The front-wheel drive Renault Trafic Crew is B-I-G big with an expansive 3498mm wheelbase that's 278mm longer than a Ranger 4x4 dual cab ute. The Renault is also 123mm taller, 97mm wider and 44mm longer overall.
However, the positioning of the Renault's wheelbase within its body length results in minimal front and rear overhangs and surprising agility for such a large vehicle, particularly in heavy city traffic and tight car parks, where its sharp 13.2-metre turning circle comes in handy. It rides on MacPherson strut front suspension and a coil-sprung rear beam axle with disc brakes all around.
Driver and front passenger enjoy an airy and spacious cabin, heated seating with lumbar adjustment and swing-down inboard armrests, plus a height/reach adjustable steering wheel. Some sturdy grab handles on the windscreen pillars (available as an option) should be fitted as standard to make it easier to climb aboard. Rear seat passengers have these.
The rear bench, also with two swing-down inboard armrests like a commercial airliner, provides acceptable comfort, with adequate shoulder and headroom for three adults and a relatively flat upper thigh angle. Foot room for those with larger shoes, though, can feel a bit constricted by the large step that separates the front and rear floor areas.