Renault talisman

From 30.559 euros
  • Bodywork berlina
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 120 - 225 hp
  • How to consume it 4,9 - 8,1l/100km
  • Trunk 572 - 608 liters

The Renault Talisman is the D-segment model of the French company Renault. It is the natural successor of Renault Laguna and it improves significantly in terms of interior quality and equipment, also offering better sensations behind the wheel. Despite Renault's experience in that market, the demand for SUVs wreaks havoc in the category, with the French model being one of the hardest hit by the change in business trend.

Presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, the Talisman becomes one of the best references in terms of medium sedans within the market of generalist firms. Bet on a good French design and by engines with a good mixed consumption. In 2021 it undergoes an update to face the second half of its life cycle. However, at the end of 2022 the saloon disappears from the catalog of Renault without leaving a successor.

Technical characteristics of the Renault Talisman

Renault Talisman Sedan 2020

Due to its concept, the Talisman could not be more classic. Renault develops it to become the largest sedan in the house, offering a very balanced behavior in all kinds of scenarios. Under its body is hidden the CMF-CD platform Used by the Nissan-Renault alliance. It is the same structure that we can see in other models such as: Renault Australia o Nissan X-Trail, among others.

Its dimensions are 4,85 meters long, 1,87 meters wide and 1,46 meters high, with a wheelbase of 2,80 meters. One of the strengths of the Talismán is its habitability, since due to these dimensions, it provides more than adequate interior space for five passengers to make long journeys without problems.

At the rear, we find a large 608 liter capacity boot that accompanies the good habitability of the French saloon, although it is true, it falls somewhat short compared to some competitors within its segment. Additionally, Renault offers a second body, called Sport Tourer that offers a cargo capacity of 572 liters.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Renault Talisman

Renault Talisman Sedan 2020

One of the issues leading to the demise of the Talisman is the lack of electrified options in the mechanical range. Despite this, the offer is quite complete, offering 100% combustion units with diesel and gasoline engines. All the power goes to the front axle and as a curiosity, the Talisman offers a directional rear axle called 4CONTROL typical of the brand.

By power, the range starts with the Blue dCi 120 horsepower which is associated with a six-speed manual transmission and achieves a minimum consumption of 4,9 liters per 100 kilometers. After it, with the same engine, the version Blue dCi 150 horsepower with manual transmission as standard and an average cost of 5 liters per 100 kilometers. The most powerful diesel in the range is the Blue dCi 200 horsepower, always associated with a seven-speed manual transmission that achieves a contained consumption of 6,1 liters/100 km.

Interspersed we find the Talisman TCe with turbocharged gasoline engine four cylinders and 1.333 cubic centimeters of displacement. It develops 160 horsepower and is always associated with an EDC automatic transmission. Above all is the Talisman TCe with a 1.8-liter turbo gasoline engine that reaches 225 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. It has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic EDC box.

Equipment of the Renault Talisman

Renault Talisman Sedan - Renault Talisman Estate 2020 inside

As usual in the house, Renault offers various trim levels: Executive, Zen, and Initiale Paris. In its basic finish it is very well equipped as standard and includes components such as dual-zone climate control, R-LINK2 multimedia system, electric mirrors, keyless access, driver's seat with massage and lumbar adjustment, speed regulator and limiter and rear parking assistant, among others

In the middle part, we find the Zen finish, which adds elements such as the R-Link 2 system, with an 8,7-inch touch screen, adaptive cruise control, ambient lighting with 5 different colors, automatic change of high/low beam lights and assisted emergency braking, among others.

The most complete finish, Initiale Paris, adds a touch of elegance to the Renault Talisman, incorporating elements such as headrests designed for the finish, Bose system with 13 speakers, Head Up display, 4Control steering, front parking sensors, piloted suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels or leather upholstery. Nappa, among others.

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Renault Talisman according to Euro NCAP

The Renault Talismán carried out the European car safety tests in 2015. As is usual in most models of the French firm, it obtained the highest possible score, 5 stars. Regarding specific security sections, achieved 86% and 84% in terms of protection for adult and child passengers, 68% for pedestrians, and vehicle safety systems achieved 76%.

Rivals of the Renault Talisman

The main competition of the Renault Talismán are vehicles that are in the same segment, that of medium saloons, and share dimensions of similar dimension and price. Among these models are the Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Arteon, Opel Insignia, Peugeot 508, Mazda 6 or Ford Mondeo. Many of these rivals have changed generation or concept. Some of them, like the French one, have disappeared from the market without leaving a successor.


  • Modern and elegant exterior design
  • 4Control system
  • Consumption

To improve

  • interior finish
  • dynamic behavior
  • media system

Renault Talisman prices

The prices of the Renault Talisman start at 30.559 euros, without offers or promotions. That amount is associated with a model with an Executive finish along with the least powerful engine in the range, the 1.3-horsepower 120 dCi and manual transmission. The most expensive in the range is the Talismán Sport Tourer with a 225-horsepower gasoline engine, automatic transmission and Initiale Paris finish. Its minimum rate starts at 47.859 euros, without offers or promotions.

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