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Renault Twingo hatchback (2014-2019) - Reliability & safety

All-new car, but we expect good things

Carbuyer Rating

3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

he 1.0-litre petrol engine in the Twingo is completely new, but the turbocharged 0.9-litre shares its fundamental design with an engine found in the Renault Clio and Renault Captur. The Twingo also comes with Renault’s four-year warranty and a pretty decent safety rating.

Renault Twingo reliability

The Twingo came 67th out of 150 cars in our 2016 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, with a decent 47th place finish for reliability. Owners also praise its running costs, although seat comfort came in for some criticism.

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Renault as a manufacturer has shown consistent improvements in our Driver Power poll in the last few years, jumping from 27th to 21st in 2013 and then 21st to 15th in 2014, while 2016 saw the French brand claim an impressive eighth place. Poor reliability and build quality had long kept the manufacturer well down the list, but that seems to be a thing of the past now.

Safety

The Renault Twingo was awarded four stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests, scoring 78% for adult occupant protection and 81% for child occupant protection. Safety equipment includes electronic stability control, hill-start assistance, emergency braking assistance, a tyre-pressure monitoring system and four airbags.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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