Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Renault Captur review - Practicality & boot space

A sliding set of rear seats helps juggle boot space with passenger legroom

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating
Be the first to review
Practicality & boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

Despite being a relatively small car, the Captur stole lots of sales, from the Nissan Juke in particular, by being far more practical. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the second-generation Captur is even better in this respect.

Renault Captur interior space & storage

Space in the front is generous, with a decent seating position and a good view out. This is thanks to the raised seating position, tall windows and the slim A-pillar with quarter-light window to help eliminate blind-spots.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Rear passenger space isn’t bad, but much taller adults sitting behind the driver might find legroom limited. You can slide the rear seats forward and backwards to increase interior or boot space, making the Captur a little more versatile than some other small SUVs.

Boot space

The Captur’s party trick is that the rear bench slides by 160mm back and forth. This isn’t unheard of, but it’s rare in the crossover class and gives the Captur a sizable 536 litres of boot space when pushed forwards. It’s worth noting, though, that this won’t be comfortable for adults in the back.

With knee and legroom restored, boot capacity shrinks to (a still decent) 404 litres with the bench slid fully rearwards, which compares with 456 litres for the Ford Puma. Standard boot space is also slightly less for the hybrid version of the Captur to accommodate the battery under the floor, so it has a maximum of 440 litres. Fold the rear seats down completely and this frees up 1,596 litres of space, or 1,458 litres in the hybrid.

Skip advert
Advertisement

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.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy
Best used small SUVs
Best cars
12 Jul 2024

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy

Renault Captur review – a stylish, good-value small SUV
Renault Captur facelift Carbuyer review
In-depth reviews
11 Jul 2024

Renault Captur review – a stylish, good-value small SUV

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024
Best plug in hybrids
Best cars
23 May 2024

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024

Top 10 best hybrid SUVs 2024
Best hybrid SUVs
Best cars
10 May 2024

Top 10 best hybrid SUVs 2024

Have You Considered

Renault Captur review – a stylish, good-value small SUV
Renault Captur facelift Carbuyer review
In-depth reviews
11 Jul 2024

Renault Captur review – a stylish, good-value small SUV

Alfa Romeo Junior review – a great first EV for the Italian brand
Alfa Romeo Junior
In-depth reviews
9 Jul 2024

Alfa Romeo Junior review – a great first EV for the Italian brand

Most Popular

New Fiat Grande Panda: everything we know about Italy’s retro-inspired EV
Fiat Grande Panda front quarter
News
11 Jul 2024

New Fiat Grande Panda: everything we know about Italy’s retro-inspired EV

All-new Audi A5: the sleek successor to the Audi A4
Audi A5 Avant front quarter
News
16 Jul 2024

All-new Audi A5: the sleek successor to the Audi A4

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy
Best used small SUVs
Best cars
12 Jul 2024

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024