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Renault Scenic MPV (2009-2016) - Practicality & boot space

The Renault Scenic has a hugely practical interior that’s perfect for families

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The Renault Scenic was designed with practicality in mind and its upright body shape means there’s plenty of head and legroom in both the front and back seats. The Renault’s boot is bigger than what you get in a small family hatchback such as the Volkswagen Golf and the rear seats can be removed to open up a truly cavernous load bay.

Renault Scenic interior space & storage

As with many of its rivals, the Scenic’s back seats slide backwards and forwards to either increase boot space or rear legroom as required, but in the Renault they can also recline for added passenger comfort. Even the occupant of the middle seat should be able to get settled thanks to a flat floor that gives them somewhere to put their feet. If you need more space, the Renault Grand Scenic offers seven seats and a larger interior.

The Scenic offers plenty of storage spaces, including compartments in the floor and drawers underneath the front and rear seats. The glovebox (which also houses the fuse box) is pretty small for an MPV – a consequence of the Scenic originally being designed as a left-hand-drive car.

Boot space

Keep the back seats in place and the boot offers 555 litres of storage space, which sounds very generous next to the 380-litre boot of a Volkswagen Golf. But unlike a conventional hatchback, the Renault’s back seats that can be completely removed to free up 1,837 litres of space, which rivals some small vans. It's worth noting, however, that removing the heavy seats can be quite an awkward task.

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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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