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Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1) - Practicality and boot space

The Renault Captur is one of the most practical small SUVs around

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The Renault Captur is a small SUV, so it’s not as roomy as the brand’s larger Kadjar model, but as it’s 60mm longer than the Renault Clio, there’s more rear legroom and the rear seats can slide backwards and forwards to free up even more space either inside the cabin or in the boot as needed.

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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.

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.

How big is the Renault Captur?

The Renault Captur is 4.1m long, 1.8m wide and 1.6m tall. It’s quite compact in terms of overhead footprint, but since it’s rather tall (1.6m is higher than many cars that are much larger) it has a roomy feel inside. It means Renault was able to fit the seats higher up, which gives the SUV-like feeling that buyers love.

How much space is there for passengers?

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.

The Captur has a reasonable amount of legroom in the back seats, and headroom is fine even for tall adults. It’s not the roomiest car around (a similarly-priced Skoda Kamiq has more space) but if your budget is tight then the Captur is still one of the more practical options.

How big is the boot?

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 larger cars such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

If you fold the rear seats down in the Renault it opens up 1,235 litres of space in total. The seats split in a 60:40 pattern and some models have useful washable seat covers as well. If you do have the seats all the way forwards, it’s probably best not to carry passengers in the back, because legroom gets a bit tight with the seats slid forwards.

It’s worth remembering that there was no spare wheel as standard – the original buyer had to specify one as an optional extra. If there’s one fitted, it will be located under the boot floor.

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