Renault Kangoo 2004 Review
But if you drive the Kangoo, the extra dosh will become less important.
Kangoo is a good thing.
- Performance belies 1.6-litre engine capacity. Has heaps of go, great torque and impressive fuel economy. Engine is 70kW unit lifted from Renault Clio.
- Ride quality is good unladen, better with a load on board. Kangoo will carry up to 560kg with minimal fuss and negligible impact on fuel economy.
- Only compact van available with optional four speed automatic transmission but five speed manual is a treat to use.
- Small exterior hides large load bay – it's big back there and has two side sliders (only one is standard) and rear opening doors. Access all areas.
- Plenty of safety equipment including ABS with EBD, pretensioning seat belts and a driver's air bag. There's even a protection bar behind the driver's seat.
- Standard equipment includes power steering, CD, aircon, remote central locking and electric mirrors and windows.
- Handy floor anchorage points for loads.
- Tight turning circle, direct steering.
- Major service intervals are 30,000km apart.
- Will return up to 7.5l/100km in mixed driving. Tank holds 50 litres.
- Easy to park because of compact dimensions.
- Looks good in a funny sort of way – more personality than Combo or Berlingo.
- Body feels tight as a drum but plenty of engine and road noise bounces around inside cabin.
- Passenger area is light and airy, easy to use controls. Plastics look tacky.
- Access into the cabin is helped by large doors, high mounted, comfy seats.
- Only weighs a bit over 1 tonne.
- Had strong headlights and a decent horn.
Range and Specs
|Integral||1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,640 – 4,180||2004 Renault Kangoo 2004 Integral Pricing and Specs|
Lowest price, based on third party pricing data