2018-2019 Renault Koleos – modest appearance, but worthy content

2018-2019 Renault Koleos Crossover appeared in the line of the French manufacturer in 2008, and during the first three years of life managed to sell just 125,000 SUVs. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in the autumn of , the company introduced a restyled 2018-2019 Renault Koleos, whose main task was to increase sales in so saturated and simultaneously promising segment family car for outdoor activities. In this review we will try to find all the good that was originally incorporated in the development of a crossover. Virtues in fact 2018-2019 Renault Koleos year missing and we will tell about them, starting with the unusual design of the crossover class representatives exterior, high-quality and functional interior, excellent geometric cross body, and ending with the use of technical stuffing of the popular in Russia Nissan X -Trail and reasonable price.
Of course do not forget to indicate full specifications 2018-2019 Renault Koleos Body dimensions are available to install the tires and wheels, color options offered, possible variations of equipment and content. Arrange a test drive on the asphalt road and on easy terrain. To find out the actual fuel consumption and possible problems in the operation will help us reviews of the owners, to evaluate the appearance and interior are designed photo and video materials.


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Seeing the first time 2018-2019 Renault Koleos can not even imagine what the car is capable enough to conquer serious off-road. We’ve learned that the crossover should look with a certain touch of brutality and aggression and exterior Koleos, in contrast, with soft lines and rounded forms, to say the least, without raisins in appearance. It seems to be in their seats in front – large blocks of headlights, stylish radiator grille with three horizontal chrome slats, fashioned sculpted front bumper with a protective ski ala aluminum and eyes protivotumanok.

French crossover side looks light and airy – a high windowsill, in a sports aft sloping roof with a strong C-pillar, the surface of the hollow doors and wings, wheel arches vyshtampovki profile.

The back of the body is also attractive with its beautiful segments marker lamps, correct and large tailgate, neatly trimmed and compact bumper.

Separately front, sides and feed bright and original, but in the overall composition for some reason does not add up. The answer is simple, we are also accustomed to aggressiveness and pressure crossovers, here and try to compare with the same Nissan X-Trail. Think of what it looks like the new design of mixed Mitsubishi Outlander and realize that the Koleos is not devoid of charm and bright personality.


  • Dimensions Body 2018-2019 Renault Koleos crossover are: 4520 mm long, 1855 mm (2120 mm with decomposition mirrors) in width, 1710 mm in height, 2690 mm ​​wheelbase.
  • The geometric figures patency of the body for serious SUV: the approach angle – 27 degrees, the ramp angle – 21 degrees, departure angle – 31 degrees, the ground clearance (clearance) – 206 mm for versions with petrol engine and 188 mm with a diesel engine.
  • Crossover is based on the ground four tires 225/60 R17 alloy wheels to 17 size, as an option for 15,000 rubles may install rubber 225/55 R18 on the large 18-inch wheels of light alloy.
  • For the body color offers a wide range of enamel colors: the base – white matt, for white metallic, silver, ash-beige, dark gray, red, orange and black requires a surcharge of 15,000 rubles.

2018-2019 Renault Koleos Interior makes a good impression with high quality materials, which is important with pleasant tactile (soft plastic, fabric and leather). And how stylish look inserts under carbon on the center console. Front seats with lateral support and unobtrusive heating provide convenient and comfortable fit. In the maximum configuration Luxe Privilege available electric driver’s seat settings. The range of adjustment of the first row of seats allows to easily accommodate the driver and passenger growth of more than 190 cm.

The plump donut rim pleasure lies in your hands, steering column adjustable for height and depth, informative instruments with white backlighting and an onboard computer provides information in Russian. A powerful body of the front devices with stylish round ventilation vents like hanging over the center console compact size, congested air-conditioning system control units, audio (radio CD-MP3 Bluetooth 6 speakers).

Engine start button is inconvenient, but as the work mode control key transmission All Mode 4×4-i (low on the console and the gear lever makes it difficult to access them). Electromechanical handbrake holds the car on a slope great and is able to independently unlock the wheel while driving. Despite the annoying miscalculations in ergonomics driver 2018-2019 Renault Koleos quickly mastered with the controls, it is actually simple and clear.

In the second row is not so three passengers Razdolnoe as front. Reserve a minimum space above his head, on the interior width and knees. Better to stay together, the tunnel on the floor barely noticeable, separate back is able to change the angle, in the presence of tables in the backside of the front seats, armrest with cup holders, sun blinds.
Throughout the interior mass of containers for storage of small things: containers with lids in the front door armrests, door pockets on the cards with containers for bottles, boxes hidden under the rear passengers’ feet and downright bottomless glovebox.

