Renault has high hopes for the new Scenic MPV which goes up against rivals including the VW Touran and Citroen C4 Picasso. To save you the stress of finding the measurements, we’ve gathered them together to save you from getting the tape measure out at the dealership. Read our full Renault Scenic review to see if it’s the car for you.
Renault Scenic exterior dimensions
The new five-seat MPV sacrifices the third row of seats found in its larger sibling the Grand Scenic but, despite this, there’s no shortage of space. The VW Touran is longer than the Renault by 121mm but does house an extra row of seats.
|Width including mirrors||2,128mm|
Renualt Scenic interior dimensions and boot space
The 573-litre load bay eclipses the competing Citroen C4 Picasso by 35 litres and beats the popular Nissan Qashqai by more than 100 litres. The Touran leads the class by some distance boasting a substantial 743-litre boot space with five seats up – again as a result of its extra row of seats.
There’s comfortably enough space for four with five accommodated at a push, but the Scenic makes do with a rear bench rather than the Touran’s individual sliding seats. As a result shoulder room isn’t as generous as the VW.
|Boot space (seats up)||572 litres|
Renault Scenic fuel tank size and turning circle
Both the C4 Picasso and Touran house larger fuel tanks than the Scenic’s 53-litre capacity. However, with the entry-level diesel, the Scenic returns 72mpg, making up the difference between it and the less frugal Touran. It still can’t match the Citroen, however, which carries more fuel on board and uses less per mile.
The Scenic’s turning circle is smaller than the larger Touran’s, making it a better companion when trundling though city streets and tight car parks.
|Fuel tank||52 litres|
|Min turning circle||11.18 metres|
Renault Scenic SUV weight
The Scenic tips the scales at 1,430kg – 100kg lighter than the Touran. Less weight means the Scenic feels more light-footed behind the wheel. It also bodes well for overall performance, fuel consumption and the longevity of consumable parts such as tyres and brakes.