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Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid reliability & safety rating

Renault's performance in the 2021 Driver Power survey, and the Arkana's five-star Euro NCAP score, are reassuring

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assistance
5 stars (2019)96%83%74%

Due to the similarities under the metal between the Arkana and the more conventional styled Captur, the French brand’s coupe-SUV inherits its sister car’s five-star Euro NCAP rating. It also gets a good amount of safety kit as standard. Renault’s good performance in the 2021 Driver Power survey bodes well for the Arkana when it comes to the long-term ownership experience, too.

Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid reliability & problems

The Arkana hasn’t been on the road long enough for any long-term reliability data to emerge. In the 2021 Driver Power customer survey, Renault finished mid-table, coming 20th out of the 30 best car manufacturers ranked, while the Arkana’s sister car – the Captur – was 37th on the list of best new cars to own. Around 13% of Captur owners reported experiencing a fault with their cars.

Safety

All Arkanas come as standard with safety features like traffic-sign recognition, lane-departure warning and active emergency braking. Upgrading to the S Edition trim and above adds a rear-view camera plus front and rear parking sensors, as well as other safety kit including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

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