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Renault Grand Scenic (2009-13)

Overall Rating

4 stars

The Renault seven seater MPV Grand Scénic is popular with families for the space and loaded with equipment.

For
  • Seven seats
  • Efficient engines
  • Plenty of equipment
Against
  • An abundance of trims is confusing
  • Status
  • Cheap plastics in places
Road Test

The popular MPV comes in four model range beginning with with Extreme, offering a well-equipped family car with plentiful space and flexibility. Key features on this entry-level version include 4x15W RDS radio with CD MP3, air conditioning, front and rear curtain and front lateral airbags, digital dashboard display, ESP, front electric windows, keyless car with Renault card, TunePoint (for connecting portable music players). Moving up the range, Expression benefits from a higher specification, focused around convenience and practicality. Among its core features are: automatic parking brake, child minder mirror, electric rear windows, folding passenger seat and the all-new TFT dashboard. The likely best-seller, Dynamique, includes an even higher level of equipment than the current range, with 16'' alloy wheels (17'' on dCi 150 and dCi 160 versions), automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth, cruise control, Hands free keycard, leather steering wheel, Multi-functional TunePoint and speed limiter. Completing the range, flagship Privilège trim provides luxurious family motoring, adding dual-zone climate control, electric folding mirrors, rear parking sensors and sliding centre storage unit. Committed to reducing eCO2 programme, the Grand Scénic sets the CO2 emissions benchmark for the seven-seat compact MPV category. In 1.5 dCi 106 guise, it emits just 135g/km. Alongside the latest engine technology developments, are the new integrated Carminat TomTom®, Renault's first rear parking camera and ingenious adaptable headrests for the front two rows of seats, which can be folded on either side to follow the shape of an occupant's head for added comfort and support on long journeys. Good handling and plenty of space the Grand Scénic is efficient and loaded with gadgets.

Need To Know

Best Models: Privilège

Replacement: 2013


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Renault Grand Scenic (2009-13)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

3 stars

Quality & Reliability

4 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

4 stars

Running Costs

3 stars

Value for Money

3 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

3 stars
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