The Renault Captur’s back seats are just about big enough for three adults and its boot is pretty roomy for a car this size, but its storage cubbies could do with being a bit more spacious
Getting a comfortable driving position isn’t an issue in the Renault Captur because even entry-level models have a height adjustable driver’s seat and a steering wheel that adjusts up and down, as well as in and out. GT Line models come as standard with a front centre armrest – but its small size means it isn’t as comfortable as it could be. GT Line models also get heated front seats.
Every Renault Captur has a rear bench that slides forwards and backwards, so you can choose between more knee room or extra boot space. However legroom is tight for tall adults, even with the seats in their furthest-back setting. The high, SUV-style roofline means headroom in the back is fine if your passengers are under six foot tall and all models come with lockable rear electric windows that’ll keep your little darlings’ extremities safely inside.
The Renault Captur’s not a wide car so carrying three adults in the back isn’t ideal – the middle seat is narrow and your third passenger has to sit on lumpy seatbelt tidies and share the other two passengers’ footwells.
The Renault Captur comes with plenty of cubby spaces but they could all do with being a little bit bigger. Its glovebox is quite small, as is the space under the front armrest, the door bins are big enough for a small bottle of water each but not much else, and up front you get a couple of cup holders and a smartphone-sized tray in front of the gear stick. The lidded space on top of the dashboard is a handy bonus, plus Dynamique models and above have map-holding bungee cords on the backs of the front seats.
Thanks to its puffed-up body, the Captur has more space inside than you’ll get in most small family cars, although its cupholders are only big enough for a fashionably tiny Parisian espresso…
It’s hard not to be impressed by the size and flexibility of the Renault Captur’s boot. It has a 455-litre capacity that, to give you some perspective, is 75 litres bigger than the boot you get in a larger Volkswagen Golf.
Even entry-level models have an adjustable boot floor, which in its highest setting leaves no boot lip whatsoever, so heavy luggage can simply be slid into place. The sliding back seat can be moved forwards and backwards from the boot and all but the basic model have a wipe-clean side to the adjustable boot floor, so it’s easier to keep the boot in pristine condition.
The Renault Captur boot capacity increases to an extremely healthy 1,437 litres with the 60:40 back seats folded down and, with the adjustable boot floor in its lowest setting, you get a completely flat cargo bay that makes it that bit easier to load something tricky such as a bike.