The 2023 Renault Captur is a series of subcompact crossovers SUVs produced by the French car manufacturer Renault. Renault Captur looks great and has a spacious, high-quality interior and a large boot. Captur infotainment system is frustrating, and there are more comfortable small SUVs out there. The Renault Captur was launched with perfect timing that surprised the Swiss train driver.
Captur wasn’t the first small SUV, but it was early on the crest of what has become a wave of high-riding compact cars. Renault Captur has a number of features to help you get in and out if you have limited mobility. Even entry-level models get keyless entry and start, rear parking sensors, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning, cruise control, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration touch screen.
A big part of Captur’s success has been its unique look and fit. This helped the first-generation model stand out from the crowd, and for this second-generation Captur, Renault has maintained the same theme. That’s not a bad thing considering how competitive the small SUV segment is, with the strong-handling Ford Puma, the roomy Skoda Kamiq, and the comfort-focused Volkswagen T-Roc among the competition.
2023 Renault Captur : Interior
Inside, the 2023 Captur also gets a new infotainment system, sleek design, and upgraded materials. The Captur is taller, wider, and longer than before, with more front and rear wheelbase, so there’s more room for people inside, especially in the back. Entry-level Captur models have a 7.0-inch landscape-oriented infotainment touchscreen mounted high on the dashboard.
Renault Captur comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, DAB radio, Bluetooth, and built-in turn-by-turn. Icons are a touch smaller and the screen can be sharper and more responsive. Overall, the Captur impresses you with its initial styling but doesn’t quite match the best small SUVs when you scratch it. Still, it looks great, feels premium, and offers plenty of space.
2023 Renault Captur : Engine
For Renault Captur, two engines are available and it’s the 1.0-liter which is likely to be the most popular in the UK. It’s an 89bhp three-cylinder turbo engine, with a 138bhp 1.3-liter turbo on top – the 153bhp version has now been discontinued. The 1.0-liter is frugal, but it also feels quite slow, taking 11 seconds to sprint from 0-102mph. The 99bhp 1.0-liter petrol Hyundai Bayon takes 10.7 seconds to reach the same speed and is significantly faster. On the highway, the Captur TCe requires a lot of revving and sometimes a lower gear for slower speeds, but the six-speed manual transmission is fine.
2023 Renault Captur : Safety
The Renault Captur is based on the Clio, which already has a five-star Euro NCAP rating. Renault Captur was awarded a 5-star rating by Euro NCAP. The car also scored best in safety support technology thanks to a new suite of safety technologies added when the latest model was introduced. The available package includes a 360-degree camera view, highway and traffic jams that help the car control in certain situations including a companion, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and road sign recognition. The Captur also has updated autonomous emergency braking that can detect cyclists and pedestrians.