Renault Scenic

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The Renault Scenic is a small people-carrier based on the chassis of the smaller Megane hatchback. In 1997 it won Europen Car of the Year after a launch in 1996.

  • Renault Scenic XMOD (13-15)
  • Renault Scenic (09-16)
  • Renault Scenic (03-09)
  • Renault Scenic (99-03)

The Renault Scenic is a small people-carrier based on the chassis of the smaller Megane hatchback. In 1997 it won Europen Car of the Year after a launch in 1996.

Its first iteration was built between 1996 and 2003 and actually called the Renault Megane Scenic. It used a choice of 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8 petrol engines along with a 1.9-litre diesel. A facelift in 1999 ushered in a minor redesign.

In 2000 an off-road version called the Scenic RX4 was introduced, using a four-wheel drive system and going out of production in 2003.

Then in 2003 the second generation broke cover, staying on sale until 2009. At this point a seven-seat Grand Scenic was introduced too. Many more practical features were built into this version and its sales told of a very popular people-carrier. In 2006 this model was facelifted, with subtle changes making it a little more distinctive.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Renault Scenic Estate 2016 on

3.7 out of 5
Renault Scenic Estate 2016 on

New price range:
£21,715 - £26,455

Used price range:
£9,107 - £22,482

  • Sharp-suited elegant design
  • Much improved interior styling
  • One-touch rear-seat folding
  • Generous equipment levels
  • Hybrid addition to engine range
  • Rear seating not as flexible
  • Complex touchscreen multimedia slow to react
  • Excessive door mirror wind noise
  • Lumpy low-speed ride quality

Renault Scenic Estate 1999 - 2003

3.5 out of 5
Renault Scenic Estate 1999 - 2003

New price range:
£12,145 - £19,670

Used price range:
£157 - £1,221

Space, styling, safety.
Awkward gear-change, brakes lack feel, confusing line-up.

Renault Scenic XMOD 2013 - 2015

3.5 out of 5
Renault Scenic XMOD 2013 - 2015

New price range:
£17,820 - £23,995

Used price range:
£4,299 - £10,650

  • Practical five-seater people carrier
  • More eye-catching than regular Scenic
  • Well-equipped and versatle
  • Wide range of fuel efficient engines
  • 4x4 looks won’t appeal to all
  • Misses out on newer safety kit
  • Doubts remain about reliability
  • 1.6-litre VVT engine best avoided

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