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Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.2 TCe 115 Stop and Start

Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.2 TCe 115 Stop and Start

MPVs (7 seaters)

3. Renault Grand Scenic

Model/Engine size:
Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.2 TCe 115 Stop and Start
Fuel:
Petrol
Fuel economy combined:
46.3 mpg
Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.2 TCe 115 Stop and Start

Summary

Renault invented the MPV so the company knows a thing or two about this class. The previous Grand Scenic was a regular in this Guide, providing class-leading fuel economy with 7 seat flexibility. It is impressive that the new model has moved the bar even higher and is now within sight of the 100 g/km benchmark.

Renault has gone on a style offensive in recent years and the results are evident in the Grand Scenic. For an MPV it is a decent looking car and the theme is continued inside where an airy cabin and stylishly simple dashboard await.

The 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine is bang on trend, being a downsized unit. Thanks to the turbo it produces 115 bhp at 4,500 rpm which is more than the 1.6-litre unit can manage, whilst also delivering substantially better fuel economy. Torque is equally impressive with 140 lb.ft at just 2,000 rpm. It is easy to see why downsized engines are becoming increasingly common.

The Grand Scenic is a small MPV at just 4.56 metres in length so in common with the rest of the class whilst it does have 7 seats the two in the last row are best kept for occasional use and preferably for kids. If you don’t need them all the time they fold away neatly into the boot floor. With the rear seats up, boot space is a paltry 208 litres, but fold 5 seats down and you get a cavernous 1863 litres.

The Grand Scenic is a good-looking MPV which is ideal if you occasionally need to carry 7 people or you have lots of kids. If you are going to use all of the seats more regularly the diesel is a better option thanks to the extra torque on offer. If we were being picky it isn’t the best MPV to drive and it isn’t particularly cheap, but it’s well worth a look.

Specifications

Fuel economy, extra urban:
52.3 mpg
Fuel economy, urban:
37.7 mpg
CO2 emissions:
140 g/km
Green rating:
VED band E - £130 a year
Weight:
1491 Kg
Company car tax liability ( 2015/16 ):
23%
Price:
£21,675
Insurance group:
19
Power:
115 bhp
Max speed:
112 mph
0-62mph:
12.6 seconds
Euro 6:
No