Renault Zoe review - the best value for money EV in 2020!

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This is the new Renault Zoe!
Renault’s updated the Zoe to give it some new tech, tweak the design, and more importantly, they’ve fitted a new battery and motor to give it better range!
Of course, we’re not short on choice when it comes to the small EV market, with competition like the Peugeot e208 and MINI Electric already standing out from the crowd. So does the new Zoe have what it takes to go one better and become the must-have small EV of 2020?
Check out Mat’s latest review to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:35 Price
01:10 Exterior Design
03:02 Battery & Motor
03:55 0 - 60mph
04:35 Interior Design
06:16 Back Seats
07:29 Boot
08:38 Practicality
10:02 Five Annoying Things
11:51 Five Good Things
13:09 Town Driving
16:00 Motorway Driving
16:58 Twisty Road Driving
17:42 Trims
18:33 Infotainment
19:49 Verdict
Renault Zoe Specifications - GT Line Trim:
Battery - 52kWh
Range - 245 miles
Top Speed - 87mph
Acceleration - 9.5 seconds
Power - 135hp
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  • So would you choose the new Zoe over the Peugeot e208 or MINI Electric?!

    carwowcarwow2 أشهر قبل
    • I would pick the Peugeot.

      Alex K.Alex K.3 أيام قبل
    • Neither of them. Just ordered the MG5 cheaper faster same range, more comfortable and an estate! It also has space for a full sized spare wheel!

      william armstrongwilliam armstrong11 أيام قبل
    • Toyota Yaris my choice

      Paulie BlogPaulie Blog22 أيام قبل
    • Yes, the Zoe is an absolute brilliant car, solid, comfy, complete, nav is good, perfect voice control, long range, silent, reliable, enough space (much more than Mini and 208), good charging. I like it a lot!

      Hh ZzHh Zz2 أشهر قبل
    • MODEL 3 BASE is still Better than a ZOE or MINI. and once GF4 Berlin begins making Deliveries , its going to be GAME OVER for ALL European LEGACY car makers.

      Mark PlottMark Plott2 أشهر قبل
  • 52 kWh, not 52 kW.

    Niels OhlsenNiels Ohlsenأيام قبل
  • What is the point to talk about boot space in Zoe or complaint about lack of it. It is city car not a van 🤦

    Piotr KPiotr K2 أيام قبل
  • Ok

    Bwanggo_ neneBwanggo_ nene3 أيام قبل
  • i cant believe this goes for nearly 30K smh

    Jahed AbdulJahed Abdul4 أيام قبل
  • shortlist it... -surprise

    gas gazmangas gazman7 أيام قبل
  • I am confused he talks hp for electric car Watts are more relevant

    media CCmedia CC7 أيام قبل
  • Good

    Muri AdanMuri Adan8 أيام قبل
  • When are you going to drag race and brake test all the electric cars? 😏🙃

    Dan cyclesDan cycles8 أيام قبل
  • So not a fan of the Zoe!

    BurldiscoBurldisco8 أيام قبل
  • I wonder who thought it's a great idea not to add adaptive cruise control

    bt6josobt6joso8 أيام قبل
  • Nice

    agus Jomagus Jom9 أيام قبل
  • awesom

    Alvin RahadianAlvin Rahadian10 أيام قبل
  • Please do a review of the MG5 estate. That is more comfortable, cheaper, faster, larger (its an estate). 80 KWh charging and has space for a full sized spare wheel.

    william armstrongwilliam armstrong11 أيام قبل
  • Waa amazing

    Mohammad Rizal PujionoMohammad Rizal Pujiono12 أيام قبل
  • Nice

    Salim GusSalim Gus12 أيام قبل
  • Kerrren

    Muri AdanMuri Adan13 أيام قبل
  • Nice

    agus Jomagus Jom13 أيام قبل
  • Good

    Tentang DuniaTentang Dunia14 أيام قبل
  • Good

    Adit OxygentAdit Oxygent14 أيام قبل
  • cool. i like it.

    Muh. SahrulMuh. Sahrul15 أيام قبل

    O GO G16 أيام قبل
  • Ntap

    Miranda JentianiMiranda Jentiani17 أيام قبل
  • What we want to know: in cold British weather range in every day urban environment? Are the pre- 2020 Zoe's good value? How long did the presenter have the car for? Has he lived day in/day out with the car over a period of time; say a month or two? Stop the silly b******s with electrical scooter and general silliness. Facts and real world ownership please.

    Dave AlanDave Alan17 أيام قبل
  • I don't understand if car manufacturers make their rear seats smaller and uncomfortable on purpose? Seriously how hard is it to make the car slightly wider and taller to fit 5 people.

    Rocky PRocky P18 أيام قبل
  • $50k in Australia, I would rather buy a hybrid RAV4

    Rocky PRocky P18 أيام قبل
  • wow

    Fatur MFatur M18 أيام قبل
  • Renault has the worst aftersales service for battery problems, should be avoided.!!!

    Sebastian Saint LegerSebastian Saint Leger25 أيام قبل
  • omg....i would take my chances in public transportation!

    jalsajalsa26 أيام قبل
  • I'm glad Zoe is selling well and has a strong market, but I could never buy such a small car ...

