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Renault Kangoo Review 2024

The new Renault Kangoo has made significant strides with a brand-new platform, modern design, cleaner engines, and an expanded load space. It offers enhanced safety systems, improved aesthetics, and more economical operation. It provides a spacious, comfortable interior, advanced driver-assistance systems, and better driving dynamics.

Rivals to the Renault Kangoo include the Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo and Ford Transit Connect.

Our Renault Kangoo review covers:

Renault Kangoo Key Features

  • Dashing exterior with a sculpted bonnet, C-shaped headlights and chrome accents
  • Spacious and well-designed interior, ditching the plastic-laden cabins
  • Payloads of up to 1000kg and load volume of up to 4.2m3
  • Available in petrol and diesel engines 
  • Two trim levels are available: Start and Advance

Renault Kangoo Pros and Cons:


  • Advanced safety features
  • Enhanced interior comfort
  • Large cabin and loadspace


  • Average fuel economy 
  • Rivals offer higher payload
  • Little flexibility in engine/gearbox combinations

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The new Renault Kangoo has strutted onto the scene with a head-turning design that's equal parts sleek and practical. The sculpted bonnet, snazzy C-shaped headlights, and generous chrome accents make it the kind of van that gets noticed on the high street, not just the building site.

Renault Kangoo Exterior

Step inside, and you'll find a cabin that's ditched the plastic of its predecessor for a contemporary, car-inspired haven. Plush seats and a smooth suspension make even the bumpiest roads a breeze, while the optional 8-inch touchscreen adds a touch of high-tech luxury.

The rear space is a cavernous playground, with a payload of up to 1000kg and load volume of up to 4.2m3. Wide-opening sliding doors make loading and unloading a walk in the park, even for the most awkward of packages. Clever touches like the fold-down ladder rack and overhead storage compartments add to the Kangoo's versatility, proving it's just as happy hauling tools as it is surfboards. So, whether you're a tradesperson needing a trusty sidekick or a family seeking a spacious adventure wagon, the new Kangoo ticks all the boxes.

Interior and Trims

While the Renault Kangoo's cabin echoes the passenger car trend adopted by many small vans, it leans more towards the practical charm of superminis than the luxuriousness of their larger counterparts. However, even the base trim offers decent driver adjustability, with a seat that accommodates most tall drivers.

For those seeking a touch of refinement, the Advance trim delivers. Boasting an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it elevates the driving experience. An electric parking brake adds convenience, while chrome accents on the gear lever and dash introduce a touch of class. Even the little details like LED cargo area lighting for late-night loading sessions demonstrate thoughtful design.

The high-set gear lever is easily within reach, freeing up space below for essential items. Plus, physical buttons for key functions like climate control and driving modes are conveniently placed on the central console, keeping distractions at bay.

In essence, the Kangoo's cabin caters to diverse needs. While the base trim prioritises practicality and affordability, the Advance version infuses a touch of luxury without sacrificing functionality.

Two trim levels are available: Start and Advance.

The base trim, Start, features a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX ports, automatic lights and wipers, manual air-con, electric windows, a full bulkhead, ten rear lashing points, 16-inch steel wheels, heated power mirrors, twin sliding side doors, unglazed rear doors, roof bar mounts, cruise control, and a speed limiter. 

The Advance trim adds to this with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an electronic parking brake, a passenger bench seat, LED bay lighting, chrome accents, rear sensors, and styled 16-inch wheel covers.

Power and Performance

The Kangoo's diesel lineup caters to both efficient cruising and heavy-duty hauling. The 1.5L Blue dCi 95 strikes a balance between fuel economy and performance, packing 260 Nm of torque and paired with a smooth 6-speed manual. For drivers requiring extra muscle, the Blue dCi 115 EDC delivers 270 Nm and boasts a convenient 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, ideal for towing and heavier loads. This powerhouse is designed with professional needs in mind, tackling long journeys and demanding tasks with ease.

The 1.3L TCe 100 FAP brings the zing to petrol enthusiasts. This direct-injection turbo engine offers 200 Nm of torque, enhanced driving dynamics, and eco-friendly features like a particulate filter and NOx reduction technology. Couple that with a 6-speed manual gearbox, and you've got a fuel-efficient option that won't sacrifice driving fun.

Renault Kangoo Interior

Prepare for a car-like driving experience in the Kangoo. The low seating position feels reminiscent of the latest Volkswagen Caddy Cargo, a stark contrast to the taller Citroen Berlingo. The light and accurate steering makes manoeuvring a breeze, while good visibility keeps you in control. Although the bonnet edge might be hidden, the Advance trim's rear-view camera offers a clear view for effortless parking. While some wind and road noise are inevitable, the solid bulkhead effectively minimises it, creating a quieter cabin environment.

The new Kangoo doesn't just look sharp, it's a modern van that prioritises practicality without compromising comfort or convenience. The diverse engine options cater to a variety of needs, while the car-like driving experience makes even long journeys enjoyable. So, whether you're a business looking for a reliable workhorse or a family seeking a spacious and versatile companion, the Kangoo is a compelling contender.

Leasing vs Buying

The Renault Kangoo is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £24,300.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £229.05.

If you're considering leasing a Renault Kangoo, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Renault Kangoo can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.