2014 Renault Koleos | new car review

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 by
2014 Renault Koleos
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 75,000 - 104,000
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  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • Koleos
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  • Last modified: May 28, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

When looking at buying a , brands like Toyota spring to mind with the RAV4 as their main offering. But for those who dig deeper, there are brands like Renault that have the Koleos, which not looks nicer but offers better value for money as well.


The 2014 isn't only better equipped, but also a lot more reasonably priced than its rivals.


The front end of the compact SUV and the dashboard could do with a redesign.


At first glance, the Koleos sits quite high off the ground, which in turn gives it a more rugged and ready stance. Although the design of the front end is questionable with its computer mouse-like headlights, the side profile is tastefully done and the rear is simply delicious.

2014 Renault Koleos front



Designed to seat five individuals, the Koleos offers more than sufficient head and leg room for rear passengers and with 450 litres of cargo space behind the rear seats, adequate room for their belongings as well. However, though it’s all well and good in the second half of the compact SUV, the same cannot be said for the former. The protruding upper section of the dashboard looks like it hasn’t been aligned properly with the lower section and though some may find the silhouette of a Hershey’s Kisses between the central A/C vents unique, I personally think it looks ridiculous.

2014 Renault Koleos interior



It was back in 2009 when the video of UAE rally champion, Mohammed bin Sulayem navigating the Koleos through the dunes of the Emirates went viral; up until then, many people were simply oblivious to the off-road potential of the compact French SUV. The 2014 model develops this, with the option of hill descent control, hill start assist and even a locking center differential.

2014 Renault Koleos side


What’s on offer?

At the heart of the 2014 Renault Koleos is a 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine that produces a decent 170 horsepower and 226 Nm of torque. Mated to a CVT transmission, the two wheel drive variant sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, while the heavier 4×4 variant takes a few seconds more to complete it in 10.3 seconds.

2014 Renault Koleos rear


Summing it…

A Bose entertainment system, electric seats, blind spot monitoring and a panoramic roof are just some of the features that you can enjoy with the 2014 Renault Koleos and though I don’t need to say any more, it also costs a shocking AED 15,000 less than the Toyota RAV4. It’s a no-brainer, really.

2014 Renault Koleos front side



Specifications2014 Renault Koleos - 2WD2014 Renault Koleos - 4WD
Engine/ Cylinders2.5 litre / 4 cylinder2.5 litre / 4 cylinder
Max Power
170 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM170 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
226 Nm @ 4,400226 Nm @ 4,400
DriveFront wheel driveFour wheel drive
0-100 km/h9.9 secs10.3 secs
Top speed186 km/h185 km/h
PriceAED 75,000 - 76,000AED 80,000 - 104,000


One Response to 2014 Renault Koleos | new car review

  1. Mamad Reply

    April 16, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    • Rated 5 stars

    It’s the best car with this price

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