First launched in 1996 as a variant on the Renault Megane, the Scenic proved to be so popular that the French manufacturer repositioned it into a separate model in its own right. As of 2016, it’s on its fourth generation. It’s a mid-budget, five-door compact MPV, smaller than a minivan but larger than mini MPVs and most SUVs. Designed for safety, reliability and practicality, it’s aimed primarily at buyers with families. The Scenic is a stylish vehicle that has presence on the road, and it has always offered a wide range of diesel and petrol engines, catering for different needs.
Check out the Renault Scenic model page to learn more.
What we think about the Renault Scenic
The Scenic is a big, practical people carrier with a bold aesthetic and solid performance.
Spacious, comfy interior
Engines are a good balance of power and efficiency
Not the cheapest option
Ride can be a little dull
The Renault Scenic is a five-door, five-seater compact MPV. By default you get a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol unit for an engine, offering up to 48 mpg. Trim levels are Play, Iconic and Signature. It’s also available as the Renault Grand Scenic, which has two extra seats.
Our verdict of the Renault Scenic
4 / 5 Gumtree rating
Buyers who want as much as space as possible without sacrificing style or performance will find this crowd-pleasing people carrier hard to resist.