Our Fleet Test Drive: Renault Grand Scenic - 6th Report
07 December 2011
Author: Tony Rock
I recently took the Grand Scenic for a long motorway haul from London to Cheshire, and have to say I was impressed with the way the 130hp 1.6dCi engine performed.
The late-evening, post-rush hour run revealed a smooth, very able motorway cruiser with responsive acceleration - even when close to the 70mph speed limit - that feels better than the official 11.1-second 0-62mph time quoted by Renault.
However, the engine displays an irritating quirk at low, urban speeds. Around town I'm constantly having to over-rev when pulling away from standstill or near-zero mph to prevent stalling.
|Renault Grand Scenic 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TT|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Actual CPM ||56.4p |
|Why we’re running it||To sample Renault’s crucial |
new 1.6 diesel engine in the
UK’s most fuel-efficient
|Plus||Smooth motorway performer|
|Minus||Exterior looks haven’t |
improved with time