Used Renault Captur cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Renault Captur cars for sale. Every second hand Renualt Captur has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our used Renault Captur cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

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Used Renault Captur pros and cons

+ Lots of space, and it’s practical

+ Good-sized boot for a car in this class

+ Economical engine lineup

- Awkward and fiddly infotainment screen

- Lumpy ride at low speed

- Only pricey models get all the safety tech

Is a used Renault Captur a good car?

The roads are full of small SUVs right now, so if you want to stand out from the pack, just a little, it helps to have some French style on your side. For a little bit of joie de vivre in your crossover, why not try a Renault Captur? Launched in 2019, this second-generation model gets the same handsome styling as the smaller Clio, and a smart-looking cabin too.

It’s also a very practical car for families — there’s lots of space in the back seats — and the boot can be expanded, by sliding those same back seats forward — to a massive 536 litres.

Ah, there’s a catch though — if you’re buying a hybrid or plug-in hybrid version of the Captur, you will have to put up with a smaller boot, as the battery goes under the boot floor. The basic 90hp version of the 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol engine does the job fine, but it does feel a touch gutless on the motorway. The 1.3 turbo is a better option for long journeys, but the ‘self-charging’ 1.6 hybrid is probably the best all-rounder. It’s a little noisy at times, but it’s super-frugal if you drive it right, and easier to use than the heavy and complicated plug-in hybrid, but that’s a good choice if you do lots of in-town driving and can charge up at home overnight, thanks to a 28-mile electric range.

The cabin looks stylish, especially with the bigger of the two touchscreen options, but the software that runs on those screens is quite fiddly and annoying to use — the likes of VW and Ford do this stuff better, while the Captur’s interior quality isn’t as good as it looks at first.

To drive, the Captur is fine, but nothing more and it won’t appeal to an enthusiastic driver. The ride quality gets quite lumpy and overly firm at low speeds, which is really annoying when you think cars like the Captur will spend most of their lives in-town.

What to look for when buying a second hand Renault Captur

While Renault generally does better than you might expect in reliability surveys — it’s usually around mid-table in most of them — the Captur doesn’t seem to be one of its better efforts, slipping behind the likes of the Ford Puma and Skoda Kamiq in reliability terms. 

Early hybrid models seemed to have an issue dealing with steep hills, often slowing down excessively on them, but a software update should have cured that. If you notice significant power-loss when driving a hybrid, the issue is likely that the battery isn’t charging properly. 

Worn suspension, especially the dampers, will produce an odd ‘bouncing’ effect over bumps while the petrol models can eat through their catalytic convertors very quickly — something that’s been an issue across many Renault models for some time. 

The EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox can also be problematic, failing to select either Drive or Reverse at times. This is usually an electrical issue, rather than a mechanical one.

Renault Captur FAQs

The Renault Captur gets an average score when it comes to reliability. Major mechanical breakages are not common, but you may come across plenty of small, irritating issues, especially electronic ones.

No, there has never been a four-wheel drive version of the Renault Captur.

Yes, the Renault Captur is an SUV, but a compact one, similar to a Ford Puma or Toyota Yaris Cross.

The Renault Captur is 4.2 metres long, making it about the same overall length as a Ford Focus of VW Golf. It’s quite narrow, at 1.7 metres wide, but has a large boot for its class, with a minimum of 422 litres available.

Yes, the Renault Captur can tow a caravan. Depending on the model, the Captur has an unbraked towing weight of 750kg, or a braked weight of up to 1,200kg. The hybrid models have a lower towing capacity though, of 750kg braked or unbraked.

Yes. The Renault Captur is available with a choice of two automatic gearboxes. For petrol-engined models there’s a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, while for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid, there’s a gearbox that uses four gears and two electric motors.

Yes, you can get the Renault Captur with a sunroof, but it’s an optional extra so not all versions will have one.

Yes. All Renault Captur models from 2019 onwards have been compatible with Apple CarPlay. Some versions will allow you to wirelessly connect to CarPlay.

Yes, the Renault Captur does have heated seats, but they are an optional extra except on more highly-specced models.

Yes, the Renault Captur does have parking sensors. The most basic Techno model comes with rear parking sensors, while higher-spec versions add front sensors as well as reversing cameras.

Yes, the Renault Captur does have ISOFIX. There are ISOFIX anchor points for the front passenger seat and the outer two rear seats on all models.

The Renault Captur is made at Renault’s Spanish factory, in Valladolid, just north of Madrid. There’s also a Captur factory in Wuhan, which makes versions specifically for the Chinese market.

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