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2022 Renault Captur

2022 Renault Captur
Renault
8.1
Price$30,500 - $39,990
Fuel Efficiency6.6 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$30,500 - $39,990
Fuel Efficiency6.6 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Captur

The Renault Captur light SUV is currently the French Automaker's most-affordable and smallest vehicle on sale locally.

Now in its second generation, the Captur shares its CMF-B bones with the Nissan Juke light SUV.

Powering the entire Captur range is a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 113kW of power and 270Nm of torque. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Sharp exterior

Unique, nicely-finished interior

Punchy 1.3-litre engine

Miss

Digital dash is optional

Fiddly transmission selector

Tyre noise on backroads

Video Review

Captur Video Review

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Intro
Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Safety Tech
Practicality
On the road
Verdict

Renault Captur 2021 review

It's MUCH better than the old one...
Date
Mar 30, 2021
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106,825

The 2021 Renault Captur is MUCH better than the old one. Thank goodness. Because the old one really wasn't much chop. Renault has increased the value proposition, thrown a bunch of new technology at the Captur and really made it a competitive vehicle in the segment. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see what it's like.

Captur Price

What is the price of a Renault Captur?
  • 2022 Renault Captur Life: $30,090
  • 2022 Renault Captur Zen: $32,090
  • 2022 Renault Captur Intens: $37,090
  • 2022 Renault Captur R.S. Line: $39,590

All prices exclude on-road costs.

News

All the latest Captur news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Renault Captur range is best for you?

Standard equipment in the 2022 Renault Captur Life includes:

  • LED head- and tail lights
  • Reversing camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Paddle shifters
  • Manual air conditioning
  • 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 4.2-inch colour trip computer
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Moving to the Captur Zen gets you:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Opting for the Captur Intens brings:

  • 9.3-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite navigation
  • Nine-speaker sound system
  • 7.0-inch colour trip computer
  • Eco LED headlights
  • 3D-effect tail lights
  • Satin grey roof rails
  • 360-degree camera
  • Powered driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic brake hold
  • LED cabin lighting
  • Storage nets on front seatbacks
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Dual rear USB ports
  • Black leather trim
  • Privacy glass
  • Exterior chrome highlights
  • 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels

The Captur R.S. Line adds:

  • 18-inch diamond-cut alloys
  • F1-inspired front bumper insert
  • Dual chrome fake exhaust tips
  • Gunmetal grey exterior accents
  • Front and rear skid plate elements
  • R.S. Line badging (exterior and interior)
  • R.S. Line door sills
  • Carbon fibre-look interior inserts
  • Alloy sport pedals
  • Red and Grey contrast stitching
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Easy Park Assist (automated parking)
  • Automatic high-beam

Variants

What are the variants of the Renault Captur?
LIFE
FROM
$30,500
ZEN
FROM
$32,500
INTENS
FROM
$37,500
R.S. LINE
FROM
$39,990
Variant Name
LIFE
Price From
$30,500
Series
XJB MY22
Style
4D WAGON
Transmission
7-speed Auto Dual Clutch
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy
6.6L / 100km
Seating Capacity
4
Engine Size
1.3L
Cylinders
turbocharged four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Renault Captur Interior

This is one of the nicest compact SUV cabins money can buy.

For starters, it’s a handsome little thing from behind the wheel. The design is clean and modern, with unique touches such as the wing-style centre console and iPad-style touchscreen helping elevate it above the crowd.

The materials all feel excellent, too. The leather on the seats is soft, and the steering wheel feels like a quality item. Even the dashboard and doors are trimmed in soft-touch materials, and pack ambient lighting with a range of colour options.

It’s not perfect. That wing-style storage space feels a bit wobbly when you bump it with your knee, and the transmission selector looks sharp but feels a bit toy-like.

Overall though, it makes a Ford Puma look and feel a bit mundane.

The fundamentals are good, too. The driving position verges on too high for tall drivers, but there’s more than enough leg- and headroom up front.

