Which engine should be avoided?

The favorite urban SUV of the French is him: the Renault Captur. But among its six engines to choose from, difficult to navigate. Here is the engine to avoid.

Since last year all the engines of the Renault Captur have been revised. Among LPG, gasoline and hybrids (rechargeable or not), which solution offers better benefits? On the contrary, what motorization should be avoided? To find out, we pass the whole range under scrutiny on our test and measurement base.

Renault Captur 1.0 TCe 100 (LPG)

When it works with LPG, the 1.0 TCe engine block gains 10 hp and its performance goes up a notch. Enough to improve his versatility, even though he goes up a bit at times. In fact, the 6 speed box pulls a lot.

However the bi-fuel engine recovers thanks to very attractive price of LPG, almost half the price at the pump than the SP95-E10. What to limit costs. Not to mention his autonomy of more than 1200 km and one of Renault Capture the cheapest of the entire range. Your call price is fixed from €25,250.

A good choice of motif!

Renault Captur 1.0 TCe (petrol)

First gasoline engine of the Renault Captur range, the 90 hp turbo inline three is a bit short of breath. This often forces you to drop down one or even two gears before you start overtaking. That said, for day-to-day use, this little gas engine may suffice. he seduces with its moderate appetite (6.6 l/100 km)its range measured in 727km and your discretion.

In addition, this Renault Captur gasoline 1.0 TCe has arguments. It is the least expensive of all Renault Capturs with a call price starting at €23,400.

Renault Captur 1.3 TCe 140 (petrol)

Still on gasoline engines, let’s now move on to 1.3 TCe 140 hp. When accelerating, the 140 hp 1.3 petrol is assisted by a starter-alternator, powered by a 12 V battery that recovers energy during braking.

In addition to his reasonable consumption (6.8 l/100 km), this “big” four-cylinder stands out its beautiful softness and its excellent availabilityThey offer very good driving pleasure.

Finally, this Renault Captur 1.3 TCe from €28,000. A fairly well located price, knowing that this engine is only accessible with the technological finishFrom first line.

Renault Captur 1.3 TCe 160 EDC7 (petrol)

Charged €2,500 more than the 140 hp versionthe Renault Capture 1.3 TCe 160 impose the EDC7 car box (not available in 140 hp). the consumption is on the rise (+0.4 l/100 km) but the homologation of the transmission will please those who drive a lot in the city. And the good features allow the Captur an appreciable ease in any situation.

Price level, plan an envelope that starts from €30,500 in Techno finish.

Renault Captur 1.6 E-Tech full hybrid (hybrid)

the hybrid version (not rechargeable from mains) of 145 hp is based on a 1.6 gasoline engine and two electric units fed by a small 1.2 kWh battery. The electrical part that effectively supports the combustion engine. This is positively noted at the consumption level (6.5 l/100 km). Unfortunately, the transmission lacks fluidity.

Fortunately, its entry-level price with such motorization remains contained. Count an envelope of €28,400 in its lowest Equilibre finish, with no ecological penalty to be expected.

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Renault Captur 1.6 E-Tech plug-in hybrid 160 (rechargeable hybrid)

At the top of the range, we find a rechargeable hybrid motor. The only Renault Captur by the way. Consequently, such a configuration requires a large budget to afford it. The plug-in hybrid begins in fact at €36,950, without ecological bonus.

This 160 hp version has a 9.8 kWh mains rechargeable battery. Therefore, it allows traveling on average 35 km fully electric (42 km in the city). Too bad, the original. The dog automatic gearbox lacks responsiveness.which sometimes hurts approval.

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