Leasing a Renault Koleos
Engines and performance for the Koleos
The Renault Koleos comes with the choice of two diesel engines with the 2.0 litre unit producing 190hp and offering four-wheel drive as standard. The unit is a good performer for those who want to take the vehicle off-road where it will deliver a comfortable and safe performance. The Koleos also comes with a 1.7 litre diesel alternative producing 150hp. Both engines are mated to the firm's CVT - continuously variable transmission - for better performance. The engines return between 41mpg and 47 mpg.
Equipment and handling
Along with its practical offering and cheap to run figures, the Renault Koleos has lots of equipment fitted as standard. The firm has added a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and climate control with the top model offering a panoramic sunroof to create a spacious interior, full leather upholstery and a larger infotainment system. More impressively, a revamp in 2019 saw Renault adding hands-free parking as a standard feature across the range which will be a boon for many drivers. Behind the wheel, the Koleos is a stable car with the automatic transmission delivering smooth performance, even at lower speeds. The suspension offers a comfortable driving experience, both when travelling on long motorway journeys and when driving around town. The overall enjoyment level is high and comfort levels are impressive for everyone onboard. The interior has a functional design and while rivals may offer seven seats, the Renault Koleos has a large boot and a spacious interior. Safety kit includes blind spot warning, autonomous emergency braking and traffic sign recognition as standard. The Koleos also has active emergency braking with pedestrian detection which is helpful when travelling around town. Essentially, there is a lot to like about the Renault Koleos which is a large and comfortable SUV that is easy to drive and has decent off-roading capabilities too; is also a well-equipped and very safe car and is an impressive family offering.