Why buy a used Renault Clio through Evans Halshaw?
Another popular choice in the supermini game, the Renault Clio brings sharp style and design in an attractive package. For more than three decades, the charming and chic Renault Clio has been a popular choice for supermini buyers. Launched in 1990, ever since the iconic 'Nicole?
advert the Clio has gone on to achieve its own iconic status as a much loved European supermini.
This fifth generation became available in 2019 and continues to extend the successful legacy of the Clio. It still does the basics so well, along with offering:. Classy, stylish looks. A quality interior. Low running costs. A clever hybrid version. Read on to discover just how good a used Renault Clio can be. Small turbo petrol engines are common in the Clio.
These allow for good efficiency and decent economy, but don't get tricked into thinking the turbo makes them fast; it's more for the aforementioned reasons. That said, the Clio holds its own against stellar rivals like the Ford Fiesta in the handling department. There is plenty of grip on offer, and the car provides decent levels of comfort. The 98bhp 1.0-litre takes around 11 seconds to get from 0 to 62mph, which isn't particularly fast but on the plus side you'll get over 50mpg.
There is a 70bhp version too, but taking almost 16 seconds to complete 0 to 62mph, we'd advise the former as it too offers circa 50mpg. A 1.3-litre with 128bhp is more punchy taking 8.7 seconds to hit 62mph from rest.
It will return nearly 50mpg too. There is also a 1.5-litre diesel with 83bhp that isn't quick, but does offer 67mpg as a plus. A smart 138bhp E-Tech Hybrid is also offered and uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine, along with two electric motors and a 1.2kWh lithium-ion battery. It's faster than the 1.0-litre petrol engines and takes 9.6 seconds to hit 62mph from a standstill. Coming with 5-doors as standard means carrying passengers is a doddle. Interestingly though, the boot size varies.
In petrol models you get the most with 391 litres.