Renault Scenic

Renault Scenic information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the family MPV from France. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Scenic people carrier range. 


Renault invented the midi-MPV sector with its 1996 original - one of the most innovative cars of the past two decades. But after some wilderness years of mediocrity, La Regie reinvented the formula in 2016, with a dash of crossover style. For more information on the XE, click on our further stories on the links below.

Renault Scenic reviews

Here are quick-links to all of CAR magazine UK's road tests. Plus use the lists at the bottom of the page for more Scenic stories:

60sec road test

The Scenic has a wonderful stance - at once taller, more butch than your typical people carrier, abetted by huge 20-inch alloy wheels standard across the range. It’s knock-out good-looking, for sure.

New-found style isn’t at the expense of practicality, however. The cabin is cleverly thought-out, with a fresh aesthetic powered by the new touchscreen infotainment system. This works well, its portrait screen controlling nav, stereo and other minor functions.

It’s practical, too, with sliding rear seats letting you juggle room for luggage and legs, while there’s a big boot. Order the Grand Scenic if you want to carry seven passengers.

We like the drive, too. The ride is a little busier on those huge wheels, but this is a decent drive, with strong pull from the engines, decent refinement and even a modicum of fun. 

The one we’d buy

dCi 110 is all the Scenic you’ll need

The one we’d avoid like the plague

We've encountered no weak Scenics in the range yet

Rivals to consider

Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford C-MaxPeugeot 3008, Vauxhall Zafira Tourer


Stonking looks, space on board, decent to drive, attractive prices


Ride is quite busy on those 20in rims, quality can’t match the Germans’

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