inside. There’s seating for five in the Zoe but the battery location (under the seats) means there’s a slight step up to get into the car in the first place. For use with child seats, the height is welcome, and the doors open wide too.

The unusually high rear floor means passengers, and those with long legs especially, will feel like their knees are higher than normal, but on the whole rear leg room is acceptable. Head room is a bit restricted for taller guests, but there are now two USB charging sockets for phones and other devices.

Boot space and storage

In the boot there’s a jolly decent 338 litres of space, expanding to 1,225 litres when you fold the seats down – not class-leading but on par with hatchback rivals. An optional false floor lets you hide the charging cables out of the way and get an almost-flat load space with the seat backs folded.

Is it easy to park?

The Zoe is smaller than a Clio, which makes it almost perfectly-sized for you if you live in a city. Visibility is excellent, the mirrors are well-sized for parking, and most models are available with a camera or reversing sensors. Most UK-sized garages should swallow it without any issues, and that will make it a cinch for city dwellers to live with.

How big is it?

  All Renault Zoe models
Length  4,084mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,730mm
Width (with mirrors)  1,945mm
Height  1,562mm

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Safety

  • Renault Zoe rated zero stars by Euro NCAP in 2021
  • Three Isofix mounts, one front and two back
  • Simulated engine noise to warn pedestrians

Safety is a concern for the Zoe following an updated test in 2021, in which it scored an unprecedented zero stars. Considering it was a five-star Euro NCAP car when originally tested in 2013, this shows you how much standards have risen over the years. Does that mean it’s now an unsafe car? No. But it is definitely comparatively less safe than its younger rivals.

The Zoe is not lacking in electronic safety systems you see on most new cars these days such as electronic stability control and traction control, though. There’s also a speed limiter and cruise control functions. Although active lane-keeping is on offer, adaptive cruise isn’t – limiting coasting regeneration as well as meaning it’s not entirely set-and-forget on the motorway.

As well as standard LED headlights to brighten even the darkest of roads, the Zoe can be equipped with handy safety tech, such as:

To help warns pedestrians of its approach, the Zoe emits a sound when traveling at speeds of up to 18mph. This has been developed with help from visually-impaired people who may not realise there is a car in their vicinity unless they can hear it; the frequencies are tuned to alert guide dogs too.

You can select from three ‘songs’, or disable the system if you need the car to be quiet.

There are Isofix child seat lashing points on the outer rear seats and also on the front passenger seat.

Renault Zoe EuroNCAP 2021 crash test video

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone

Dynamique Intens equipment

Dynamique Intens standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone
Dynamique Intens optional equipment
None available

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator

Dynamique Zen equipment

Dynamique Zen standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone
Dynamique Zen optional equipment
None available

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone
Expression optional equipment
None available

Expression Nav equipment

Expression Nav standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone
Expression Nav optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
GT optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

GT Edition equipment

GT Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
GT Edition optional equipment
None available

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Line + equipment

GT Line + standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
GT Line + optional equipment
None available

Iconic equipment

Iconic standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Play optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Riviera equipment

Riviera standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Riviera optional equipment
None available

S Edition equipment

S Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
S Edition optional equipment
None available

S Edition Nav equipment

S Edition Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
S Edition Nav optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
None available

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone
Signature Nav optional equipment
None available

Venture Edition equipment

Venture Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
Venture Edition optional equipment
None available
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