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Renault Grand Scenic MPV (2016-2020) - Reliability & safety

Parents shouldn’t have any concerns about how safe the Renault Grand Scenic is

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Renault has been making great strides in terms of reliability recently, while the brand’s commitment to safety means the Renault Grand Scenic enjoys the same excellent protection rating its smaller sibling secured.

Renault Grand Scenic reliability

Obviously, it’s too early for any specific reliability data regarding the Grand Scenic to have emerged, but it uses proven engines that don’t seem to cause too many issues in other cars, so we don’t have any major concerns. Renault’s overall standings could be a slight worry though, because the manufacturer came 24th out of 26 brands in our 2018 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.


This has become something of a Renault calling card over the years and the Grand Scenic is no different. Although there’s no specific Euro NCAP data regarding the Grand Scenic, the standard five-seater Scenic (which is almost identical to the Grand model underneath) has been crash-tested and it got the full five stars; Euro NCAP states this result also applies to the Grand Scenic.

You’re not left wanting for standard safety kit, either. As well as all the legally required stuff like tyre-pressure monitoring, a smattering of airbags, ISOFIX child-seat mounting points, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, there are plenty of extras, too.

These includes autonomous emergency braking, which can bring the car to a halt automatically if it detects an imminent collision, and electronic brake-force distribution, which sends the braking force to where it needs to go. Also standard is lane-departure warning and traffic-sign recognition.

There are lots of options when it comes to safety, too, such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, speed-limit warnings and a safe distance warning system, which will tell you if you’re too close to the car in front.

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