The trunk of the French crossover with modest dimensions, with passengers in the back seat cargo capabilities 2018-2019 Renault Koleos is limited to 450 liters. Folding back row we get a flat cargo area and the volume of 1380 liters. Transformation rear seats with ease, especially if you order Easy Break system.

For shipments up to 2600 mm long it is possible to lower the backrest of the front passenger seat. Rear door consists of two parts, upper half open glass, the bottom side in the form capable of withstanding a load of 200 kg.

2018-2019 Renault Koleos in Russia is offered in five trim levels: Expression, Dynamique, Dynamique Confort, Bose and Luxe Privilege. We will not describe in detail the content versions, just to say that even the initial equipment packed enough, well, the maximum just gorgeous: leather upholstery, panoramic roof with electric drive, a premium audio system Bose, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, bi-xenon headlamps, color screen multimedia complex . But navigation Carminat TomTom will have to pay 20,000 rubles.
If looks could raise questions of potential owners, the interior is worthy of praise – functional, high-quality, comfortable and even aristocratic.

Specifications 2018-2019 Renault Koleos sample year: a platform QR25DE petrol engine, 6 speed manual, a CVT automatic transmission and 6, the system All-Mode 4 × 4i wheel drive went to the French crossover from the Japanese counterpart of the alliance 2018-2019 Renault-Nissan Nissan X-Trail. M9R diesel four-cylinder engine – the fruit of a collaborative effort of the alliance minders. For 2018-2019 Renault Koleos in , the Russian market is available with two four-cylinder engines.
The petrol 2.5-liter (170 hp) mated to a 6 speed manual (CVT CVT) dispersed mass crossover 1622 (1655) to the first hundred kg of 10.4 (10.3) seconds, top speed 182 (185) mph. Consumption fuel mixed mode is declared by the manufacturer at 9.9 (9.6) liters.
Diesel 2018-2019 Renault Koleos 2.0-liter dCi (150 hp) in tandem automatic gearbox with 6 automatic transmission provide acceleration to 100 mph for 12.3 seconds and a top speed of 181 mph.

Consumption of diesel fuel on the passport of the combined cycle of about 8 liters.
The analysis reviews the owners reveals that the petrol engine is no different economy and requires 9-10 liters on the highway up to 15-16 liters in city mode. Diesel is not so greedy and consumes an average of about 9-10 liters.
The suspension is independent with McPherson struts in front and multi-link rear circuit, but unlike the Japanese donor through the use of other elastic elements and shock absorbers are not only running the French SUV more comfortable and softer, but even free suspension travel more, which provides a higher energy consumption.

Test drive 2018-2019 Renault Koleos : on the paved road (no matter the quality of the coating) chassis is capable of digesting even huge pits), crossover demonstrates stable and predictable behavior in all modes of traffic. On low speed, you can enjoy the silence, sharp steering, stability on the straight and when cornering. At high speeds (over 120 mph), the information content of the inadequacy of the steering wheel, the car strongly heels in turns (cons suspension with large strokes), but the line at the same time keeps excellent. The response of the petrol engine to throttle an instant, when aggressive driving (especially in cities) fuel consumption can soar up to 18 liters.
Frank roads 2018-2019 Renault Koleos can not afford, but, so to speak, with an average weight of Russian off-road car with an advanced system of all wheel drive All-Mode 4 × 4i, an excellent indicator of geometric terrain and huge moves suspension will cope easily. What to say about how the French crossover suitable for Russian winters with our constantly snowy and icy roads.
In such a short review, we really fell in love with 2018-2019 Renault Koleos, and recognizing its value in the salons of official dealers feeling only intensified.

How much is the price in Russia for 2018-2019 Renault Koleos in starts from 999000 rubles for cars with petrol engine and 6 speed manual in the initial and not a poor bundling Expression. Buy in showrooms official dealers of 2018-2019 Renault Koleos diesel with 6 speed manual version Dynamique Confort is possible for 1,227 rubles. The cost of top of the range 2018-2019 Renault Koleos Luxe Privilege with rich equipment – 1,282 thousand rubles.
Maintenance and repair of the French crossover course is best left to professionals certified 2018-2019 Renault station. Structurally complex car, but reliable, because the main technical component – the Japanese. For 2018-2019 Renault Koleos offers a wide range of accessories (and spare parts), which in addition to auto can be purchased from online stores (where the price is substantially lower).