Ever since setting sights on the Renault Captur, I’ve been counting down the days to test drive it. I first met Renault’s crossover car in this blog post. It’s called a ‘crossover’ because it has all the great features of a SUV and a hatch: generous ground clearance, large wheels, wide tracks… and like all ‘halfies’ I know, it’s absolutely stunning!I test drove Renault’s Clio last year and it was awesome fun, but the Captur blew me away! It’s so perfectly suited to people with kids, pets and mess. Driving the Captur this past fortnight, I got to discover its ‘virtues’ firsthand. The Renault Captur is considerate, smart and stylish: it’s like the bestie everyone wished they had.
The Captur makes you look good. From its sleek, sporty and stylish exterior to its cat eye shaped dashboard, the Captur is style car-sonified. The slightly elevated height of the Captur gives you good clearance of the road and is perfect for stepping out in heels. The Captur is available for personalisation. This monochrome version is classic but I think that the creamy coat gives it a distinguishing look.The Captur makes you feel good. The car is roomy, steering wheel is light, and the drive is super smooth. Shock absorbers make going over road humps like childplay. This car was a dream to drive!
The Captur is good to you. Have you ever met a car that saves you time and deals with your mess? From keyless entry to automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, everything about the Captur is automatic. It ‘knows’ when it’s dark and or when it’s raining. I’ve not touched these dials over the past 2 weeks. Even the rear window wiper turns on automatically during the rain!
Whether it’s food, fur or filth, the Captur copes with mess. The car seat covers can be removed and cleaned in the washing machine. This practical feature is super handy if you have kids, pets or enjoy snacking in the car.
The Captur is good to the environment. It saves on fuel and saves you money. Thanks to its ECO setting which reduces fuel consumption, and the start stop technology, you rarely have to fill up on petrol. One tank will take you over 800km!
And it just keeps on giving! Though compact (it is only fractionally longer than the Renault Clio), the Renault Captur is particularly roomy. It’s tall enough that I don’t have to bend when putting Winston in his car seat, but not too high that I need to jump hop skip to get out of the car. The car boot is ample and adjustable. With just a simple lift of a lever, the backseats slides forward, and there’s a ‘secret’ base compartment which can be lifted to create more storage space.
I am definitely missing the dear Captur I got to test drive these two weeks. Its petrol saving abilities, automatic capabilities, dashing good looks and tolerance to mess will always have a fond place in my heart. Farewell good friend.