Renault Captur variants
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Total cash price £11,399. Borrowing £9,119 with a £2,280 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
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Renault Captur buying guide

Captur models come with several different engine and trim options. Our guide can help you understand the Captur lineup, allowing you to pick the right choice for you.

What Renault Captur trim levels are there?

Kicking off the Captur trim lineup is Play. This trim is available on both pre-2020 and newer versions of the Captur. Standard features are fairly generous and include air conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Next step up is Iconic – the most popular trim for Captur models, also offered on both current and previous generation models. This trim adds built-in navigation to the existing infotainment setup, along with rear parking sensors.

For pre-2020 Captur models, buyers could select GT Line trim. This premium option includes a self-parking system, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, LED headlights, heated front seats and part-leather upholstery throughout.

For current-generation (2020 and newer) Capturs, GT Line is replaced by R.S. Line. This versions gets larger alloy wheels, a sporty looking body kit and a larger infotainment system paired with digital dials in front of the driver.

Renault Captur interior and technology

Renault has worked hard to improve its cabins lately and both previous and current-generation Capturs have benefitted from its efforts. Passengers are greeted by a minimal dashboard with only a handful of buttons for select functions. Most of the vehicle’s functions are controlled through the touchscreen infotainment system which, on the current-generation Captur in particular, is a dramatic improvement on its predecessor.

All infotainment setups offered across the Captur lineup include all the functions you’d expect and, crucially, get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, allowing you to mirror apps from your smartphone to your car’s screen. 2020 and newer Capturs have a particularly well-honed infotainment setup that makes it easy to see what functions are being controlled with a minimal amount of interaction.

The Captur might not be the best option for large families because the rear row is somewhat cramped if you need to manoeuvre a child’s seat into position. However, if you’re just carrying adults, four should be able to fit in the Captur fairly comfortably, with five able to squeeze in for shorter journeys. Boot space is acceptable for the class – enough for the weekly shop or a week’s worth of luggage.

Renault Captur engine range explained

Renault Captur 0.9 TCE 90

This 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol unit is only available on pre-2020 Captur models. This engine can achieve 52mpg on average but, with a 0-62mph time of more than 13 seconds, it can feel quite sluggish above town speeds. If you regularly travel on faster A-roads or motorways, we’d suggest getting something more powerful.

Renault Captur 1.0 TCE 90

This is the updated entry-level engine offered on 2020 and newer Capturs. Again, efficiency is strong but, with a 14-second 0-62mph time, the car will feel strained any time you ask for meaningful acceleration.

Renault Captur 1.0 TCE 100

This engine is offered on 2020 and newer Capturs. It gains a little extra power over the ‘90’ variant, but this only equates to a marginal improvement in performance.

Renault Captur 1.3 TCE 130

This is the most-powerful engine – relatively speaking – offered on both pre and post-2020 Captur models. You get a larger 1.3-litre, four-cylinder unit making a handy 130hp. This drops the 0-62mph time closer to 10 seconds, helping these Capturs feel much more sprightly than their stablemates. If you do any kind of regular A-road or motorway driving, this will be the best choice as it won’t feel strained when accelerating.

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90

This is the sole diesel engine in the Captur lineup and it’s only offered on pre-2020 models. Efficiency is impressive with up to 67mpg possible if you’re careful with your right foot. Performance isn’t anything to write home about with just 90hp on tap but, strangely, this engine feels quite a lot stronger than the 90hp petrol engines offered elsewhere in the lineup, and will suit long-distance drivers far better.

Renault Captur FAQs

All Captur models come in one form – a relatively compact five-door SUV. You’re likely to encounter two different generations of the Captur if you’re looking at the used market. Previous-generation Captur models were originally on sale until the end of 2019. Current-generation Captur models went on sale from 2020 onwards – these look very similar to the version that came before. The easiest way to tell the new version apart from the old version is to look at the headlights – the new model has a distinctive C-shaped lighting detail that descends below the headlight units to give it a sharper look.

The Captur is around 4.2 metres long (4.1 for pre-2020 models). That puts it at a very similar length to rivals including the Peugeot 2008 and Nissan Juke. The Captur makes better use of its interior space than the Juke, which swaps out some practicality for sportier styling – the Renault has enough room in the cabin for four adults to sit comfortably, or five at a push, with just enough boot space for two large suitcases.

Capturs are all offered with a selection of small turbocharged engines. Pre-2020 models get a choice of petrol or diesel units, while newer versions are offered with petrol power only.

The compact SUV field is so competitive that small differences between models might be enough to sway your decision one way or another. Not least the way they look, and the Captur's neat, curved styling might earn it the top place on your list.

On the road, the Captur is easy to drive thanks to the raised SUV driving position and remains reasonably hushed. That's especially true for the hybrid models, which can slip through city traffic on electric power alone.

You'll also appreciate the sliding rear bench seat. This lets you choose between maximising rear legroom, allowing tall adults to sit back there in relative comfort, or expanding the boot to 536 litres – one of the the largest in the segment.

The Captur is best suited to towing small caravans. Both 1.0-litre and 1.3-litre TCe turbocharged petrol models – along with diesel dCi models that were sold earlier in the Captur's life – are rated to tow a braked trailer weighing up to 1,200kg. That rating also applies to recent 1.3-litre 140 mild-hybrid models.

The full hybrid 145 and plug-in hybrid 160 versions are only rated to tow 750kg, making them even less suited to hauling heavy loads.

This figure depends on a few factors – what engine you choose, and whether you have the rear seats slid forwards or backwards.

With the rear seats all the way back for more rear legroom, you get 422 litres in petrol models – a respectable figure that's a spot larger than most family hatchbacks. This shrinks to 326 litres for the full hybrid and 265 litres for the plug-in hybrid.

Push the rear seats forward for more boot space and this grows to 536 litres – 440 litres for the full hybrid and 379 for the plug-in. Fold the rear seats completely and you get 1,275 litres in the petrol, 1,149 litres in the full hybrid and 1,118 in the plug-in.

While a sunroof is available in other markets, Renault doesn't offer this option for Capturs sold in the UK. This decision was likely a spec adjustment the company opted for when adapting it for right-hand-drive markets.