Renault Scenic 5 Seat Dynamique DCI 130 Car Hire Brentwood Essex
Launched in 2009 this iteration comes with new a powerful diesel engine. It also boasts a roomier interior and sharper looks.The Scenic has a similar suspension set-up to the Megane hatchback and for a relatively tall vehicle, is quite agile. The steering feels more involving and precise than on the previous models and is fairly direct making the car feel responsive on twisty roads. Although the major suspension components are carried over from the Megane, the dampers have been tuned for the Scenic's extra weight and provide a good, smooth ride. Electronic stability control is fitted, helping the driver regain control of the car during a skid.
The Scenic is a good load carrier with up to 522 litres of storage space in the boot with the rear seats slid to their foremost position. It's helped further by a low loading height and a tailgate more than a metre wide. Renault has calculated 86 litres of stowage space in the cabin, including four under-floor compartments and drawers under the front and outer rear seats. There are 12v power sockets in the front row, rear row and luggage compartment and the individual seats in the second row can be removed.