The 2023 Renault Koleos is a compact crossover SUV produced by the French manufacturer Renault. 2023 Renault Koleos is a large family-friendly SUV that focuses on space and comfort but lacks the seven- seat option that many alternative models have. The stylish Renault Koleos featured many useful pieces of equipment, a comfortable interior, and competitive running costs. Renault Koleos 2023 SUV has arrived to meet the demands of customers looking for something bigger than the popular Renault Kadjar.
Koleos is a direct competitor to the Skoda Kodiaq and also has a tough job competing for your attention with other capable rivals like the Kia Sorento, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Nissan X-Trail. Unsurprisingly, the 2023 Koleos looks a lot like the smaller Kadjar from the front, Renault’s other SUV, but with plenty of smarter trim and chrome to reflect its higher-up position in the company’s range. Unique styling, specs, and equipment ensure there’s plenty to choose from between Nissan and Renault, and a roomy interior and 565-liter trunk help set the Koleos apart from the Kadjar in Renault showrooms.
However, Renault is so keen to focus on extra passenger space and ultimate comfort that a seven-seat option is not available; this seems like a weird move that competitors like Kodiaq, Sorento, and Santa Fe have offered them. Sales staff will instead point you in the direction of the Renault Grand Scenic MPV, but in a market shifting towards SUVs, this looks like a missed opportunity.
2023 Renault Koleos : Interior
Internal quality is also a mixed bag. The plastics look and feel cheaper than you’d get on a Skoda Kodiaq, although the center console’s handles feature stitched leather and shiny chrome trim. All very smart, and Koleos takes Renault’s R-LINK 2 infotainment system in seven-inch landscape format or with an 8.7-inch portrait display. Second, it comes standard on best-in-class models, and it’s beautiful to look at and easy to use, although it’s sometimes hard to follow its instructions and frustrating to use it to make minor adjustments to the ventilation system.
The small bump in the floor and the wide rear seats mean everyone should be happy, even with three people in the back. All the seats are comfortable and almost everyone can get a good driving position thanks to the wide range of adjustments in the driver’s seat and steering wheel. Perhaps the biggest reason we chose Renault Koleos over Kadjar is the size of the trunk. Even with all five seats upright, the trunk will hold the best part of 600 liters, which is more than enough for most families. With the rear seats down, you have almost 2,000 liters to play with.
2023 Renault Koleos : Engine
2023 Koleos consider the choice between two trim levels with a diesel engine and front or all-wheel drive, there are four Koleos versions to choose from. As part of the change to simplify the range, the automatic X-Tronic transmission is standardized in October 2018 and the manual is no longer available. The smaller 1.6-liter dCi engine with 129 horsepower is also discontinued. The 2.0-liter diesel with 175bhp is slightly more powerful and comes with front or all-wheel drive. The fuel economy is 44.1-45.6mpg, while Koleos emits 163g/km or 168g/km of CO2. 2023 Renault is not a performance class leader, but 0-62mph in about 10 seconds isn’t too bad for a large SUV. The CVT automatic is also one of the best we’ve tested and keeps progress smooth and smooth.
2023 Renault Koleos : Safety
The 2023 Koleos received five stars when tested by independent crash safety experts Euro NCAP, it provided strong impact protection for adults and children alike and rated well for driver assistance technology. 2023 Renault Koleos comes as standards with auto emergency braking are standards, as are blind-spot warning systems and traffic sign recognition with Overspeed prevention.