0345 811 9595

Mon-Fri 9am to 5.30pm

Why Lease The Trafic Crew?

Photo of Fergus Gray by: Fergus Gray

Fergus is a talented automotive writer specialising in automotive and sports content. He has a Level 3 qualification in content creation and previously worked for Boxxer and The Best of Bolton.

Renault Trafic Crew Review 2023

The Renault Trafic Crew is a versatile and practical option for those in need of a reliable and spacious van. Driver will appreciate its suitability for various commercial needs, especially considering the demands of UK roads and businesses.

Rivals to the Renault Trafic Crew include the Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen Transporter.

Our Renault Trafic Crew review covers:

Renault Trafic Crew Key Features

  • Boasts a practical yet modern and sleek exterior
  • Well-designed interior equipped with the latest technology
  • Standard load volume 4,3 m3 and maximum payload 1122kg
  • Range of three diesel engines in a variety of power outputs
  • Three trim levels are available: Advance, Extra and Extra Sport

Renault Trafic Crew Pros and Cons:


  • Driver Comfort
  • Modern Design and Features
  • Versatile Seating Arrangement


  • Road Noise
  • Interior Materials
  • Limited Engine Options

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the Renault Trafic Crew is a blend of modern aesthetics and functionality. The exterior has sleek, contemporary lines that not only make it visually appealing but also aid in aerodynamics, contributing to improved fuel efficiency. The front grille is bold and stylish, incorporating Renault's distinct design language. The overall design is versatile, allowing it to seamlessly fit into various commercial and personal use scenarios.

Inside, the Trafic Crew boasts a well-organized and ergonomic layout. The driver-focused cockpit is designed for ease of use, with essential controls within easy reach. The materials used in the interior are of good quality, providing a pleasant tactile experience. The seating arrangement is adaptable, allowing for different configurations to suit passenger and cargo needs.

Renault Trafic Crew Exterior

Practicality is a key highlight of the Renault Trafic Crew. The van is designed with versatility in mind, catering to a wide range of requirements. The seating layout can be easily adjusted to carry a mix of passengers and cargo, making it an excellent choice for businesses that need both transportation and utility. The rear cargo area is well-proportioned and designed to maximize load capacity while ensuring ease of access and loading. Additionally, the Trafic Crew offers ample storage compartments and pockets within the cabin, providing practical solutions for organizing and storing various items. This practicality extends to the driving experience, with features aimed at improving comfort and efficiency for the driver and passengers alike.

The Trafic Crew provides substantial boot space, particularly in the cargo area. The load space is intelligently designed to accommodate a wide array of goods, making it ideal for various commercial applications. The van's design allows for easy loading and unloading, with wide-opening rear doors and, in some models, a sliding side door for convenient access. The precise boot space can vary slightly based on the specific configuration and seating arrangement. However, in general, the Trafic Crew offers a standard load volume of 4,3 m3 and a maximum payload of 1122kg, making it suitable for businesses requiring transportation of goods alongside passenger transport needs. The ability to adjust the seating layout adds to the flexibility, enabling businesses to tailor the van to suit their unique requirements.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the Renault Trafic Crew is designed with both functionality and comfort in mind. It features a clean, modern layout with an emphasis on practicality. The driver-focused cockpit ensures that essential controls are easily accessible and intuitively placed, enhancing the overall driving experience. The quality of materials used in the interior is generally good, providing a durable and comfortable environment. Depending on the specific trim level, you may find variations in upholstery materials, colour schemes, and finishes.

Seating in the Trafic Crew is designed for long-haul comfort, whether you're a driver or a passenger. The seats are ergonomic and supportive, ensuring a pleasant journey even during extended drives. Additionally, the seating arrangement is flexible, allowing for adjustments to accommodate both passengers and cargo. In terms of technology, the Trafic Crew typically includes a modern infotainment system with a touchscreen interface, providing access to entertainment, navigation, connectivity, and other features. Depending on the trim level, additional technology and driver-assistance features may be available.

Three trim levels are available: Advance, Extra and Extra Sport. 

All variants come equipped with essential features including a DAB radio featuring Bluetooth connectivity, ESC stability control, a robust steel bulkhead, remote central locking, a sliding side door, and a speed limiter for safety. Extra models add an eight-inch touchscreen incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, manual air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, a through-loading bulkhead, and Renault's Mobile Office is included in the enhanced version, featuring a fold-down table attached to the middle passenger seat, providing storage space underneath, ideal for a laptop.

For the Sport models, enhancements comprise alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers, electrically folding mirrors, touchscreen satellite navigation, and a TFT driver's display. This model also features LED interior lighting, automatic lights and wipers, a driver alert system, and automatic emergency braking. Furthermore, it includes lane departure warning, road sign recognition, metallic paint as a standard feature, keyless entry, climate control, and a rear parking camera for added convenience and safety.

Power and Performance

The Renault Trafic Crew offers three compelling choices. The first is the Blue dCi 130. This engine configuration is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, providing the driver with precise control over the gear shifts. The power is directed to the front wheels (FWD), ensuring optimal traction and stability on the road.

The Blue dCi 150 is another diesel variant offering a robust power output. Like the Blue dCi 130, it is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox, allowing for a tailored driving experience. This model also employs front-wheel drive (FWD), contributing to its efficiency and manoeuvrability.

For those seeking the convenience of an automatic transmission, the Blue dCi 170 Auto EDC is an excellent option. It comes with a 6-speed Automatic EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission, providing seamless gear transitions. Like its counterparts, it operates with front-wheel drive (FWD), combining the power of a diesel engine with the ease of an automatic gearbox.

Renault Trafic Crew Interior

These diesel engine options give potential buyers the freedom to choose based on their preferences for manual or automatic transmission, all while ensuring a powerful performance tailored to the demands of their driving needs.

Overall, the Renault Trafic Crew is a reliable, well-designed van that caters to the needs of businesses and individuals. Its versatility, spaciousness, modern features, and solid performance make it a strong contender in the commercial van market.

Leasing vs Buying

The Renault Trafic Crew is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £38,700.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £459.61.

If you're considering leasing a Renault Trafic Crew, 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 Trafic Crew 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.