Renault Captur SUV (2013-2019) - Practicality & boot space

The Renault Captur has more room inside than the Clio and you can make the boot bigger than a Ford Focus’

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Basing the Renault Captur on the Renault Clio was always going to restrict the car’s practicality, but it still offers useful dimensions. It’s 60mm longer than the Renault Clio, so there’s more rear legroom, while the rear seats can slide backwards and forwards to free up even more space either inside the cabin or in the boot.

The Captur’s short bonnet and vertical tail mean you’ll find parking is pretty easy, too. It helps if you add the parking sensors or reversing camera, though.

Renault Captur interior space & storage

There’s plenty of room in the front seats and Renault has given the car useful storage areas, including deep door pockets and a handy cubby in the car’s centre console. Sadly, converting the Captur from right to left-hand drive means UK models don’t get the same 11-litre glovebox capacity as cars sold on the Continent, which would’ve been handy.

Boot space

There are no worries when it comes to boot space – with the rear seats pushed all the way back, there’s a reasonable 377 litres on offer. That increases to 455 litres when you push them forward – which is bigger than what you get in many cars in the class above, including the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

The folding rear seats split 60:40 and Dynamique cars also get washable seat covers. If you do have the seats all the way forwards, it’s probably best not to carry passengers in the back, as legroom gets a bit tight with the seats slid forwards.

Remember, though, there’s no spare wheel as standard – you have to specify one as an optional extra and if you do, it lives underneath your boot floor. That limits the amount of boot space, because you no longer have the ability to lower the boot floor to carry extra luggage.

Towing

No matter which model you go for, the Captur has a maximum towing capacity for a braked trailer of 1,200kg. For an unbraked trailer, the maximum capacity varies between 590 and 635kg depending on the version. This is quite low for a crossover, with even the Citroen C4 Cactus able to tow 825kg and some versions of the Jeep Renegade able to haul up to 1,500kg.

Recommended

Top 10 best small hybrid cars 2022
Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid driving
Best cars
15 Dec 2021

Top 10 best small hybrid cars 2022

Renault Captur SUV review
Best Small Family Car: Renault Captur
Renault Captur
8 Oct 2021

Renault Captur SUV review

Top 10 best used small SUVs 2022
Ford Puma SUV
Best cars
26 Jul 2021

Top 10 best used small SUVs 2022

Top 10 best self-parking cars 2022
DS 3 Crossback
Best cars
16 Jul 2021

Top 10 best self-parking cars 2022

Have You Considered

Toyota Yaris Cross SUV review
Toyota Yaris Cross
Toyota Yaris Cross
24 Dec 2021

Toyota Yaris Cross SUV review

Ford Kuga SUV review
Ford Kuga Titanium
Ford Kuga
10 Dec 2021

Ford Kuga SUV review

Most Popular

UK road tax costs 2021/2022 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice
7 Jan 2022

UK road tax costs 2021/2022 explained

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Best 0% APR car deals
Hyundai Bayon deals
Deals
5 Jan 2022

Best 0% APR car deals

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

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
29 Sep 2021

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
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
1 Dec 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
27 Oct 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022