I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Renault is the only car maker that gets it right when it comes to “true fuel economy.” We’ve seen it before with the Duster, Sandero and now the Stepway.
The Renault Stepway is armed with fresh design, distinctive features and modern technology that are hard to find in the entry-level segment at the affordable price.
The quality of the materials used is tangible. The dashboard features a sophisticated cluster with chrome detailing around the dials and boasts an array of techno-smart yet practical instrumentation.
A classy leather-clad steering wheel and gear lever knob add that extra look and feel of quality and refinement, while the front seats’ fabric includes a distinctive Stepway signature.
Generously proportioned interior and above-class average floor-to-roof clearance front and back makes for comfortable and roomy seating for five occupants plus luggage while best-in-class boot capacity (292 litres) can be further improved upon thanks to its 60/40 split rear bench.
Bluetooth connectivity facilitates safe, convenient, hands-free telephony plus music streaming from external devices while on the go. This, together with the Double Din radio MP-3 compatible CD player is all accessed via fingertip controls located behind the steering wheel for optimum ease and convenience.
The Stepway’s diamond-shaped badge beautifying the front of the bonnet and leading the black grille complements its fresh front. The integrated roof spoiler, body coloured side mirrors and the15-inch alloy wheels hint at a sporty undertone.
- Power: 66kW @ 5250rpm
- Torque: 135Nm at 2500
- 0-100 km/h: 10 seconds
- Top speed:168km/h
- Fuel consumption: 5.4/100km
- Fuel type: Unleaded Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 50L
- Price: R159 900
What we like
- Distinctive features, modern technology at affordable price
- True fuel economy
- It is powerful
- Great ground clearance is really not bad
What we don’t like
- Cruise control button position
- Electric windows buttons position