Renault Kangoo van dimensions (2008-on)

On this page you'll find full exterior and load area dimensions for the latest version of the Renault Kangoo that was launched back in 2008.

Plus details of payload rating and info on towing capability.

Competing in the small van sector against the likes of the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Ford Transit Connect and Volkswagen Caddy, the Renault Kangoo comes in standard short-wheelbase (SWB) and Maxi long-wheelbase (LWB) versions, with a super-short Compact model also offered in its early days.

The Maxi comes in panel van and Crew van versions, the later including a second row of seats for extra passengers.

For details of driving impressions, standard equipment, running costs and value, see our main Renault Kangoo review page, or our Renault Kangoo ZE review page if you're interested in the electric version.

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Renault Kangoo (08-22) capacity & size

4 out of 5 4.0

The size of the Kangoo’s load area is pretty much on par with most other small vans – the regular version offers 3.0-3.6 cubic metres of load volume, depending on whether you’ve got the folding front passenger seat, while the long-wheelbase (LWB) Maxi version has 4.0-4.6 cubic metres of space.

The discontinued Compact model had a 2.3 cubic metre minimum – and enough floor space for a single Euro pallet. Need to fit two Euro pallets inside a Kangoo? Then only the Maxi will do.

Multiple bulkhead options

As of the range revision in 2015, all Kangoo vans come as standard with full metal bulkhead. However, if you want more versatility, there are still other options.

Clever features available in this van include a swivelling bulkhead, which together with the folding passenger seat allows for longer loads while maintaining good safety protection for the driver, and a roof hatch called the rear roof flap that allows you to stick longer loads out of the top of the van.

Renault Kangoo van load area, 2020

Crew vans, meanwhile, come with a what's called a multipositional bulkhead, which similarly safely extends the load area in combination with fold-flat rear seats; it’s actually attached to the back of the seats so moves forward automatically when you fold it.

The rear doors are asymmetrical, and open up to 180 degrees, while at least one side door is standard on all current models (at time of writing in June 2020).

Renault Kangoo exterior dimensions

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Renault Kangoo Van (SWB) Maxi Van (LWD)
Length (mm) 4,282 4,666
Height (mm) 1,805-1,844 1,810-1,826
Width including door mirrors (mm) 2,138 2,138
Width excluding door mirrors (mm) 1,829 1,829
Wheelbase (mm) 2,697 3,081


Note that Renault sometimes refers to the regular van as the ML model, and the Maxi as the LL.

Renault Kangoo van load area dimensions

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Renault Kangoo Van (SWB) Maxi Van (LWB) Maxi Crew Van Crew Van with moving bulkhead
Basic load length (mm) 1,476 1,862 1,008 1,361
Load length at floor (mm) 1,731 2,115 1,328 1,432
Load length with folding passenger seat (mm) 2,502 2,886 2,210 2,043 
Load height (mm) 1,129 1,129 1,129 1,129
Load width (mm) 1,141-1,219 1,141-1,219 1,141-1,219
Width between the wheelarches (mm) 1,218 1,218 1,145
Sill height (mm) 588-609 575-601 563-586 563-586
Load volume (cubic metres) 3.0-3.6 4.0-4.6 1.3-3.4 2.4-3.6


The load area of the Kangoo ZE electric van matches the conventional diesel-powered versions, since its batteries are mounted under the load floor. The ZE comes as a standard, Maxi and Crew van, too.

Renault Kangoo (08-22) payload, weight & towing

3.8 out of 5 3.8

Unfortunately, with a maximum rating of just under 850kg (depending on version), the Kangoo doesn’t match up to the top small vans for payload, some of which now carry upwards of 1,000kg.

Renault Kangoo van payload rating

At the time of writing in June 2020, the standard van has 'average' payload ratings (as Renault puts it) of 671-786kg, while the Maxi panel van is rated to nearly 800kg, with Crew van versions at around 740kg.

The ZE electric van, meanwhile, offers 625kg payload as a standard van, 640kg payload as Maxi van, or 605kg / 639kg for the Crew van equivalents.

Renault Kangoo van towing capacity

The standard panel van has an unbraked towing rating of 690kg, and a braked towing rating of 1,050kg.

The Maxi models go up to 740-745kg unbraked, but are limited to the same 1,050kg with a braked trailer.

Don't expect to tow with the ZE model.