Road Test: 2011 Renault Logan

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2011 Renault Logan | test

Cheap

Surprisingly

Spacious inside

Poor quality

Very noisy

Not safe

Although introduced in the as a 2011 model, the Logan was introduced in Europe in 2004 as a model and it shows. It’s cheap, fairly comfortable and decent handling, as well as four-to-five passengers and luggage too much trouble. But it feels flimsy and generally nasty is very noisy and isn’t safe. We’d rather the extra money and get the much and much safer Toyota sedan .

Although the engine is and noisy, the ride and handling are good

The Logan is powered by a 105bhp engine and it’s noisy, unrefined and not particularly The four-speed automatic gearbox is agricultural and ponderous. The powertrain the car along, but that’s about the positive thing to say about it.

HANDLING AND RIDE

While the Logan feels pretty together, the ride and handling are pretty good. The suspension up bumps and uneven surfaces The steering feel is somewhat but not the worst we’ve experienced, and it decently too, taking at a lick without complaining.

more body roll on than we’d like

There’s a huge amount of noise if you’re doing speeds in the Logan. Refinement are as low as you’d expect for a 38,000AED car – quality is on the poor side; is made from hard and feels very flimsy. It little attention has been to fit and finish.

One obviously has to factor the cost of the car expectations, but even so it’s to be charitable.

Road, wind and noise are all high, but on the plus the seats are both comfortable and which was a pleasant surprise. The few are fairly well laid out and to operate.

The interior feels and plasticky, although the controls are laid out

The Logan scores well on the practicality front, a good amount of room both in the back and the front. A of adults should fit in the rear in comfort, although three people would be a squeeze. an acceptable level of legroom for the of the car (the same as a Megane, claims), although don’t to be able to stretch out.

The boot is sizeable at 510 litres, bigger than a Yaris.

The doors have some pockets in them, two cup holders at the and a storage pocket at the front of the console, a small glove box and a bin above it – no passenger airbag The back gets nothing – no no storage pockets, nada. seats and seat belts. The seats don’t fold which is a shame, although you can them and leave them at if you need extra space in the

A big cross-member remains, so it’s not but it will help if you have flat packed furniture to

The Blaupunkt stereo is disappointing and cater for MP3 players

Only one version of the Logan is and the features list reflects its position at the very bottom of the new car The few features that the car does include electric front and a rather terrible Blaupunkt connected to speakers that a noise like a … in a plastic cup. There’s no socket for MP3 players either.

The rides on 14-inch steel

Safety is very much an in the Logan, which comes seatbelts, a driver’s airbag and not else. There’s no ABS and no ESP, goes in the face of Renault’s that it puts safety as a priority. ABS may be available as an option in the however.

The Dacia version of the scored a distinctly unimpressive out of five stars in the European crash test programme.

In fairness to the Logan, the lack of features is something that’s throughout this price comparable models of Hyundai and Chevrolet Aveo also come with a driver’s and no ABS.

The Aveo scored one-and-a-half stars for passenger in the EuroNCAP tests a year the Logan, although the latest scored the maximum five in the US NHTSA crash tests.

the more expensive Yaris five EuroNCAP stars the hatch version) and the sedan four stars in the NHTSA Even the most basic comes with both and passenger airbags, ABS and Brake

Front seat passengers get a bin in the dash, but no airbag

At 38,500AED the is undoubtedly cheap when with something like the sedan, which starts at although the Yaris is a much all-round product. Other include the Hyundai Accent at for the automatic version, and the Chevrolet which starts at 40,000AED. of these have smaller engines but are based on a newer than the Renault.

The Logan’s official combined economy is 8.3 litres per 100km, gives the Logan a theoretical of around 560km from its fuel tank.

The Logan with a three-year/100,000km warranty. information was not available at the time of #8211; we#8217;ll update page with major intervals and costs as soon as

Engine: 1.6-litre, four-cylinder

Max (bhp/rpm): 105/5,750

Max torque 148/3,750

Transmission: Four-speed

Driven wheels: Front drive

Kerb weight: (approx)

Price (AED):

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