The Renault Scenic is Renault's rival to the Ford C-MAX and Citroen C4 Picasso. Thanks to a cleverly packaged interior, the Renault Scenic remains quite small on the outside, making it very easy to drive. However, the Renault Scenic's real strength is its well thought out interior, which has five generously sized seats and a decent boot. For buyers after a little extra boot space and an extra pair of seats, Renault also offers a longer Renault Grand Scenic version.
- Practical interior
- Good value for money
- Five and seven-seat options
- Poor resale values
- Basic petrol engine feels underpowered
- Starting to feel dated against rivals
The Renault Scenic is a force to be reckoned with on UK roads. It may not be the newest car in the compact MPV market, yet it remains one of the best. It offers the versatility of a people carrier in a more compact package, so it's easier to drive around town. It's thoughtfully designed inside, and is very comfortable. Thanks to a recent facelift, the five-seat interior is roomier than ever and build quality has been improved, so it remains a great choice. There's a seven-seat Grand Scenic for growing families, too.
- Practical and well built interior
- Value for money
- Seven seats
- Question marks over Renault reliability
- Boxy styling
- Limited badge appeal
The Grand Scenic is comfortable, quiet and good value for money. The interior is practical, and the addition of a third row of seats is very useful. When the latest Scenic was launched in 2009, it brought a greater range of engines, so there's now more than ever for buyers to pick and choose from.