Renault Espace 2020

From 47.411 euros
  • Bodywork minivan
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5 - 7
  • Power 160 - 190 hp
  • How to consume it 6,2 - 6,4l/100km
  • Trunk 614 - 680 liters
  • Assessment 4,4

Although the MPV segment, or minivan segment, is in the doldrums due to the unstoppable push of SUVs, they are still the best ally for large families. There are still a few models for sale, fewer and fewer, but none with the history and pedigree of the Renault Espace 2020.

He born in 1984, Renault's Espace is the minivan par excellence. Its shapes, its modularity and its versatility have made it a reference in the segment over the years. In recent times it has been adding qualities such as exterior design and interior technology. All this so that families continue traveling as they deserve.

In 2020 the popular model has undergone a facelift. A mainly aesthetic restyling that has modified its design in order to adapt to the new standards of the house in terms of image. Hence, its front resembles that of other models of the brand, such as the case of the Renault Captur and the Renault scenic. The Espace with the minivan format ceases its activity in 2023 when it converts to a seven-seater SUV directly derived from the Renault Austral.

Technical characteristics of the Renault Espace 2020

Renault Espace fifth generation

The current model, which emerged in 2015, poses a considerable change with the models of the past. Thanks to the CMF architecture (Common Module Family) has been achieved reduce weight by up to 250 kilograms while improving torsional rigidity indices. This translates into a lighter and better driving Renault Espace.

Despite the change, the dimensions of the Espace are still considerable. 4,86 meters long, 1,89 meters wide and 1,68 meters high. But if the exterior size is important, the interior size is more important. Being a large minivan, three rows of seats are included in its 2,88-meter battle. The last of those rows is folded on the floor of the trunk.

The Renault Espace is a minivan with a capacity of up to seven passengers. Despite this, it has a large trunk with some functionality with the three rows deployed. The minimum volume is 247 liters with all seats unfolded. If we do not do it, the normal figure will be between 614 and 719 liters. And finally, the maximum capacity is achieved by folding down the last two rows, reaching 2.05 liters.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Renault Espace 2020

Renault Espace 2020

When moving the Espace Renault has opted for a mechanical range mainly supported by diesel engines. Two diesel units plus another gasoline are the entire range present for the largest model of the house. All mechanics are associated with a seven-speed automatic gearbox EDC and a simple drive scheme to the front axle.

As for the engine TCe gasoline We are talking about a turbocharged four-cylinder block that is placed at the peak of the range's power. 225 horses for him. Its homologation figures show an average cost of 8,4 liters per 100 kilometers with a maximum torque of 300 Nm.

The units dci diesel they mount the same architecture of four turbo cylinders. In this case the powers are 160 and 200 horses. Interestingly, the approved consumption in both cases is the same, between 6,4 and 6,6 liters per 100 kilometers depending on the type of tire. In contrast, the larger block shows more torque with 400 Nm maximum.

Equipment of the Renault Espace 2020

Renault Espace 2020

In each generation we have been seeing how the Renault Espace won in new aspects. This latest generation, and the restyling that emerged in 2020, have focused much of their efforts on improving the technological material. Renault introduces us three ranges for its large minivan: Intens, Limited and Initiale Paris.

From the base finish we have a large number of elements. 17-inch wheels, multimedia system R-LINK2 with 8,7-inch touch panel, USB and auxiliary sockets, front and rear parking sensors, connectivity for mobile devices, Full-LED headlights, cruise control and dual zone climate control. To that we must add a discreet but functional team of driving assistants.

Jumping to the top finish we discover a more complete equipment. Among all the elements that can be added, the automatic seat folding, leather upholstery, navigator, BOSE sound system, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, rear camera, tinted windows and much more. In this case, the provision of driving assistants is the most complete of all.

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The Renault Espace 2020 according to Euro NCAP

Historically, the Renault Espace has been a reference in terms of safety of large minivans. Throughout its five generations we have been able to witness continuous improvements in occupant protection. The latest generation has been awarded by Euro NCAP with the maximum of its scores. Five out of five possible stars. After the tests, it has given outstanding scores in passenger protection and especially adults.

The Renault Espace 2020 of Km 0 and Second Hand

Having been on the market since 1984, the Renault Espace accumulates a large number of units in the second-hand and second-hand channel. The depreciation is considerable as fewer and fewer customers seek a large minivan. This causes the prices of some units are very accessible. We can find second generation models for less than 1.000 euros, and for less than 2.000 euros third-generation units with a large number of kilometers.

Being a low-selling model, the Renault Espace does not accumulate many units in the Km 0 channel, but there are. Most units correspond to the Access mechanical variant with the intermediate finish Limited. The prices are slightly lower than those marked by the dealer.

Rivals of the Renault Espace 2020

Renault Espace 2020

Although many manufacturers have decided to eliminate large minivans from their portfolio, there are still a few rivals in sight for the Renault Espace. The most similar models to the French MPV are the Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, as well as the Ford SMAX. The rest of the rivals are changing the classic MPV format for other formats derived from vans, such as the Peugeot Traveler or Mercedes V Class.


  • Comfort
  • habitability
  • Equipment

To improve

  • Access to the 3rd row of seats
  • noise of mechanics
  • High consumption

Prices of the Renault Espace 2020

It must be recognized that Renault does not ask excessive money for the Espace taking into account the versatility and size of the minivan itself. In the best case the starting price of the Renault Espace is 33.584 euros for the Intens access variant with 160-horsepower dCi mechanics. On the other side of the scale is the 200 horsepower Espace Initiale Paris dCi whose minimum price is 45.305 euros.

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