Most the major controls are where you’d expect them to be – cruise control is finally on the wheel, not the transmission tunnel – although the audio control pod behind the steering wheel takes some getting used to.

This is still a Renault, so there’s still some uniqueness there. We like the pod, others don’t. Try before you buy.

Exterior

Photos and Images of the Renault Captur Exterior

On the Captur Life there's 17-inch alloy wheels as standard with a single-tone exterior colour as standard. There are also LED headlights and tail lights as standard.

Stepping up to the Captur Zen gets you the same 17-inch alloy wheels as the entry-level Life but a black-painted roof as standard.

The Captur Intens gains 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, chrome exterior highlights, satin grey roof rails.

The flagship Captur R.S. gains sporty-looking additions inside and out, including a Formula 1-inspired front bumper, but no extra power.

Captur Colours

What colours are available for the Renault Captur?

The Renault Captur is available in the following exterior paint colours:

  • Smokey Blue
  • Atacama Orange
  • Flame Red
  • Highland Grey
  • Iron Blue
  • Oyster Grey
  • Pearl White
  • Diamond Black

Every colour except for Diamond Black is available as a two-tone paint with a black roof.

For entry-level Life models, Smokey Blue solid paint is free, single-tone metallic paint costs $650, two-tone Smokey Blue solid paint costs $450 and two-tone metallic paint costs $1000.

For Life and Intens trims, single-tone and two-tone Smokey Blue is free, and single-tone and two-tone metallic paint cost $650.

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Renault Captur?

The Captur is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and up to five years of 24/7 roadside assistance.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 30,000km, whichever comes first, and the first five are capped-price.

The first five years of servicing will cost you a total of $2385.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Renault Captur drivability?

A compact SUV with a small displacement engine and a dual-clutch transmission doesn’t sound like a recipe for driving fun, but the Captur is seriously well sorted.

For starters, Renault has ignored the lower-powered engine fitted to the Juke and instead has brought only the more powerful option to Australia.

Sure, 113kW and 270Nm aren’t quite hot hatch numbers, but they’re more than enough to make this little Captur feel sprightlier than the average SUV.

It’s hooked up to a dual-clutch transmission that, although not quite as smooth as an old-fashioned torque converter, is relatively smooth around town.

It can be a bit hesitant off the mark, but once you’re up and rolling it shifts quickly and has a good idea of which gear you’ll need, and when you’ll need it.

Beware though, it’s slow to jump from drive to reverse, and is combined with a slightly vague little gear selector that doesn’t clunk from drive, through neutral, and into reverse. Three-point turns require a second glance at the screen just to be sure you’re actually in the gear you thought.

Like the related Nissan Juke, the Captur feels surprisingly lively. The steering is light and quick, and there’s plenty of grip from the Continental tyres if you get enthusiastic.

Of course, quick and light steering is also ideal for darting through gaps in traffic and sneaking into tight parking spaces. All-round visibility is good, although there’s a bit of lag from the slightly grainy camera system when you flick into reverse.

Even the ride is well sorted. There’s the occasional thud from the 18-inch alloy wheels over really sharp bumps, but otherwise the Captur floats along better than a small SUV on big alloys really should.

The only real knock on refinement is the amount of noise generated by the tyres on anything other than perfect tarmac. It’s not alone in being noisy – plenty of small SUVs get a bit uncouth on coarse-chip roads – but it’s decidedly out of keeping with the polished way the car otherwise drives.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The 2022 Renault Captur has a five-star ANCAP rating based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2019.

It scored 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 83 per cent for child occupant protection, 75 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 74 per cent for safety assist.

In addition to standard front, side chest-protecting and side curtain airbags, the 2022 Captur features the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Rear-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available as standard on the Zen and Intens trims and as an option package for the entry-level Life trim.

5
overall
96%
passenger
84%
infant
75%
pedestrian
70%
detection

Captur Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Renault Captur?

The current, second-generation Captur has been on sale in Australia since April 2021.

For the 2022 model year, existing models received a price increase of between $1300 and $1900, depending on the variant.

A top-of-the-range R.S. Line model also joined the range in March 2022.

