Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Renault Clio by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
4.6 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
6.9 10 Energy Efficiency Index
5.0 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
4.610Cold test
6.210Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
6.110Highway
Road test
5.210On-Road Drive
4.58On-Road Heavy Load
3.05On-Road Light Load
1.95On-Road Short Trip
1.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The tested car has a three-way catalyst but no gasoline particulate filter (GPF). Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) are well controlled. However, carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate number (PN) present more of a problem, especially in the cold ambient temperature test.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
7.410Cold test
8.010Warm test
6.610Cold Ambient test
5.810Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 5.5l100 km 770km
Worst-case 6.4l100 km 659km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Clio is a small, light car and this benefits its energy efficiency. The car scores well in all of the laboratory tests, with a slight drop in the high-load highway test. But the performance overall lead to an index of 6.9 for this part of the assessment.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.87Cold test
4.27Warm test
2.97Cold Ambient test
3.37Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Control of Methane (CH4) is good in all tests and that of Nitrous Oxide (N2O), an unregulated pollutant, is adequate. Overall performance leads to an index of 5.0 in this part of the assessment.

Our verdict

The Clio has become one of Renault's iconic cars since the original was launched some thirty years ago. There have been five generations of the supermini in that time, the most recent, tested here, being released in 2019. Green NCAP's car was the TCe 100, with a 74 kW, one litre, three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, complete with multi-port fuel injection. The test vehicle had no gasoline particulate filter and would have benefitted from having one, its generally good performance in Clean Air assessment being compromised by this pollutant. Green NCAP is informed by Renault that, since early November, Clios with this engine are equipped with a GPF. The score in Energy Efficiency is a good one and the car's control of greenhouse gases is to be commended. Overall, a balanced performance leads to a very creditable three-star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 11 2020
  • Tested Car VF1RJA00X6312XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 205/45 R17 88H
  • Mass 1,143 kg
  • Engine Size 999 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 74 kW/160 Nm
  • Published CO2 118 g/km