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Renault Captur SUV - Practicality & boot space

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

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

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, the second-generation Captur is even better, with passenger and luggage space that borders on the room offered in SUVs from the class above.

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.

Space in the rear seats is generous, although to accommodate taller adult passengers the rear sliding bench needs to be fully slid back. There is room for three passengers across the rear seats at a push but this is best reserved for shorter journeys due to a significant sized transmission hump in the floor, and the rear ventilation controls which reduce legroom for the middle passenger.

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 sizeable 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. Standard boot space is also slightly smaller for the diesel (388 litres) and E-Tech (379 litres) models because of their extra mechanical hardware. With the seats slid all the way back in the E-Tech there's only 265 litres of space. Fold the rear seats flat and boot space can be extended to 1,275 litres in the petrol and diesel versions, or 1,118 litres in the plug-in hybrid.

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