Renault Trafic (2014–)

What's good

Excellent twin-turbo engines, updated to the even better 2.0-litre units in 2019. 

Comfortable driving position and easy driving dynamics with a comfortable ride. 

Load area supports racking solutions from previous Trafic. 

Even the shortest variants can carry Euro pallets. 

Improved quality and comfort in 2019, plus more modern tech in 2022.

Safety options also vastly improved in 2022 after Euro NCAP were critical. 

What's bad

Can't carry as much payload as its main rivals. 

Sluggish single-turbo 1.6 dCi engines on pre-2019 models. 

Entry-level Business edition is rather basic inside and lacks air-con. 

Dashboard material feels very flimsy over the passenger airbag - not an issue post-2019.

Mobile phone cradle is a tight fit for larger smartphones. 

Only has a three-star 2015 Euro NCAP rating. 52% Passenger Safety; 91% Child Safety; 53% Pedestrian Safety; 57% Safety Assist.

9-10-2017: Report of sliding side door of new 2016 Renault Trafic van (that had been ply-lined by the Renault dealer) coming off its channel and ending up in the road.

17-5-2019: Report of turbo failing on 2015 Renault Trafic at 43,000 miles. #

13-8-2019: Report of turbo breather pipe coming off turbo of 2015 Renault Trafic at 56,000 miles. Van still drivable. Mechanics who viewed it noted with surprise that not only had the breather pipe come away but that the pipe clip and plastic bits had disappeared and the little 'notches' that fit the pipe to the rest of the engine had sheared. 

What does a Renault Trafic (2014) cost?