35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 22 - Renault Clio Campus

 

The Clio design is long in the tooth and in dire need of an overhaul, but it's still a reasonably good car at a decent value for the dollar. It's smack dab in the middle of the class in most of its characteristics and is blessed with an inordinately large fuel tank for its class which could get you from New York City to Chicago without fueling if you baby it. If Renault would freshen the car up a bit, it could have a huge home run in this class.

 

The Renault Clio Campus Hatchback 1.2 3 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $11,464.14, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1149 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 100 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 15 seconds. The performance factor of 11.5 is average for its class. The Renault Clio Campus Hatchback 1.2 3 Door returns 57.7 MPG in highway driving, 35.7 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 47.9. With a fuel tank capacity of 11 gallons, the car can travel 635 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 765 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Renault Clio Campus Hatchback 1.2 3 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 71, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Renault Clio Campus Hatchback 1.2 3 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $15,310.60

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $19,082.75

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $11,464.14

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 3

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1149 / 4

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 60 / 5250

Torque (lb / ft) • 69

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3773

Overall Width (mm) • 1639

Overall Height (mm) • 1417

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 255

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 596

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 15

Top speed (MPH) • 100

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Metallic Exterior Paint • $375.00

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Option Not Available

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Standard Equipment

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Alarm • Standard Equipment

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Option Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

Parking Sensor For Front • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Climatic Control • Option Not Available

Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Air Conditioning • $550.00

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Manual Moonroof • $250.00

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Not Available

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio • Option Not Available

Radio With RDS • Standard Equipment

Bluetooth Enabled • $221.00

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

CD With RDS • $100.00

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 35.7

Highway MPG • 57.7

Combined MPG • 47.9

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 11

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 140

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $20.00

Eco Rating • C

Insurability Grouping • 1

Estimated Average Insurance • $273.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 33.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $205.00

Maintenance Factor • 29

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $713.00

Maintenance Intervals • 12,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 40,000 mi

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