Renault Kangoo Review 2024

Renault Kangoo At A Glance

+Upper load rack, safety equipment, car-like cabin, petrol option

-No load-through bulkhead, expensive options

Introduced in 2022, the most recent version of the Renault Kangoo has brought the French manufacturer’s offering bang up-to-date with more load space than its predecessor and a fresh, modern cabin, not to mention excellent driving characteristics. Read our Renault Kangoo review to find out why it’s now up there at the top of the class.

Sold as a rival to the likes of the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, and Ford Transit Connect, the latest generation Kangoo has made major steps forward in terms of its styling, with bold C-shaped headlights and a much lower ride height than previous variants of the French manufacturer’s small van.

It also has a much smarter and far more technologically advanced cabin, with a car like feel and comfortable seats, as well as a vastly improved driving position.

There are some compromises, though. On the continent, the Kangoo is offered with a load-through bulkhead as well as a very clever design that removes the B-pillar to increase the width of the side-loading door, but this was never engineered for right-hand-drive as Renault didn’t consider the cost in line with the sale opportunity – if you’re looking for that level of functionality then you’d be better off considering one of the Stellantis Group vans such as the Vauxhall Combo, Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner, which at least offer a longer load option.

If that’s not of paramount importance, then the Renault Kangoo remains an interesting option. Alongside the electric Renault Kangoo e-Tech, reviewed separately, the mainstays of the Kangoo range will be the two 1.5-litre diesel models, with a choice of 95PS or 115PS. The less powerful model is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox while the punchier unit is only offered with a seven-speed automatic.

There’s also a 100PS 1.3-litre petrol engine for those who don’t want a diesel model, equipped with a six-speed gearbox.

Two trims are on offer – Advance and Extra - and it’s a good, solid offering in the small van market that’s well worth a look.

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