2014 Renault Safrane | new car review

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

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 66,000 - 105,000
  • 1/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 1 stars
  • 1 Review

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  • Last modified: May 28, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 100%
    User: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
    User: 79%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
    User: 73%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
    User: 50%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
    User: 50%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%
    User: 50%

Review Summary:

When it’s time for manufacturers to bring out newer generations of their models, us motoring people cringe at the fact that something which is outright ghastly, could very well be just around the corner. Thankfully, in 2011 when announced the all-new Safrane, they hadn’t let us down.

Pros

The 2014 Renault Safrane is simply stunning and with a price tag lower than that of its rivals, there's no reason you'd even consider them.

Cons

Shoddy interior quality

Looks

The previous generation model of the Renault Safrane was what we’d call a Karama copy of the Nissan Altima. It was dull, boring, uninspiring and a whole lot of other words I’d rather not use. The new generation model, however, is stunning, oozing with sex appeal and without a doubt, the most striking vehicle in the brand’s lineup. I’m not entirely sure if it’s the seductive headlamps or the way those tail lamps plunder your gaze as it drives by, all I know is, the 2014 Renault Safrane is most definitely a head turner.

2014 Renault Safrane side

Feels

Pull open the door and you’re in for a sensory shock; with an abundance of plastic, microscopic buttons and a multimedia screen that is smaller than most modern mobile phones, you almost instantly question if the interior was designed by the same team that did the exterior. Thankfully, interior space hasn’t been sacrificed and neither has boot space, as the Safrane trumps the Nissan Altima with 477 litres of boot space as opposed to only 436 litres in its Japanese rival.

2014 Renault Safrane interior

Engineering

The audio boffins at Bose have worked hard at creating the ultimate aural experience in the Safrane and that can only be a wonderful thing. The custom built 10 speaker sound system has been produced after taking into account interior space and promises to offer a rich and authentic sound experience irrespective of the volume.

2014 Renault Safrane front and back

What’s on offer?

Three engine choices are what the 2014 Renault Safrane has to offer; a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder, a 2.5 litre V6 and a 3.0 litre V6 that tops the charts. While 137 horsepower is what the puny 2.0 litre engine puts out while being mated to a CVT transmission, the 3.0 litre ups the ante to an impressive 229 horsepower and ditches the CVT for a standard 6 speed autobox.

2014 Renault Safrane front

Summing it…

You could pop down to the Hyundai showroom and pick up a Sonata for AED 70,000, or you could drive to the Nissan showroom and get yourself an Altima for AED 77,000 but why would you? Because the 2014 Renault Safrane costs just AED 66,000, and provides so, so much more than its Korean and Japanese rivals do.

2014 Renault Safrane rear

Specifications

Specifications2014 Renault Safrane - 2.0L2014 Renault Safrane - 2.5L2014 Renault Safrane - 3.0L
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cyl2.5 litre / 6 cyl3.0 litre / 6 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
137 hp @ 6,000 RPM174 hp @ 6,000 RPM229 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
191 Nm @ 3,700 RPM233 Nm @ 4,400 RPM320 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
TranmissionCVT6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFront wheel driveFront wheel driveFront wheel drive
0-100 km/h11.9 secs10.7 secs8.4 secs
Top speed186 km/h206 km/h234 km/h
PriceAED 66,000 - 74,000AED 80,000 - 95,000AED 98,000 - 105,000

6 Responses to 2014 Renault Safrane | new car review

  1. Sadique Reply

    March 26, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Hi

    I am planning to buy Renault Safrane 2014 from used car showroom in Dubai.
    1. Parts are available in Dubai easily or not
    2. How is maintenance high value or low value.

    Please advice me as soon as possible.

  2. https://dubai.dubizzle.com/motors/used-cars/?auto_agent=91 Reply

    March 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm

  3. Shahab Reply

    June 6, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Oh…. I think this company should think more…
    There are many problem in this car . Many noise of roof and doors and seat massage work suddenly , audio system doesn’t work usually… And the guaranty is so awful …
    I’ve 2.5 L of this and all cars can cross of me …
    Do want know more …..

  4. sunil Reply

    June 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    This car is too good and powerful. This care makes me feel that everyday I am driving a new car. Very smooth, spacious, good interior. But only a small issue, recently the some error messages are appearing on LCD, Check Airbag. I have taken to Arabian Automobiles but unfortunately they couldn’t fix it. Some times this message appears while driving.

    Although I am very happy with Renault safrane.. This car makes no reason going for expensive cars.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      June 6, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Great feedback, Sunil.

      Thank you for writing in and letting us and all of our readers know a little more about the Safrane.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  5. Nilesh Reply

    May 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    • Exterior
      70%
    • Interior
      79%
    • Quality
      73%
    • Features
      50%
    • Performance
      50%
    • Value for money
      50%
    • Rated 1 stars

    This Car is Good for Driving in UAE But 1 thing i suffered very much bad that RENAULT doesn’t kept his spare part in UAE. My car got accident and for oil pump Spare parts dep told me to wait 30 days. so the main prob is spare parts with the renault cars.

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