Our 2022 Renault Arkana Review

By Libby Foster
Our 2022 Renault Arkana Review

Fancy leasing a Renault Arkana?

What do designer watches and coupé SUVs have in common? Ultimately, it all comes down to finances. If you have plenty of money, you can easily purchase either, but doing so on a tight budget is considerably more difficult. This is where the Renault Arkana comes in, especially if you are considering leasing the Akrana. The Arkana blends sleek elegance with a good touch of utility. The elevated driving position that SUV purchasers like is also present, and all of this comes at a price that will make you tap your wallet in satisfaction.

Acquiring a cheap coupé SUV is becoming simpler, and not just because the Arkana was introduced. The BMW X2 and Toyota C-HR are two options if you like something a little bit smaller, while the Cupra Formentor is among our absolute favourites and comes with a wider selection of engines, including plug-in hybrids. However, if you want to learn more about the benefits of leasing a Renault Arkana, keep reading! 

Renault Arkana Drive 

The lightest Renault Arkana engine, the TCe 140, is a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine with 138 horsepower and mild hybrid assist, which means it contains a small electric motor to boost the efficiency of the petrol engine. On the road, it responds well as you accelerate but lacks mid-range shove, making it difficult to reach higher speeds. The Cupra Formentor 1.5 TSI 150 outperformed the brisk 9.8sec 0-62mph pace, which is still impressive.

The E-Tech 145 is the alternate option. The electric motor operates rapidly at low speeds and has a total power output of 143bhp, making it suitable for errand-running around town. Acceleration becomes notably less brisk once you are outside of the city limits, where the 1.6-litre gasoline engine without a turbocharger must take control. This results in a time from 0 to 62 mph of 10.8 seconds. That is slower than the TCe 140 and other less expensive substitutes, like the Citroen C4.

Regardless of the engine you select, an automatic gearbox will be included as standard. Despite being distinct gearbox types, both change ratios seamlessly. However, the TCe 140's seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is a little reluctant as you decelerate.

Renault Arkana Interior 

You won’t struggle to find a comfortable driving position in the Renault Arkana. The seat is naturally comfortable, and the steering wheel's rake and reach may be adjusted to any desired position. There is an easy-to-read digital instrument panel behind the steering wheel (4.2in the TCe 140 and 7.0in the E-Tech 145). 

The physical buttons for all the crucial features, including climate control, make Arkana's dashboard simple to use as well. A few unpleasant touch-sensitive controls on the Cupra Formentor are more difficult to use while driving.

The inside of the Arkana feels higher quality than that of the Toyota C-HR, which has more harsh plastics, particularly in the space behind the rear seats. The Arkana boasts more soft-touch components, although the switches and assembly feel exactly as secure as they do in the C-HR. However, given that the Formentor seems plusher, you can do even better in this price bracket.

Renault Arkana Space 

You won't be elbowing your companion because the Renault Arkana's front seats are wide and extend back far enough to fit lengthy legs. Taller adults may find their heads nearer to the ceiling than in the Cupra Formentor due to the poor headroom.

The Arkana has more legroom in the back than the Toyota C-HR, thus a six-footer will fit nicely in the rear of the Arkana. The person sitting in the middle seat won't have to cross a wide central tunnel, but due to the higher seating position, they will have to hunch to avoid hitting the roof. Overall, the Formentor will continue to be the better option because tall passengers will have more headroom.

The Arkana comes with a two-level boot floor as standard, letting you reduce the loading lip and make sure there is no rise in the floor when you lay down the back seats. Instead of the more adaptable 40/20/40 split, you get with the BMW X2, they fold in a 60/40 split.


The Renault is a viable option if you're looking for a reasonably priced coupé SUV that's nonetheless rather useful. Although it isn't especially quick and has a hard ride, it is quite reasonably priced and offers decent operating expenses when compared to other petrol coupé SUVs. There are better solutions available if you don't mind spending a little extra, including the speedier and cosier Cupra Formentor. 

At MWVC, have a variety of Renault Arkana car leasing options for you to pick from. So, whether you're looking to lease a car for business use or personal use, our expert sales team can assist you in finding the best price. Are you still unsure if a car lease is the best option for you? One of our representatives will be pleased to assist you if you call 0116 259 9548.

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*All pricing is correct at the time of publishing