Our 2022 Renault Trafic Review

By Libby Foster
Our 2022 Renault Trafic Review
Although some people may view evolution as a sluggish process, the Renault Trafic demonstrates that significant progress may be made quickly. Since the Trafic replaced the ageing Estafette in the UK 40 years ago, consistent incremental improvements have been essential to the system's success. The Trafic has evolved and kept up with the trends during its four decades on the road, and this most recent iteration is no exception.

True, the Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen Transporter consistently overshadow the Trafic in sales rankings, but Renault still makes a fair profit from the Trafic. In comparison to what may typically be anticipated in the middle of a model's life, this most recent Renault Trafic has received a significant update. This entails giving it a more chiselled and angular front appearance, a high-tech interior, new engine options, and safety equipment. So, let’s take a closer look at the Renault Trafic together. 

Renault Trafic Drive

The medium van segment is rife with vehicles that are remarkably great on the road, and while the Renault Trafic wasn't always one of them, it's developed into a fantastic van to drive. With this most recent update, the 2.0-litre diesel engine at the heart of the Trafic is now offered with four outputs rather than three. They are known as the dCi 110, dCi 130, dCi 150, and dCi 170, respectively, and have outputs of 109, 129, 148, and 167 horsepower.

All variants have a six-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment and are front-wheel drives. The two most potent engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission as an option. The automatic is recommended if you can because it has a smooth shift movement and makes driving more manageable. The entrance dCi 110 is only truly worth considering if you won't be loading up the Trafic frequently because it can soon leave you gassed out.

The Trafic is a vast improvement over earlier models and competitive with the Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert, and Vauxhall Vivaro thanks to its smooth ride on UK roads and precise steering. Although it lacks the delicacy of a Ford Transit Custom, it feels stable and responsive whether or not it is carrying a load.

Renault Trafic Interior 

As soon as you get inside the Trafic, you'll see where Renault has concentrated its efforts: a new 8.0-inch touchscreen now occupies the dashboard's centre. Except for entry-level models, all Trafics come with a 3.5in or 4.2in information screen in the instrument cluster as standard equipment. The infotainment system appears swanky enough, but we struggled to connect our own devices and found it to be slow to respond. At least there are physical shortcut buttons for frequently used features below the screen, and you can change the temperature without using the touchscreen by turning large knobs on the dashboard.

Storage in the medium-sized van is a little underwhelming, but there is a large open box in the centre of the dashboard with two USB ports and a smaller, covered storage over the steering wheel. You can wirelessly charge your phone in a compartment below the main screen, and there is a smaller place to the right of the steering wheel that is perfect for keys or passes.

Renault Trafic Space 

The Renault Trafic has a spacious front row, a supportive driver's seat with lots of seat motion, an adjustable steering wheel with rake and reach, and more. What about the medium van's most crucial component, cargo space? The Trafic hasn't changed much in this region over the years, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. 

Depending on the version you choose, it has a payload capacity of up to 1166 kg and a maximum storage capacity of 8.9 cubic metres (the lowest payload available is 886kg). The back of the Trafic can hold objects up to a maximum length of 2937mm, but if you use the load-through opening to the passenger footwell, you may be able to carry items up to a maximum length of 4150mm. That is longer than any direct competitor.


Drivers will be lured to the Renault Trafic because of its excellent all-around package, which includes large equipment levels, cutting-edge technologies, effective engines, and a quick automatic gearbox. Recent improvements to its safety equipment and interior have only increased its allure. We currently have the Renault Trafic Ll30 Blue Dci 130 Sport Van on Low Rental Finance Lease for only £161.18 per month (ex. VAT)!

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