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Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.5 dCi 110 Stop and Start

Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.5 dCi 110 Stop and Start

MPVs (7 seaters)

2. Renault Grand Scenic

Model/Engine size:
Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.5 dCi 110 Stop and Start
Fuel:
Diesel
Fuel economy combined:
68.9 mpg
Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique TomTom ENERGY 1.5 dCi 110 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 1.5-litre turbodiesel makes do with 110 bhp but it is the 192 lb.ft of torque accessible at just 1,750 rpm which is more important here. If you are going to use all 7 seats all of the time performance will be leisurely, but it does a decent job the rest of the time. The pay off for a slightly class-lagging 0-62 mph time is the outstanding fuel economy.

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 Renault Grand Scenic is a good-looking MPV which is ideal if you occasionally need to carry 7 people or you have lots of kids. The fuel economy on offer is outstanding, helped by standard stop/start. 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:
72.4 mpg
Fuel economy, urban:
62.8 mpg
CO2 emissions:
105 g/km
Green rating:
VED band B
Weight:
1516 Kg
Company car tax liability ( 2015/16 ):
19%
Price:
£22,515
Insurance group:
19
Power:
110 bhp
Max speed:
112 mph
0-62mph:
13.5 seconds
Euro 6:
No