Captur Options

Options list for the Renault Captur

The $1000 Peace of Mind package for the Captur Life brings:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

The $2000 Easy Life Package for the Captur Intens brings:

  • Hands-free parking
  • Automatic high-beam
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle
  • Frameless rear-view mirror

Captur Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Renault Captur?

RENAULT suggests that owners service their 2022 RENAULT CAPTUR every 12 months or 30,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2022 RENAULT CAPTUR has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

Captur Stock Availability

Is the Renault Captur available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

Just like many automakers, Renault has increased the pricing of its Captur due to significant material and shipping cost changes over the recent months.

Captur Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Renault Captur?

Boot space is 422L with the rear seats in place, 536L including under-floor storage and the rear bench slid forward, and 1275L with the rear seats folded flat.

Captur Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Renault Captur use and what are its emissions?

Claimed fuel economy for the Renault Captur is 6.6L/100km on the combined cycle.

All models have a 48L fuel tank and require 95 RON premium unleaded petrol.

The 2022 RENAULT CAPTUR is Combined (6.6) and E10 Compatible (-).

Captur Dimensions

The dimensions of the Renault Captur

The 2022 Renault Captur measures 4227mm long, 1797mm wide and 1567mm tall, with a 2639mm wheelbase.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 RENAULT CAPTUR measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
LIFEXJB MY224D WAGON4227179715672639
ZENXJB MY224D WAGON4227179715672639
INTENSXJB MY224D WAGON4227179715762639
R.S. LINEXJB MY224D WAGON4227179715762639

The 2022 RENAULT CAPTUR has a braked towing capacity of 1200kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 660kg.

Captur Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Renault Captur competes in the ever-growing light SUV segment and goes head-to-head with the Mazda CX-3, Toyota Yaris Cross, Volkswagen T-Cross, Ford Puma, and Nissan Juke.

Captur Sales Data

How well has the Renault Captur been selling?

In 2021, Renault sold a total of 533 Captur models according to VFACTS. It was outsold by many of its competitors including the related Nissan Juke (2362 sales), Toyota Yaris Cross (7828 sales), Volkswagen T-Cross (6104 sales), and Ford Puma (3218 sales).

Should you buy the Captur

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

The last Captur was a real disappointment. This one more than makes up for it.

It ticks the boxes you’d expect a Renault to tick, with a unique look and stylish, luxurious interior relative to its strong set of rivals.

It also drives with some sophistication, thanks in no small part to the punchy engine under the bonnet.

Spec carefully, though. Adaptive cruise really should be standard on even the base model, and the digital instruments are worth having.

They undermine the value equation slightly, but they also improve what is already a classy little crossover.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Renault Captur's most direct competitor would be the Nissan Juke as it shares its 1.3-litre turbo engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It has a more interesting interior than the Ford Puma, but also doesn't sell as well as the Mazda CX-3, Volkswagen T-Cross and Toyota Yaris Cross.

The Captur even rivals larger small SUVs like the style-focused Toyota C-HR and also has more boot space, albeit without the hybrid powertrain option.

Renault Captur Interesting Facts

Did you know?

There's soon going to be a Mitsubishi ASX successor based on the same CMF-B platform as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.

This will mean each automaker in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance will have an SUV built on the CMF-B architecture.

The ASX successor is going to be made at a Renault plant in Europe and sales will begin on that continent in 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Renault Captur range kicks off from $30,500 (plus on-road costs) for the "Captur LIFE" variant and finishes at $39,990 (plus on-road costs) for the "Captur R.S. LINE" variant.

The Renault Captur is built in Spain and is then shipped to Australia.

The Renault Captur has a braked towing capacity of 1200kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 660kg.

Renault suggested that owners service their Renault Captur every 12 months or 30,000km, whichever comes first.

The Renault Captur has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The Renault Captur uses Premium Unleaded Petrol.

The Renault Captur has 4 doors.

In our latest review the Renault Captur scored 8.1 out of 10. Read the full Renault Captur review here.

The Renault Captur had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.