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Renault Captur Review 2021

With its distinctive good looks, spacious, high-quality cabin, low running costs and large boot, it's easy to see why the Renault Captur is one of the most popular small SUVs on the market, selling over 1.5 million units worldwide.  

Now in its second generation, the Renault Captur has been refreshed to offer more space, a new modern design and improved comfort, taking on rivals such as the spacious Skoda Kamiq, the comfort-oriented Volkswagen T-Roc and the sporty-looking Ford Puma.

A new plug-in hybrid E-Tech version has also been introduced to appeal to business drivers and those looking to shrink their carbon footprint.

Our Renault Captur review covers:

Renault Captur Key Features

  • Refreshed exterior design with LED headlights as standard
  • Large 536-litre boot and flexible rear seats
  • Wide range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines
  • Generous standard specification 
  • Three equipment levels are available 

Design and Practicality

The Captur's distinctive good looks have consistently helped it stand out from the crowd, and the second-generation model is no exception. 

Slightly taller, wider and longer than its predecessor, the 2021 Renault Captur is still curvy but also slightly more chiselled, with a wider grille, redesigned bumpers and C-shaped LED running lights and LED headlights now offered as standard. 


Two-tone paintwork remains to give the Captur its trademark look, with 90 combinations possible to help you stand out from the crowd. 

In terms of practicality, space inside is abundant, both for passengers and luggage. The rear seat bench can slide forwards and backwards to adjust the boot space between 422 and 536 litres. To further boost versatility, all Capturs except the E-Tech hybrids (which have a smaller 379-litre boot due to electricals beneath the boot floor) also have a variable-height boot floor with no lip to help with lifting heavy items. 

Interior and Trims

Inside, the Captur boasts a refreshed, slicker design with upgraded materials. Its elevated driving position gives a decent forward. Mid-range trims and above also come with rear parking sensors or front sensors and a rear-view camera (on the high-spec S Edition) for increased visibility.  

Three equipment levels are available, including Play, Iconic and S Edition. A Launch Edition model is also available for a limited time. 

The entry-level Play gets a new 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, DAB radio and Bluetooth, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry and air-conditioning as standard. 

The mid-level Iconic adds a built-in sat-nav, 17-inch alloy wheels, a contrasting roof colour, automatic climate control and rear parking sensors.

The range-topping S Edition models get a bigger 9-inch portrait touchscreen, wireless phone charging and the option of an eight-speaker (plus a subwoofer) BOSE sound system.

Power and Performance

Under the bonnet, the Captur offers a range of engines, including three petrols, two diesels and a plug-in hybrid. Transmission options include an automatic with seven speeds or five and six-speed manuals, depending on the engine.


If you drive mainly in town, the 130hp 1.3-litre petrol engine strikes the best balance between price, performance and fuel economy. However, if you're a company car driver, the E-Tech plug-in hybrid offers low CO2 emissions and a decent official electric range of around 30 miles, making it an attractive proposition. 

In terms of drive, the Captur doesn't quite match the grip and agility of the Ford Puma but is light enough around town, steers precisely and feels grippy and stable through turns. Be wary that E-Tech plug-in hybrid versions are slightly heavier due to their battery packs, making the Captur feel a little less agile.

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Renault Captur start from Price On Request OTR* or to lease from £252.15 per month.

Thinking of leasing the new Renault Captur? Car leasing offers many benefits over buying with fixed monthly rentals, a low initial outlay and flexible term and mileage packages. Add in free GB delivery, breakdown recovery, road tax, and the manufacturer's warranty included as standard, and there's never been a better time to get behind the wheel of the new Renault Captur. 

*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and typically includes one year’s road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Always check with the manufacturer.  

Customer Reviews

Renault Captur
Average Rating Based on 29 reviews
4.1 out of 5

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4.9 out of 5
Cheryl Renault Captur 1.3 TCE 140 S Edition

had 3 Capturs just love the car, it is ideal, not to small or big, ideal ladies car I think

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5.0 out of 5
Margaret Renault Captur 1.0 TCE 100 Iconic *Free Metallic Paint*

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2.7 out of 5
Victoria Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

Its not very powerful. After one year it still feels strange and uncomfortable to drive and its so weak

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3.7 out of 5
Graham Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

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4.9 out of 5
Claire Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

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4.3 out of 5
Ashton Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 GT Line

The car has suited my family’s needs very well. Spacious enough for a family of 4 with 2 car seats. Only down side is how tight it is to fit a 3rd person in the back when the child car seats are in. Love the fact that you can expand the boot space, it’s proved to be very handy!

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4.7 out of 5
Geoffrey Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

Size of vehicle is easy to keep clean and maintaine - What is there to dislike- Overall very pleased

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4.6 out of 5
Lynne Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

I am very pleased with the vehicle, it is spacious, comfortable with all the in-vehicle technology to keep you up to date and safe.

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1.9 out of 5
Denis Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 GT Line

Smaller than it looks, very low on fuel efficiency, poor acceleration, overall feels like a very cheap plasticky vehicle.

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4.9 out of 5
Michelle Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

Good car to drive

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4.9 out of 5
Jane Renault Captur 1.3 TCE 130 S Edition 5dr

I am really pleased with my car. Wish they did bright blue colour still with ivory roof!

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4.1 out of 5
David Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

Good car however struggles with acceleration when 4 adults are in it Really like interior but would maybe opt for power over interior extras next car

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4.7 out of 5
Ian Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

Good value for money and fuel efficient. Looks good inside and out. The in-car technology is great, the children love it! Handles the road really well, a lovely car to drive. Very comfortable. Boot space is compact, fits about 3/4 large shopping bags. For a small family vehicle we are very pleased with our choice and would definitely recommend it.

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4.1 out of 5
Victoria Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 Iconic *Incl. Met paint & Spare wheel*

Overall happy with the vehicle, except with on going problem with dab radio which doesn't work Renault says needs an up date which they don't have, this has been going on now for six months.

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2.7 out of 5
Julie Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90 GT Line

In general the vehicle is very good.However it is nowhere near as cheap to run as stated.Also having no roof bars is a massive mistake by Renault as this gives limited carrying capacity

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