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The Top Gear car review:Renault Captur

Overall verdict
A tidy effort from Renault. If you’re looking for a baby crossover, this is one of the better ones.


Looks, multiple options, refinement, economy


Could be more practical, just another car hopping on the bandwagon


What is it?

The Captur is Renault’s take on the booming baby crossover market. It was one of six to be launched in 2013 from various different manufacturers, and Renault is hoping that by jumping on this particular bandwagon it’ll help turn around its fortunes. It needs to – sales have been falling recently.

The Captur doesn’t offer anything different to rivals: it’s based on the two wheel-drive Renault Clio but with a raised ride height. Renault has stuck to the script here, hoping that the punchy looks will help the Captur stand out. And it certainly looks exciting, particularly in vivid orange.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.2 TCE Dynamique Nav 5dr Auto
10.6s 125g/km 51.4 120 £18,780
The cheapest
0.9 TCE 90 Expression+ 5dr
13.2s 114g/km 55.4 90 £15,140
The greenest
1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique Nav 5dr
13.1s 95g/km 78.5 90 £18,300
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