Renault Trafic (2001–2014)

Last updated 4 September 2018

Good quality and comfortable medium sized van, makes a very useful nine seater minibus, now has Renault 2.0 chain cam diesel, robotised manual option.
Only two stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, fuel injectors can fail due to water ingress, common gear linkage problems.
Updated 27 March 2014
Trafic Extra launched

Comes with air conditioning, reversing sensors and satellite navigation.

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The Trafic is the sister van to the Vauxhall Vivaro and Nissan Primastar but it's the Renault version which has proved the most popular. Despite being on sale since 2001 it still sells well and there have been various improvements and facelifts in its lifetime so that now there are more than 100 versions.

In 2010 the third version of this Trafic went on sale with three basic bodystyles - panel can, crew van and a minibus variant. There is also a long wheelbase platform cab for customised coachbuilding, together with a specialist refrigerated van and an off-the-shelf ‘double deck’ dropside model.

The popular panel van is available with short or long wheelbase and low or high roof heights, giving load volumes up to 8m3. The double Cab Crew Vans seat up to six, while retaining a generous cargo space in both short and long wheelbase forms. A folding rear bench seat allows longer loads to be carried when fewer passengers are on board.

The engine range includes the strong 2.0-litre dCi unit with either 90PS or 115PS, which were revised for 2010 to deliver improved fuel economy. Also available is a development of the 2.5-litre dCi engine with 150PS. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all engines, with the option of Renault’s robotised Quickshift6 semi-automatic transmission.

While it may be a classic of our times, Renault has not stood still with the Trafic and the cab has been developed to make it ever more comfortable and practical. There are also plenty of body configurations with the Trafic, so it keeps itself bang up to date.


Used Buying Guide - Renault Trafic 2001-2014

The Trafic still has plenty of life left in it as a used purchase. Seek out a well-looked after example and keep on top of the servicing and it should be relatively hassle-free as an ownership proposition.

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List Price from £21,900 +VAT
Buy new from £13,990 +VAT
Contract hire from £175.00 +VAT pm
Lease from £159.00 +VAT pm

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