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

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

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

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.

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.

Recommended

Renault Captur SUV review
Best Small Family Car: Renault Captur
In-depth reviews
25 Jul 2022

Renault Captur SUV review

Top 10 best hybrid SUVs 2022
Hero
Best cars
15 Jul 2022

Top 10 best hybrid SUVs 2022

Top 10 most reliable cars 2022
Skoda Kodiaq SE L Executive
Best cars
22 Jun 2022

Top 10 most reliable cars 2022

Top 3 used easy-to-drive cars for £15,000
Top 3 used easy-to-drive cars header
Honda Jazz hatchback
31 May 2022

Top 3 used easy-to-drive cars for £15,000

Have You Considered

Renault Captur SUV review
Best Small Family Car: Renault Captur
In-depth reviews
25 Jul 2022

Renault Captur SUV review

Hyundai Bayon SUV review
Hyundai Bayon SUV
In-depth reviews
20 Jul 2022

Hyundai Bayon SUV review

Most Popular

New electric MG4 hatch to start at £25,995
MG4 Front driver side
News
5 Aug 2022

New electric MG4 hatch to start at £25,995

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Renault Clio hybrid
Deals
5 Aug 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

Kia EV4 SUV to take on the Volvo XC40 Recharge
2024 Kia EV4 - front
News
5 Aug 2022

Kia EV4 SUV to take on the Volvo XC40 Recharge

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

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
Car buying
17 May 2022

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
20 Jun 2022

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
12 Jul 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
12 Jul 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
24 Jun 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022