Renault Grand Scenic

From 27.966 euros
  • Bodywork minivan
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5 - 7
  • Power 140 - 160 hp
  • How to consume it 6,4 - 6,6l/100km
  • Trunk 189 - 533 liters
  • Assessment 4

El Renault Grand Scenic It is one of the most famous and well-known models in the compact MPV segment. It is also one of the last units to remain on the market, something increasingly strange since little by little the minivans have been disappearing in a clear change in trend towards more familiar SUVs.

The Grand Scenic is the older brother of the Renault scenic. The two share absolutely everything, they are the same car. The difference is that the Grand Scenic always shows a configuration suitable for seven passengers. It could also be said that it is the reduced version of the Renault Espace, the large minivan of the house, which, like the rest of the units, has seen better times.

The Renault Grand Scenic has been on the market since 2003, since the second generation of the Scenic. It was then that Renault decided to segment the range, a policy that remains alive today. The third edition was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and updated at the end of 2020. Finally, the Grand Scenic disappears from Renault's commercial offer at the end of 2022 without leaving a successor.

Technical characteristics of the Renault Grand Scenic

Despite its seven-seater configuration, the Renault Grand Scenic is located within the compact segment. Renault and Nissan they form an alliance, and hence many elements are shared between products of both brands. In this case, the CMF platform is used, a modular architecture used by many other products of the house such as the Renault talisman, Renault Mégane and even Nissan X-Trail.

Although we are talking about a C-segment, its extra passenger capacity makes it larger than a normal Scenic. They are 23 extra centimeters that are destined to an extension in the battle (+6 cm), and to a larger size of the rear overhang. That leaves us with a size of 4,63 meters long, 1,87 meters wide and 1,65 meters high, for a final wheelbase of 2,8 meters.

As we have already mentioned, the Grand Scenic always arrives with a configuration for seven passengers. The two rear seats are hidden under the boot floor. The load capacity of a minivan is a factor of vital importance. The Renault Grand Scenic makes official a minimum volume of 189 liters with seven seats, and 533 liters with only five seats deployed.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Renault Grand Scenic

Renault Scenic 2016

Despite its recent update, the Renault Grand Scenic has not greatly changed its mechanical portfolio. It continues to maintain 100% combustion mechanics, although the main novelty is that since that update of 2020 gets rid of diesel versions to show only four-cylinder gasoline engines. Of course, it does not present alternative solutions with some type of electrification either.

The entire range is based on a single engine which in turn can develop three different power levels. It is the famous turbocharged four-cylinder block 1.3 TCe with 1.333 cubic centimeters of displacement. This all-aluminum engine is configured to show two power levels: 140 and 160 horsepower, with 240 and 260 Nm of torque, respectively.

As standard, all options are associated with a six-speed manual gearbox. Optionally, and only the 140 and 160 horsepower versions, can be associated with an automatic gearbox Seven-speed dual-clutch EDC. Despite the low weight, just 1.600 kilograms, gasoline engines are less efficient with savings, showing approved consumption between 6,8 and 7,1 liters per 100 kilometers traveled.

Equipment of the Renault Grand Scenic

When it comes to talking about the interior, the Renault Grand Scenic is shown as one of the best minivans in the segment. The sense of perceived quality is high thanks to materials with a pleasant touch and little hardness. This type of element is combined with other plastic surfaces designed to withstand a life as hectic as that of a family vehicle.

The interior of the Grand Scenic shows great modularity. Many details that will make life on board much easier. All these details are part of the standard equipment. The range of equipment shows three different levels: Equilibre, Techno and Executive. The general appearance is very similar in all of them, so the differences lie in the available mechanical range and in the load of technology.

As for equipment, the Renault Grand Scenic begins to suffer the harsh passage of time. Although it continues to show interesting elements, more recent models surpass it in systems and technology. It is worth highlighting elements such as: Full LED headlights, rear parking camera, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, multimedia system with 8,7-inch screen, partially digital instrument panel, connectivity for mobile devices and a complete team of assistants and elements of security.

The Renault Grand Scenic in video

The Renault Grand Scenic according to Euro NCAP

Coinciding with the launch of the new generations of Scenic and Grand Scenic, Euro NCAP put the compact minivan's safety to the test. Both units share ratings and results, which in this case give it the coveted five safety stars. After tough tests, the Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic obtained the following results: 9 in adult passenger protection, 8,2 in child passenger protection, 6,7 in pedestrian protection and 5,9 in assistant performance. All these notes remain valid in the 2020 update as there is no substantial change in the structure.

The Renault Grand Scenic of Km 0 and second hand

Throughout its years on the market, the Renault Grand Scenic has earned a well-deserved reputation for modularity, strength and family qualities. It has always been one of the most purchased MPVs due to its excellent price-product ratio. Thanks to this, the secondary sales channels show many units available. The depreciation percentage changes depending on the generation, although it currently shows values ​​above 30%.

If we take a look at the used or second-hand market, we see that the most affordable units are for sale with a price close to 600 euros. This is an assessment for 2004 models (first generation) with diesel engines and more than 200 thousand accumulated kilometers. On the contrary, the Km 0 channel is practically non-existent. The low sales of the model do not encourage dealers to accumulate stock. The few units available have interesting discounts.

Rivals of the Renault Grand Scenic

In recent years we have seen how the minivan segment has been disappearing from the ranges of brands. Today only the large units resist, such as the Renault traffic, while many buyers opt for intermediate solutions such as Renault Kangoo. This leaves us with the fact that the rivals of the Renault Grand Scenic have dwindled, today the strongest names that it has to face are: Volkswagen Touran y Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer. Like the rest of the models, these are not guaranteed to continue in the market.

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  • habitability
  • Trunk
  • Price

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  • noise
  • mechanical range

Prices of the Renault Grand Scenic

The popularity of the Grand Scenic has always been how much it offers for a reasonable price. Habitability, low consumption, resistance and affordable price have always been its strong points. Currently, the starting price of the Renault is 27.966 euros, without offers or promotions. That price corresponds to a unit with an Equilibre finish with a 1.3-horsepower 140 TCe engine. On the other side of the scale is the 1.3-horsepower Grand Scenic Executive 160 TCe with EDC automatic transmission, the starting price is 33.447 euros, without offers or promotions.

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