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If you’ve saved up a nice chunk of money and you’re looking for a
new, richly equipped car which isn’t too large, there’s lots of choice.
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Especially when you’re looking at the compact crossover-segment.
I think of it myself as a historically French thing to be honest.
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Back in the day, Renault had Baccara-editions of their cars, Peugeot
offered the Roland Garros-editions for their smaller models.
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Typically French cars, some sort of Parisian culture. Luxurious cars
for people with lots of money, but without lots of room to park.
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Those people wanted Baccara- or Roland Garros-editions. And still,
the French are able to deliver. That’s why we’ve brought two French cars…
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which still have some of that heritage. A brand-new Peugeot 2008
with the strongest engine and all of the options available. It’s going up…
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against a brand-new Renault Captur with the most luxurious
trim and the strongest engine available.
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Even though it’s called GT, it reminds me of the Roland Garros-editions
from back in the day. The most luxurious trim level available for the 2008.
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And what Peugeot does best of all, is building their interiors. They show it
in every Peugeot nowadays. The design is great,
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the lines look great, and the details are great. Just look at this instrument
cluster. Sure, it’s digital and we see that a lot nowadays,
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but it’s digital in two layers. And the top layer is transparent,
which gives a very spacious, 3D-like effect.
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It doesn’t make sense, but it looks really good. And things are allowed
to look good, they don’t always have to serve a practical purpose.
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It has a small steering wheel, right in front of the dials. Not very handy,
so you’ll have to move it lower or higher. I’ve positioned it lower,
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but it’s a matter of taste. I’m able to find my way around it,
but not everybody can. That’s something to consider when buying a new…
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Peugeot. You’ll have to live with this weird steering wheel.
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I enjoy other details as well. These flip switches for example. It’s
simple and clear, but it really looks great.
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Unfortunately, you can’t adjust simple things like temparature or anything,
because for that you’ll need to get into the menu’s. Not very handy.
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The gear lever looks good, the seats are nice and I like the
stitching. It’s all very well built.
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It’s the most luxurious 2008 available and it’s powered by the most
powerful engine: a 155 horsepower-unit producing 240 Nm of torque.
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It picks up nicely in lower revs and combined with a conventional 8-speed
automatic gearbox, it’s a nice and comfortable car to drive.
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It’s a very nice automatic gearbox as well. Like I said, it’s a conventional
one, so it has a torque converter. However, it’s quick enough so it won’t…
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become annoying. Sometimes, in lower revs it might doubt a little when
setting off. However, when you’re up to speed, it’s a quiet and…
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comfortable automatic gearbox.
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Despite having the most powerful engine, Peugeot always uses
3-cylinder engines in the 2008. This being no exception.
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When it comes to power, you won’t notice it at all. It’s nice and powerful,
but you can hear the typical 3-cylinder buzz. You have to get used…
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to that. Luckily, it’s pretty well insulated when it comes to noise,
so you won’t really notice it.
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The connectivity is very good in here. I’ve got two USB-ports over here,
one of which being an USB-C, so you can charge old and new devices.
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In the back, you’ve got two USB-ports as well, so the
kids can stay entertained on long vacation drives as well.
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With the luxury-level being at a French standard, the same can be said
about the drive. It’s a soft, quiet car with lots of comfort.
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The steering is very light and it doesn’t have a lot of feel to it,
but it’s very precise.
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The 2008 is pretty big for its segment, and fortunately enough,
you’ll notice that on the inside. It’s nice and spacious in the back…
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with lots of leg- and headroom. Especially the latter is better than
in the Captur.
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It has a boot of 405 litres and if you fold down the seats,
you can fit 1.476 litres in the back. That makes it…
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incredibly royal and practical.
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If you ask me, this embodies the true Roland Garros-spirit from
back in the day. Despite not saying it on the badge,
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it has the same level luxury and comfort
the Roland Garros always offered.
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Then there’s the Captur. Renault’s historic trim level Baccara
has been reincarnated for some years now in the form of Initiale Paris.
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Named after the French capital. And you can immediately spot this
trim level because of its eggplant-purple color.
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It looks black, but it’s actually purple. Nicely accentuated with this
white roof. Also, you can tell by the huge wheels.
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If you look closely, they’ve incorporated the Eiffel Tower into
the wheel design. And if you paid attention during geography class,
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you’ll know the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Connect the dots?
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In here, it’s incredibly luxurious as well. However, if you compare it
with the Peugeot, it’s not as special when it comes to design.
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But that’s more because of the Peugeot instead of this one,
because Renault certainly tried.
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The Initiale Paris comes with a digital instrument cluster as standard and it
changes its configuration based on the Multisense-settings on the dashboard.
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It’s a good looking vertical screen. It’s not very quick but the design
is of very high quality. Very clear layout as well.
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This Captur also has some flip switches, albeit not as beautiful as in
the Peugeot, but still.
