RENAULT GRAND SCENIC

Renault Grand Scenic

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How much does the Renault Grand Scenic cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Renault Grand Scenic to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Small MPV segment, it’s one of the best you can choose.

The Renault Grand Scenic 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does almost 81 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Ford B Max 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot Partner Tepee has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.5L diesel1.6L diesel1.7L diesel1.9L diesel2.0L diesel
mpg52.3 - 80.760.1 - 64.257.739.8 - 50.440.4 - 42.8
emissions92 - 138114 - 122129149 - 188173 - 184
tax£0.00 - £145.00£125.00 - £30.00£125.00£160.00 - £300.00£235.00 - £260.00
insuranceGroup 11 - 20Group 16 - 24Group 13Group 17 - 21Group 22 - 23

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Renault Grand Scenic: How big is the boot?

The Renault Grand Scenic has a below average boot space (204 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 762 litres.

Is the Renault Grand Scenic easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Nissan Note.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Grand Scenic is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4575m, giving you a relatively small 225mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Kia Venga.

Which Renault Grand Scenic has the best performance?

The fastest Renault Grand Scenic from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 380 lbs/ft torque and 160 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6L petrol, which will beat your Renault Grand Scenic to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.5L diesel1.6L diesel1.7L diesel1.9L diesel2.0L diesel
zeroTo6212.4 - 14.310.7 - 11.411.19.6 - 11.59.5 - 10.1
torque240 - 260320 - 360300300360 - 380
bhp105 - 110130 - 160120130150 - 160

What size caravan or trailer, can the Renault Grand Scenic tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Renault Grand Scenic 1.7L diesel which has 300 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.