Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Lots of passenger space in the Zoe
  • High seating position means a step up
  • Bootspace measuring 338/1225 litres

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.

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.

Safety

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

There isn’t a huge amount to worry about regarding Renault Zoe safety. A five-star Euro NCAP crash-testing score highlights just how much work has been done in this area.

New electrical infrastructure introduced with the 2019 update means the ability to use more sensors and automated functions, collectively referred to as the ADAS driver assistance package.

Perhaps of most concern to those buying an electric car, many measures have been introduced to prevent problems with the high voltage electrical systems in the event of an impact.

Of course, there’s also the host of electronic safety systems you see on most new cars these days such as electronic stability control and traction control. 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 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone
Expression Nav optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • 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
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
Play optional equipment
None available

S Edition Nav equipment

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

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • 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
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Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Renault Zoe Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2013
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 89%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 66%
Safety Assist: 85%

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.