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Renault Captur SUV - Reliability & safety

The Renault Captur is based on the Clio, which already has a five-star Euro NCAP score

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Renault Captur received a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP when it was tested towards the end of 2019. A conclusive judgement on the car’s reliability will have to wait until it’s been on the road longer, as there are lots of new parts and systems, but we generally receive mixed reviews from Renault owners on the subject of reliability.

Renault Captur reliability

Only time will tell how reliable the Captur is because it’s loaded with new components and technology. Renault itself came 15th out of 30 brands in our 2020 Driver Power survey, with strong results for low running costs, affordable maintenance and reasonable insurance. Reliability and build quality were less impressive, though, with 18.7% of owners reporting at least one fault in the first 12 months. The outgoing Captur was ranked 75th out of the top 75 new cars.


The Renault Captur received a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP when it was tested, scoring strong results in the adult and child occupancy protection categories of 96% and 83% respectively. The car also scored 74% for its safety assist technology, thanks to a new suite of safety technology that was added when the latest model was introduced.

According to Renault, the Captur has ‘the most comprehensive range of driver assistance systems’ of any crossover, aimed at making driving simpler and safer. Available kit includes a 360-degree camera view, a Highway and Traffic Jam Companion that can help drive the car in certain situations, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. The Captur also has updated autonomous emergency braking that can spot cyclists and pedestrians.

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