Excluding the Renault Grand Scenic TomTom Edition, which is the same as Dynamique, there are four trim levels with prices ranging from £14,995 to £23,695.
Excluding the Renault Grand Scenic TomTom Edition, which is the same as Dynamique, there are four trim levels with prices ranging from £14,995 to £23,695. Extreme, Expression, Dynamique and Privilege will already be familiar to Renault owners. Extreme offers such niceties as Renault's keyless entry card, a rake and reach- adjustable steering column, powered front windows, air-conditioning, RDS radio/CD with Tune Point (connectivity for USB etc) amongst other things.
Expression offers foglights, powered rear windows with sunblinds, lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, the TFT display, extra power points for every row and an electronic parking brake. Personally, I could happily live without the EPB; it may save space but doesn't allow for any finesse.
The Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique has the greatest choice of engines and is likely to be the most popular grade, adding the, every-car-should-have-it, keyless entry and start, cruise control with speed limiter, height adjustment for the front passenger seats, automatic headlights and wipers and a leather-clad steering wheel.
Top of the Renault Grand Scenic range, Privilege, adds powered folding door mirrors, electrochromic rear-view mirror, rear parking sensors and bi-zone climate control. Plus, there are plenty of options and packs available for all trim levels.
Along with plenty of options there are plenty of engine choices, too. But not all are available with every trim level, so it's a case of mix'n'match. The three petrol units include a 1.6VVT 110, a 2.0 VVT 140 mated to a Constantly Variable transmission (CVT) and a newcomer - the 1.4TCe (Turbo Efficiency Control) 130.
The diesels are: a 1.5 dCi 106 bearing the Renault eco2 logo, the 1.9 dCi 130, the 2.0 dCi 160 FAP and the same engine producing 150PS FAP with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
FAP means that it has a regenerative, catalytic particulate filter that runs without additives and the eco2 emblem signifies that the engine produces less than 140g/km CO2, includes at least 5 per cent recycled plastic and is built in an ISO 14001 certified factory; meaning minimal environmental impact.
Renault Grand Scenic Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 dCi Dynamique|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||13.3 Seconds|
|Top Speed||112 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||61.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 Years / 60000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 07/10/09)||£19,095|