    Richard BlaisRichard Blais28 أيام قبل
  • "a 1-speed automatic gearbox"? Interesting. What does it "automatically: do??

    Sky WalkerSky Walker29 أيام قبل
  • Bland? The Zoe has nice clean styling without all sorts of rubbish plastic elements. I like it.

    Mr00Chief00Mr00Chief00أشهر قبل
  • Renault is the by far the European leader even ahead of Tesla in 2020 in sales numbers . normal because they have launched the zoe in 2012 , they are more experienced in EV thaN PEug and Mini

    kahi_kahikahi_kahiأشهر قبل
  • 2020 Clio next !!!!!!

    Mason WyattMason Wyattأشهر قبل
  • The last car i want to buy is a Renault 😂

    Abdou AdjimiAbdou Adjimiأشهر قبل
  • Nobody ever charges from 0-100%. More realistic rapid charge timing would be how long it takes from 20-80% which is what you'd do on a roadtrip. It's probably about 40mins so a lunch stop at a service station.

    Matthew PittMatthew Pittأشهر قبل
  • I can loads of small component sharing with other Renault brands like Dacia etc

    Andrew GardnerAndrew Gardnerأشهر قبل
  • This was my favorite rental car until a few months ago when it decided to simply stop on a highway, with errors which made no sense. Maybe the new model is nicer but it feels like a cheaper car inside for that price. Usually I am not a fan of Matt's cribbing about plasticiky bits, but here he is spot on! The good part, when it runs its very easy to handle, very quiet (duh!) and its probably a good city car. On motorway, I felt it struggles. It is an entry level car and at that its very good.

    Ankur MehrotraAnkur Mehrotraأشهر قبل
  • Those 15" alloy wheels look suspiciously like steel wheels with hub caps.

    ThePuffin77ThePuffin77أشهر قبل
  • Best value for money? Are you aware of MG?

    Con ChalmersCon Chalmersأشهر قبل
  • Seems like a good car for the money, and for narrow streets.

    Dan ChatkaDan Chatkaأشهر قبل
  • Matt у тебя крутой канал. Нам не хватает твоего британского акцента.

    FrazingFrazingأشهر قبل
  • So if you live in a flat you're screwed.

    OsquarOsquarأشهر قبل
  • Matt and Yianni drag race in these cars...

    fadzlen kadirfadzlen kadirأشهر قبل
  • thats not the cheapest electric car

    beast cfuhroenvruhofcnrvhurfevneouffbeast cfuhroenvruhofcnrvhurfevneouffأشهر قبل
  • I thought I really liked this vehicle and may be good for my mother. Hell no, those seats and no armrests, the boot, in fact the entire car looks like too many corners cut to reach its price which may have been ok a few years ago but much better quality on offer for similar money now.

    Mark DicksonMark Dicksonأشهر قبل
  • Oh Mr. Mat. You so funny.

    Bjorn YesterdayBjorn Yesterdayأشهر قبل
  • Ok, car reviewers, stop complaining about fake exhausts already! Here's a car without any and it looks like it's wearing a huge nappy. Give me fake exhausts any day. Even on an electric! Just don't give my car a nappy.

    The Rusted PixelThe Rusted Pixelأشهر قبل
  • It needs 150 kW DC charging, no EV should take over 30mins to rapid charge to 80%. Plus it looks really girly.

    Graham, King of the Britons!Graham, King of the Britons!أشهر قبل
  • I would only buy this car if I had a specific purpose for it such as living in central London where I could benefit every bloody day from its £30k cost. For everyone else in this country it just looks like a Renault kinder egg style cheap finishing car with Mercedes price

    William CorreiaWilliam Correiaأشهر قبل
  • This interior is one of the cheapest I've ever seen and this car costs in Germany at least 31.000€! That's rubbish

    Florian JFlorian Jأشهر قبل
  • 26 fucking grand

    Shane BlackburnShane Blackburnأشهر قبل
  • Lots of comments say it expensive for a cheap car and it is in a way. But you can't compare it to other 30k petrol cars. Its not 30k really. Grant and CARWOW make 22k and of that about 8k is the battery (approx price per Kw is £160 x 50kw battery) So the rest of the car is £14k ish. Now you can buy a BRAND NEW renault petrol engine (Megane) for less than £1500, although not retail from your Renault dealer. So is any Megane available for £15k? Nope. Batteries are VERY expensive so until that is sorted electric cars will cost alot more than the equivalent ICE car, its just the way it is. I think the Zoe is a nice if slighlty bland and unadventurous looking car. It could just be a petrol hatchback. But electric hatches with a 200 mile range kind of cost this much. The sum is simple Smaller battery = cheaper but less range.

    Simon SwanSimon Swanأشهر قبل
  • Add 10k and get entry level cyber truck not an electric wheel barrow.

