All models in the Renault Scenic range come with Climate Control, electric front windows, reading lights, rear sun-blinds, a leather steering wheel and gearstick, deadlocks, an alarm, a folding passenger seat, and electric and heated door mirrors. With generous headroom and legroom in the cabin, and three back seats which can be slid, reclined and folded independently, the Scenic is a comfortable, versatile, capable family car.
Renault Scenic Performance
All models have six gears, and many have automatic start/stop technology incorporated into the engines (which turn off when the car’s stopped or in neutral) and regenerative braking (which allows energy expended when braking to be recovered).
When it comes to power, there’s not much to choose between the top-of-the-range petrol, the TomTom TCe 130 Stop and Start, offering 132bhp, and its diesel counterpart, the dCi 130 Stop and Start, which generates 130bhp. But the diesel returns an excellent combined fuel consumption of 64.2mpg (compared with the petrol’s 45.6mpg), and accelerates to 60mph in about a second less.
Safety features include ABS with electronic brake distribution (which helps to stop skidding) and brake assist (which increases braking pressure in an emergency), as well as load limiters on the seatbelts, cruise control with a speed limiter, hill start assist and rear parking sensors. There are intelligent front airbags, which deploy by a differing amount depending on the severity of the impact, plus front side airbags, and curtain airbags that run the full length of the car.
A selection of models also come with a Carminat TomTom Live sat nav (for which you’ll get a free trial – but you’ll need to subscribe after that), which provides worldwide traffic information, speed camera warnings, daily and five-day weather forecasts and information about points of interest. The optional BOSE sound system has been specially designed for the Scenic. An added extra is the Visio system, which uses a camera at the front to watch the road markings and alert you if you’re drifting out of your lane without indicating. Please ask for more info on the Visio system in our showroom.
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