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Renault Captur review - Interior & comfort

The Renault Captur boasts some impressive features and improved quality

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The Renault Captur saw updates to its interior as part of the 2024 facelift and it’s now made up of 26% recycled plastics, and leather has been removed completely. Don’t think that’s had a negative impact on quality, though – the Captur feels well-finished, particularly for the price, which is very impressive.

Renault Captur dashboard

The Renault Captur now gets a 10.4-inch infotainment screen featuring the brand’s latest Google-based operating system, while higher-spec cars get Google Maps for sat nav and extra connected services. It’s a system that’s also used in the Renault Clio, and it feels intuitive and familiar.

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While many car manufacturers may have moved away from physical controls in recent times, we’re glad to see the introduction of a panel of toggle switches below the central touchscreen. These are used to tweak the climate control settings saving you the difficulty of navigating through the touchscreen while driving.

Interestingly, there’s also a dedicated ‘My Safety’ button which allows for quick access to the safety systems’ settings should you want to turn them off – it’s handy, as features like speed-limit warning, lane departure warning and forward-collision alert activate by default every time you turn the car on.

Equipment

The Renault Captur is available in three trims: Evolution, Techno and the new top-spec Esprit Alpine. Evolution models are well equipped as standard, with 17-inch alloys and features such as the aforementioned 10.4-inch central display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, seven-inch driver’s display, LED headlights, wireless smartphone charging, a rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, cruise control, and autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist.

You’ll have to spring for Techno if you want sat nav, and this version also brings larger 18-inch wheels, front, rear and side parking sensors, heated and electrically folding wing mirrors, a larger 10.25-inch driver’s display, three driving modes and interior ambient lighting, plus a useful modular boot floor.

Esprit Alpine is the new top-of-the-range model which is only available with the hybrid setup. It gets dark accenting on the exterior including a contrast black roof and 19-inch alloys for a sportier look than the other trims. You also get a heated steering wheel finished in synthetic leather, adaptive cruise control and heated front seats with an electrically adjustable driver’s seat.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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