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  • Launched in 2016
  • MPV
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Launch year
    2016
  • Body type
    MPV
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel

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Practical MPV with SUV styling

Best bits

  • Classy styling that stands out from the crowd
  • Upmarket interior with family-friendly features
  • Long list of standard equipment

Not so great

  • More a 5+2 MPV than a true seven-seater
  • Large alloy wheels upset the ride quality
  • Infotainment screen looks the part, but fails to impress

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"The Renault Grand Scenic is a stylish take on the MPV formula. As a five-seater, it’s as good as any car in its class, with a flexible interior, large boot and long list of standard equipment. You also get the benefit of two extra seats and massive 20-inch alloy wheels as standard."

Renault Grand Scenic Side Front View

The seven-seat MPV is dead, long live the seven-seat SUV. Okay, so rumours of the death of the MPV have been greatly exaggerated, but there’s no doubt that the SUV is the car of choice for dedicated followers of family fashion.


Which might explain why Renault decided to give the Grand Scenic such an eye-catching makeover. Four years on from its launch, it remains one of the best looking cars in its class. Renault even took the bold step of fitting 20-inch alloy wheels as standard across the range.


In common with many of its rivals, the Renault Grand Scenic would be best described as a ‘5+2’ MPV, rather than a full seven-seater. The third row is a little tight, even for children, but the seats are fine for occasional use.


When viewed as a five-seat MPV, it’s easy to make a case for the Grand Scenic. The dramatic styling is matched by an upmarket cabin, although it lacks the wow-factor of the Peugeot 5008. 


It’s also incredibly well-equipped, with even the entry-level Play trim offering a level of specification that would be mid-range in some rivals. The flagship Signature trim edges the Grand Scenic into premium territory, with a comprehensive list of equipment including a large portrait-style touchscreen.


There are just two engines: a 1.3-litre TCe 140 petrol and a 1.8-litre Blue dCi 120 diesel. Both offer enough power to push the Grand Scenic along at a brisk rate, but the diesel just edges the petrol for torque and its ability to cope with the strains of seven people and their luggage.


Not that you will get much luggage in the boot when all seven seats are occupied. It’s no wonder Renault offers an optional roof box, which increases the overall luggage capacity by as much as 500 litres. That’s like having an old Citroen C5 estate mounted on the roof.


Up front, the Iconic and Signature trim levels feature a clever sliding centre console, which is one reason why you might want to upgrade from the Play version. We’d argue the Grand Scenic doesn’t offer the best cabin storage, though, as the glovebox is too small and the door pockets are too narrow.


Although it can’t match the Ford C-MAX and S-MAX for dynamic appeal, the Grand Scenic offers a mature and sophisticated driving experience. There’s a bit of lean when cornering, but this is countered by excellent grip. Unfortunately, there’s little in the way of feedback through the steering, so it’s best to adopt a smooth and relaxed driving style.


The 20-inch wheels upset the ride quality, but while the suspension is firm, it’s never uncomfortable. Only letting the train take the strain is more relaxing on a cross-continental trip.


Entry-level versions offer exceptional value for money and there’s not a huge gulf in price between the Play and Signature models. With this in mind, you might want to settle on the mid-range Iconic trim.


Put simply, the Renault Grand Scenic is a great looking, well-equipped and practical MPV. Let your friends follow the crowd by opting for an SUV – the smart money goes on Renault’s big wheels.

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1.3 TCE 140 Iconic 5dr

  • 2019
  • 28,761 miles
  • Renault Belfast
  • Antrim, BT126LR
Price:£16,999
PCP: £311.47/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £311.47, Customer Deposit: £2,549.00, Total Deposit: £2,549.85, Optional Final Payment: £6,580.00, Total Charge For Credit: £3,032.30, Total Amount Payable: £20,031.30, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 7%, Excess Mileage Charge: 12ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

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1.2 TCE 130 Signature Nav 5dr

  • 2017
  • 30,153 miles
  • Renault Retail Group Croydon
  • Surrey, CR53EA
Price:£16,995
PCP: £316.15/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 37 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £316.15, Customer Deposit: £2,549.00, Total Deposit: £2,549.25, Optional Final Payment: £6,118.00, Total Charge For Credit: £3,053.65, Total Amount Payable: £20,048.65, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 8ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Renault Grand Scenic right for you?

If you can’t beat ‘em... join ‘em. Rather than fight the rise of the seven-seat SUV, Renault decided to fuse two body styles in the creation of the Grand Scenic. It’s still a people carrier, but the styling is more akin to something you’d find on an SUV.


As a result, it’s one of the best looking cars in its class, with a classy, flexible and upmarket cabin to match. You’ll have to make one or two sacrifices in terms of outright practicality, but as a 5+2 MPV, there’s a lot to like about the Renault Grand Scenic.

What’s the best Renault Grand Scenic model/engine to choose?

There are just two engines available if you’re buying new, so choosing comes down to what you intend to do with your Grand Scenic. The 1.3-litre turbocharged TCe 140 petrol engine does a remarkably good job, offering plenty of punch and strong refinement.


The 1.5-litre turbocharged Blue dCi 120 just edges the petrol engine, offering more torque and improved efficiency. On a family holiday with a boot full of luggage, you’ll be glad you opted for the diesel.


All versions offer a generous level of standard equipment, but we’d recommend the mid-range Iconic trim for the best balance of price and toys. Front and rear parking sensors and the sliding centre console are just two reasons why we’d upgrade from the entry-level Play trim.


The flagship Signature offers a premium take on the MPV formula, but it’s quite an expensive upgrade when new. It could be worth finding a used example, mind.

What other cars are similar to the Renault Grand Scenic?

Because the Renault Grand Scenic straddles the MPV and SUV segments, it faces a fight from two sides. It can’t offer the outright practicality and flexibility of the Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer, SEAT Alhambra or Volkswagen Sharan, as those MPVs offer genuine seating for seven people.


This leaves the Grand Scenic to compete against rivals like the Peugeot 5008, SEAT Tarraco and Skoda Kodiaq. The seating arrangement in these cars is best described as ‘5+2’ – five great seats and a couple of cheap seats at the very back.


If you require all seven seats more often than not, the Grand Scenic isn’t for you. However, for occasional use it’s perfectly fine.

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Renault Grand Scenic Front Interior

On the inside

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Driving

Renault Grand Scenic Side Rear View

How much does it cost to run

Renault Grand Scenic Right Side View

Prices, versions and specification

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