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Renault Captur SUV - Interior & comfort

The Renault Captur boasts some impressive features and improved quality

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Captur is heavily influenced by the Renault Clio supermini and just like the latest version of that car, the Captur’s interior has taken a big step up in quality. There are now soft touch plastics covering most of the surfaces. Technology is significantly improved too, with the option of digital instruments and an infotainment system that works well.

Renault Captur dashboard

One of the key talking points is the new digital instrument display, measuring 10 inches and boasting very crisp graphics. It works well and we prefer it to the standard analogue gauges, so it’s a shame it’s now only on the E-Tech Launch Edition version.

Dominating the centre console is a portrait-orientated touchscreen that’s seven inches in size on lower trims and 9.3 inches in top versions. You’ll also forfeit sat-nav at the lower end, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, so you can use the map apps built into your smartphone. Renault's operating system isn't as intuitive as something like BMW's iDrive software, but most will likely plug in their phone anyway.

Equipment

Equipment is generous, with some ‘big car’ features such as keyless start, lane departure warnings and LED headlights fitted to even the standard ‘Play’ trim. Moving up to the new SE Limited trim brings alloy wheels, exclusive upholstery and badges and sat nav. ‘Iconic’ adds automatic air con, wipers and high-beam headlights, and adds extra tint to the rear windows.

Upgrading to S Edition no longer brings the larger infotainment screen, but you do get a seven-inch digital dial cluster, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera and seats trimmed in artificial leather upholstery. An RS Line version adds sporty styling inside and out, and brings the impressive portrait touchscreen.

The E-Tech plug-in hybrid enjoys some unique features too, including the ability to schedule heating and cooling of the interior via the Easy Link app.

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