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Renault Grand Scenic MPV (2009-2016) - Interior & comfort

The Renault Grand Scenic is generally comfortable and generously equipped, although its trim levels and options list could be more logical

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The Renault Grand Scenic's interior is designed to help reduce the stresses of driving with your family on board. The dashboard is uncluttered and it’s easy for the driver to get comfortable. Both trim levels are generously equipped though only the lower-spec model offers the useful option packs.

Renault Grand Scenic dashboard

Unlike in older Renault Scenics, the cabin of the current model feels solid and well built. The large digital display incorporates the speedometer and rev counter and is well protected from the glare of the sun. The sat-nav system is operated by a small knob and buttons on the centre console – a tall unit that can usefully move back and forth depending on whether extra space is needed up front or for the person sitting behind.

Getting comfortable in the Grand Scenic will be easy enough for most drivers, thanks to a wide range of front-seat and steering-wheel adjustment. Unfortunately, despite the raised driving position, rear visibility isn’t great, making reversing tricky, especially without parking sensors.

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As with similarly sized seven-seat rivals, the third row of seats in the Grand Scenic is cramped and best suited to children. The second row is a bit more spacious and the centre passenger has a flat floor for their feet. However, the seatbelt buckles recessed into each side of this seat make the available seating area uncomfortably narrow for many adult bottoms.

Renault Grand Scenic equipment

The Renault Grand Scenic is generously equipped, with lower of the two trims, Dynamique TomTom, fitted with almost everything you might want – except rear parking sensors. These can be fitted as an individual £275 option.

Among the standard features are TomTom sat nav, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, alloy wheels and a mirror to let you watch what the kids are up to in the back.

Renault Grand Scenic options

For another £500, the higher Limited trim level includes a panoramic sunroof, roof bars and rear parking sensors. That’s a pretty good deal given that the sunroof on its own costs £900 extra on Dynamique TomTom cars.

However, only Dynamique TomTom buyers can select the £1,000 Bose+ pack, which includes an upgraded stereo plus part-synthetic leather and various useful features. DAB digital radio remains an option on both trim levels, coming in at £240.

For £200, you can specify Renault’s R-Link connectivity package, which includes a touchscreen, upgraded sat nav and internet connectivity.

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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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