The Renault Grand Scenic – 7 Seater Car
The Renault Grand Scenic is a family friendly 7 seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). It is part of Renault’s MPV range of cars, launched by the French manufacturer in 1996. It was voted European Car of the Year in its launch year and has been a popular compact MPV ever since.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Cost
The most basic Renault Grand Scenic costs £16,970, with the more advanced models costing up to £25,270. The Grand Scenic combines quality of design with utility for a relatively affordable cost.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Running Costs
Servicing a Renault Grand Scenic typically costs around £195. A full service with added MOT costs £165. An MOT with a one-year guarantee is £59; an MOT with a three-year guarantee is £119. An interim service costs around £130. A word of caution: these prices are indicative and are correct at the time of writing. It is always advisable to check with your local service centre before budgeting for a service or MOT.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Emissions
The CO2 emissions of the Renault Grand Scenic range from 128g/km to 186g/km. The lowest emissions coming from the Dci Extreme. In fact, this makes it one of the most environmentally friendly MPVs on the market today. Its Eco2 Version range of models is geared towards green-minded consumers who value not only quality and utility but also the environment at large. Vehicles emitting CO2 in the lower 100g/km are most fuel-efficient while those closer to the 200g/km are least green.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Car Tax Bands
Car tax bands D through to I are the ones applicable to the full range of Renault Grand Scenic cars. Car tax bands generally are linked to its CO2 emissions (g/km). The annual tax to be paid for the Renault Grand Scenic starts at £90 (car tax band D) for the 1.5 Dci Extreme. This model also incurs no showroom tax. The highest car tax cost is £175. These prices are due to rise in the next tax year, generally by around £5 – £10. The showroom tax for the Renault Grand Scenic is between £110 – £125.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The urban miles per gallon cycle achieved by a petrol Grand Scenic is approximately 28.5. Extra urban is 46.3 miles per gallon and combined it is 37.7 miles per gallon. However, the diesel1.5 Dci Extreme 5dr version is far more economical giving up to 61.4 miles per gallon and an overall average of 54.3 mpg. With a fuel tank capacity of 60 litres this gives a potential 811 miles to an entire tank of fuel.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Optional packages
The Renault Grand Scenic comes with a variety of optional packages. These include a CVT automatic option, TomTom satellite navigation systems, seven-inch DVD compatible screens – to keep the kids entertained – multi-CD player, multimedia connectivity and Bluetooth technology. Interior design can be altered to feature wood or leather finishing’s.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Safety Features
Safety features include multiple airbags, a reinforced sides of the car, an electronic stability programme (ESP), anti lock braking system (ABS), tyre inflation kit and a spare wheel.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Speed
The petrol engine options range from 1400cc (108bhp) to 2000cc (138bhp). Diesel engine options are 1500cc (104 bhp) through to 2000cc (158 bhp). The top speed achieved by the Renault Grand Scenic is around 100 – 130 miles per hour. It takes around ten seconds to achieve zero to 60 miles per hour.
The Renault Grand Scenic – Insurance Group
The Renault Grand Scenic falls within insurance groups five through ten with smaller engines falling into lower insurance group categories.
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The Renault Grand Scenic – Conclusion
Renault was one of the first manufacturers to develop cars with seven seats. The new Grand scenic has to struggle in a very competitive market compared to previous years. However the fuel economy, range of engines, additional options at an affordable price makes it a great choice in the current climate. Please note that passengers occupying the third row of seating will have less space than in some larger 7 seat MPV’s, but is still a good choice when balancing the requirement of transporting extra people and being fuel efficient.