The 7 seater Renault Grand Scenic is an MPV type with additional space compared to regular Scenic model, with options for having five or seven seats. It is spacious, which makes it suitable for family hauling at any time. It has a car-like look even with the large space, sits on a larger wheelbase, taller and wider than earlier version. The Renault Grand Scenic has a curved front end, from outer edge of headlights but reveals smoother features. Under the front grille are arcs. The body appears wider because of the lower grille having broad meshes and having the fog lamps located further on the edges. The upper grille looks like a slit just above the lower grille. It has a more sedate door with a new chrome in the place of a hipped tailgate in the previous model.
Engine and MPG
The potential owner has variety of options when it comes to engines. For petrol engines, there is the 2.0-litre (140bhp), 1.6-litre (110bhp) and 1.4-litre (130bhp) while in the diesel category, there are only two options. These include the 1.5-litre (110bhp) and the 1.6-litre (130bhp). The 1.6 16v VVT Extreme 5d returns 36 mpg, the 1.5 dCi Extreme 5d returns 55 mpg and 1.5 dCi (110bhp) Extreme 5d returns 57 mpg, all being in the extreme category. In the TomTom category, the 1.4 16v TCE returns 38 mpg, 2.0 16v returns 36 mpg, while the 1.5 dCi returns 55 mpg and 2.0 dCi returns 42 mpg. One can either take the automatic, manual six-speed transmission system or the CVT gearbox with six-speed manual override for the Renault Grand Scenic. The 1.5 dCi is rated as the best in fuel economy.
The interior offers good comfort for families because it is spacious and taller. The Grand Scenic offers an additional row of seats at the rear. This row of seats is folded to afford more cargo space, in addition to the Grand Scenic having a boot. More comfort is achieved by having second row of seats that can be adjusted by sliding back and forth for passenger comfort or to increase luggage space. It affords 275mm legroom space in second row of seats. This is why it is fit to carry family during tour and in trips involving carrying large amount of cargo. In fact, the can vehicle can hold up to 40 storage bins for storing smaller items, in the cabin.
The vehicle offers good usability at the driver seat because of tweaking of the steering-wheel angle and the driving position. The controls and displays are also well-planned in the cabins. There is also low level of noise in the cabin and smoothness of interior and adjustability of the driver’s seat offers more comfort to driver and passengers.
Price in Europe and USA
The car costs about £14,995 to £23,695 in Europe and United States depending on the trim levels (4 trim levels are available).
In conclusion, the Renault Grand Scenic is a family carrier preferred for good amount of space and comfort level. It has variety of options for engine, with the 1.5dCi rated as the best for fuel economy.