The good news if you like the look of the Captur is that it costs less to buy than almost all of its major rivals, including the Volkswagen T-Cross, Peugeot 2008 and Ford Puma, and our S Edition example (with rear-view camera, parking sensors, wireless phone charging and automatic headlights) is also forecast to hold its value better than many.

The French car is, however, undercut by the comparatively characterless but practical Skoda Kamiq. The other thing to note is that, like the Clio, the Captur’s interior ambience is quite dependent on spec and colour, for which there are optional packs (for orange, red and blue), and not until S Edition do you get a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Captur matches the Volkswagen T-Cross for residual strength on percentage basis, which is impressive. The Peugeot 2008 is equally new.

Testing suggests that owners can expect day-to-day fuel economy of around 40mpg, with a real-world driving range of 420 miles. This is respectable but no more, falling just shy of various Volkswagen Group equivalents that we have tested of late. On a long-distance tour, we saw better than 50mpg from the car, which is more competitive but not worth singling out for particular praise in this class.

What Car? New car buyer marketplace - Renault Captur

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