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What I like as well is the leather upholstery, which is standard on the
Initiale Paris-version. The stitching looks good, the patterns look good,
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it’s just very true to French design. It’s just good.
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It’s a nice and clear car as well. Very spacious. It has increased in size
compared to its predecessor, and you’ll notice that very clearly.
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In the back, the legroom is a tad better than in the Peugeot, but the
headroom is a tad worse. It’s up to your personal preference really.
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The boot is a tad smaller as well, only 377 litres. However, because this
Captur comes with an adjustable rear seat as standard, you can increase…
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the luggage space to 536 litres.
That’s very big.
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What I like most of all is that Renault doesn’t fit a 3-cylinder
but a bigger 4-cylinder engine in their bigger Capturs.
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That’s this 1300 cc engine, which is over 100 cc more than in the
Peugeot. It also comes with an additional cylinder compared to…
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the Peugeot and despite 3-cylinder engines being very good these
days, a 4-cylinder engine just feels more grown-up.
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It pretty much has the same power output, 154 horsepower to be
exact. However, it has more torque: 270 Nm of it.
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Also, it has a 7-speed double clutch automatic gearbox. Unfortunately,
it’s not incredibly quick. I mean, it’s fine but it’s not as quick as some…
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other double clutch-gearboxes available these days. That means
the difference with Peugeot’s conventional automatic gearbox…
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isn’t incredibly big. It’s a tad smoother than the Peugeot
in the lower revs, but it’s very close.
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The engine just picks up a tad nicer when you’re setting off,
but that’s partly because of the bigger bore.
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On the other hand, the Captur uses more fuel. On paper that is,
and we’re talking 5,6 litres per 100 km, as opposed to the…
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5,0 litres per 100 km the Peugeot does. I can’t confirm
those figures yet, you can read about that in the magazine.
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The new Captur is built on the new chassis by Renault
which it shares with the new Clio.
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That means it’s nice and communicative. Pretty dynamic as well,
more than Peugeot anyway. On the other hand, it’s a tad down…
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on comfort. This is the more sporty one whilst the Peugeot is
clearly and solely aimed at comfort. Again, it’s up to your own preference.
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I like this dynamic approach better. It has more feeling in the steering
wheel and it offers more resistance than in the Peugeot.
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But it’s still nice and quiet on straight roads,
it’s not twitchy in any way.
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Past fall, I drove the 130 horsepower-version in Greece when the
new Captur was introduced.
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This is the 155 horsepower-version, and back then I said 130 horsepower
was enough. And I was right. You don’t really need the additional…
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25 horses. The only difference is that this always comes with an automatic
gearbox, whilst you can also choose a manual in the 130 horsepower-version.
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As standard, this Initiale Paris-version comes with the MultiSense-system
from Renault. That means I’m able to change certain aspects of the car.
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I can put it in Sport, or in Eco, or in MySense. The latter being my personal
preferences. Very cool and all. If I put it on Sport-mode,
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the throttle response become sharper and the gearbox becomes
a tad faster. Even the digital instrument cluster changes according…
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to the mode you’re in. If you’re in Sport, it changes to a big rev counter.
Eco-mode gives you a regular dial.
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If you put it in MySense, you can choose what kind of dial you want
to see. It’s all up to you of course.
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The Captur also considers our gadget-addiction, because this has two
USB-ports in the front. Both are regular USB-ports though.
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It comes with an AUX- and 12V-port as well. In the back,
there’s the exact same amount of ports, so if the kids…
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are still able to flat the batteries of their gadgets,
I’ll eat my shoes.
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And now it’s time to choose. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s hard.
However, it’s rarely this hard to choose, because I’ll have to admit…
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that both cars pretty much stole my heart. And the cars are incredibly
close. Performancewise, trimwise, everything. It’s all about feeling I think.
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Do you feel more comfortable in a Peugeot or in a Renault?
That’s a question only you can answer.
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The Captur is more dynamic, more communicative, clearly more
fit for sportier driving.
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The Peugeot on the other hand is more clearly aimed at comfort.
It’s softer and smoother, and you could go for that as well.
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The interior in the Peugeot looks amazing, and for me that would
make it the winner. That doesn’t mean the Renault has an ugly interior,
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on the contrary even. But I just like the Peugeot better.
I think interiors are very important, and I think I’ll be more comfortable…
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in a Peugeot. However, there’s another big difference: the price.
The gap between these cars is €2.000, in favor of the Captur.
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Despite having a more luxurious trim. Not unimportant either.
Also, this Renault has a 4-cylinder engine which sounds more grown-up.
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On the other hand, according to factory figures, the Captur has
a higher fuel consumption.
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Anyway, when we look at all of the figures, the most rational choice
in this comparison would be the Captur. So will it be winner?
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You’ll have to wait a tad longer for the final results, because I’m getting
a third car to join the party. The red Fiat 500X behind me,
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which is very excited to join in. You can read
all about the final conclusion in our magazine.
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