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Renault Clio Review

Red Renault Clio

Renault have upped their game with the 4th generation of Clio. The freshly redesigned car comes with 5 doors and a wider, lower and longer stance. Topped off with some fun new tech to play with, the Renault Clio has proved itself in the past to be a highly reliable car to go for. This time around it seems that the Clio has a superb range of flexible engines on offer, all of which won’t cost you much to run either. The interior of the Clio has also been revamped too, with more gadgets and a neat infotainment screen with the Dynamique trim.

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Performance
With flexible engines all around, the Clio has something to suit everyone. If you’re sticking to petrol, then we recommend the 0.9litre, 3-cylinder, 89bhp engine. However, our favourite of them all is the 1.5litre, 89bhp diesel engine. The petrol does rev smoothly, but we feel the diesel is the stronger choice, and suits the Clio best. When it comes to the driving experience, the Clio doesn’t have the best handling and steering in its class. This doesn’t mean that it can’t handle itself though, as the Clio is more than capable on long motorway drives, where it feels secure and stable. Where the Clio really shines however, is when it’s tackling narrow, winding city streets, soaking up bumps and obstacles with ease.

Safety
The Clio is a safe and reliable car which scored the maximum 5-star rating during its Euro NCAP crash test. On top of this, all models of the Clio come with 6 airbags as standard. You also get anti-whiplash headrests and Isofix on three of the seats, which means you’ll have more safety for you and your family. As a thief deterrent, deadlocks and anti-drill locks are also available as standard.

Interior
Although there may be cars with more room available in the same class as the Clio, this doesn’t mean that the Clio isn’t spacious enough. The Clio excels when it comes to headroom, and you can comfortably seat 4 adults inside. If you need more room, you can always split the rear seats in a 60/40 fold, but to be fair to the Clio, the boot does have a reasonable 300litres worth of space already. As for inside quality, the Clio does reasonably well. Some of the plastics may feel a little on the cheap side, but overall the quality is decent. On the plus side, the interior design has a really fresh and funky vibe to it.

Equipment
The Clio actually comes with a very decent amount of standard equipment, which makes the entire car feel smart and modern. The standard equipment on offer includes: Bluetooth, a USB port, keyless entry and ignition, electric windows, and hill start assist. However, we recommend going for one of the higher-up trim levels, such as the Dynamique. With the Dynamique trim level you’ll be able to get the touchscreen. While the touchscreen in the Clio isn’t one of the best, it’s still incredibly useful to have, and is nice and simple to use when driving.

Representative Example of Credit

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Loan AmountTotal Cost of CreditRepresentative APR48 Monthly PaymentsDeposit AmountLoan TermTotal Amount Payable
£7,500£3019.1619.1% APR£219.77£048 Months£10,519.16

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