In essence, the Renault Captur is a Clio with a smattering of SUV traits and the style factor turned up. The result is a high-riding small hatchback that benefits from the added practicality of a sliding rear bench seat, plus supermini-like running costs and a variety of colourful interior and exterior themes that include a contrasting colour roof.
The Captur was one of the first small SUV rivals to Nissan’s groundbreaking Juke, and it remains one of the best offerings in the class.
The baby SUV market is still relatively small, but also includes cars like the Ford Ecosport and Vauxhall Mokka. Cars in this class need to be affordable, reliable and offer the kind of practicality you’d usually associate with a much larger car. Despite their off-road styling, cars like the Captur are more likely to be at home in the city, and it’s best not to expect too much in the way of off-road driving dynamics.
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