35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 31 - Renault Modus

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    The Modus is a great little car that does everything well with the exception of its price. It's way overpriced considering what else you can get in this class. Given that it shares an engine with the Clio Campus which is priced 20% cheaper, the bumpy modernistic styling doesn't quite give enough reason to pass by the Clio in the Renault dealership.

     

    The Renault Modus Hatchback 1.2 16v Expression 5 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $13,944.74, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1149 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 101 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 13.5 seconds. The performance factor of 11.4 is average for its class. The Renault Modus Hatchback 1.2 16v Expression 5 Door returns 57.6 MPG in highway driving, 31.7 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 47.8. With a fuel tank capacity of 10.7 gallons, the car can travel 616 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 743 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Renault Modus Hatchback 1.2 16v Expression 5 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 64, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

     

    Renault Modus Hatchback 1.2 16v Expression 5 Door •

    ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $18,390.85

    MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $21,489.60

    ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $13,944.74

    SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

    Body Style • Hatchback

    Doors • Number of • 5

    Seats • Number of • 5

    Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1149 / 4

    Valves • Number of • 16

    Type of Fuel • Unleaded

    Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 74 / 5500

    Torque (lb / ft) • 77

    Engine Layout • F

    Wheel Drive • Front

    Overall Length (mm) • 3873

    Overall Width (mm) • 1709

    Overall Height (mm) • 1586

    Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 217

    Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 1302

    Turning Radius (m) • 9.9

    Towing Capacity (kg) • 900

    Curb Weight (kg) • 1080

    PERFORMANCE •

    0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 13.5

    Top speed (MPH) • 101

    EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

    EXTERIOR •

    Metallic Exterior Paint • $375.00

    SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

    Automatic Transmission • Option Not Available

    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 • Standard Equipment

    Automatic Traction Control • Option Option Price Not Available

    Electronic Stability System • $200.00

    Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

    Deadlock • Standard Equipment

    CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

    Adjustable Steering Reach • Option Not Available

    Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment

    Power Steering • Option Not Available

    Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

    Air Conditioning • Standard Equipment

    Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

    Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

    Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

    Electrically Heated Mirrors • Standard Equipment

    Power Moonroof • Option Not Available

    Manual Moonroof • Option Not Available

    Power Sunroof • $600.00

    SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

    Radio • Option Not Available

    Radio With RDS • Option Not Available

    MP3 CD Player Enabled • $125.00

    CD With RDS • Standard Equipment

    OPERATING COSTS •

    City MPG • 31.7

    Highway MPG • 57.6

    Combined MPG • 47.8

    Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 10.7

    Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 140

    Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $20.00

    Eco Rating • C

    Insurability Grouping • 4

    Estimated Average Insurance • $323.00

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

    Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $233.00

    Maintenance Factor • 34

    Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $825.00

    Maintenance Intervals • 12,000 mi

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

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