    Kevan CrossinKevan Crossinأشهر قبل
  • Shows how the ICE manufacturers are unable to compete on price when it comes to battery tech and costs.. Hence they have to cut corners on quality elsewhere to lower costs.. E. g crap interior and seats 😂

    Parvez Ahmed JalilParvez Ahmed Jalilأشهر قبل
  • I'm Just thinking have you ever give a verdict about avoiding a car, you Just allways give a verdict of shortlisting...

    tugan bolatlıtugan bolatlıأشهر قبل
  • Musk just announced his newest electric car will cost only $25,000.00!

    jayna reynoldsjayna reynoldsأشهر قبل
  • U didn't removed the plastic cover from screen cleaner cloth so that explains why it didn't work😅

    Rajat PatelRajat Patelأشهر قبل
  • In snowy conditions charging point in front is sheit. Some manufactures underestimate how dangerous it is driving through the winter reversing to away ice clogging chargepoint.

    Mono VisionMono Visionأشهر قبل
  • Wtf.. a sticker in the door?? 🤣😂🤣

    SuliaSuliaأشهر قبل
  • I'm more interested into your electric scooter, 😁where can i buy one from and how it called so i can have a look online?

    BogdanBogdanأشهر قبل
  • now MATT understand tht why automobile makers add fake vents in their cars...!!!

    JIN KhanJIN Khan2 أشهر قبل
  • It's a Renault. No thanks.

    Tim RogersTim Rogers2 أشهر قبل
  • £1000 extra for circa 2009 50kW charging. This is 2020 today 150kW needs to be entry level charging.

    hsm_presentshsm_presents2 أشهر قبل
  • the problem with renault's center screens is that it's way too far from any elbow rest and you end up trying to use it with your arms fully extended without any support. slightest shakes make aiming your finger an immensely annoying task.

    Steven YooSteven Yoo2 أشهر قبل
  • 30k? For this? Huh?

    OLgoodsOLgoods2 أشهر قبل
    • Well it not 30k really. Grant and CARWOW make 22k and of that about 8k is the battery (approx price per Kw is £160 x 50kw battery) So the rest of the car is £14k ish. Now you can buy a BRAND NEW renault petrol engine (Megane) for less than £1500, although not retail from your Renault dealer. So is any Megane available for £15k? Nope. Batteries are VERY expensive so until that is sorted electric cars will cost alot more than the equivalent ICE car, its just the way it is.

      Simon SwanSimon Swanأشهر قبل
  • This review is total crap , must have been sponsored by vw , Audi , seat , oh yes vw group

    Nigel WeirNigel Weir2 أشهر قبل
  • Another crap review , more interested in making stupid comments

    Nigel WeirNigel Weir2 أشهر قبل
  • Not only am I not in the market to buy a new car, I don’t even live in a part of the world where this car is for sale. So why did I watch this?

    Aiden BagshawAiden Bagshaw2 أشهر قبل
  • Uncomfortable seating, large impractical boot, weird door handles, unsafe seat belt latching, and unresponsive steering for over £580 per kWh.

    E KE K2 أشهر قبل
  • i really love renault, i drive a clio gt gt 5 years old. But man those seats are a big turnoff.

    SilberschutzSilberschutz2 أشهر قبل
  • carwow - the Renult ZOE is just a ICEV car body on a BEV Drivetrain. its NOT that Efficient and its NOT as SAFE as a Tesla model 3 is. Renult ZOE is NOT made with 1st Principles in ENGERNERRING .

    Mark PlottMark Plott2 أشهر قبل
  • When You do the infotainment system can you do a sound test pls as none are on the internet for the Bose system

    bradley lappinbradley lappin2 أشهر قبل
  • ID3 review when ?

    Gowtham VGowtham V2 أشهر قبل
  • So what if you costs £5 to charge it up as I reckon depreciation will be at about £1000 a month!

    S BassettS Bassett2 أشهر قبل
  • Can you make a video on how much it cost a minute at the fuel stations to charge EVs cars at the different charge rates i.e super chargers vs standard chargers.

    Daniel SkivDaniel Skiv2 أشهر قبل
  • Spec it with 17" wheels and then try it on a twisty road. The difference is amazing.

    Paul ProsserPaul Prosser2 أشهر قبل
    • Really do the 17” really make a big difference over the 16”?

      Edwin SmithEdwin Smith2 أشهر قبل
  • Wow, I thought I’d been harsh on my channel when I reviewed our own Zoe but this is in a whole new league! But I don’t disagree with anything that Matt says. The Leaf ride must be horrendous if it’s worse than the Zoe. But TBH as a first electric car, it’s pretty good overall. It’s not really a £30,000 car though, more a £15,000 car with a £15,000 battery pack.

    Wolfies WheelsWolfies Wheels2 أشهر قبل
  • £30k for a tiny car where no one can sit comfortably and where you have to wait for an hour and a half at a service station to re-charge on the way home from a long journey.You can get a half decent ICE car twice the size for that sort of money. I just don't see the attraction of electric cars. What if you don't have a drive way or garage ? You can't charge it overnight.It's an expensive and flawed technology and definitely not a replacement for the ICE.

    F FF F2 أشهر قبل
  • ♻️🔋👏💪🔝❤️

    Matteo TortelloMatteo Tortello2 أشهر قبل
  • Is it just me or there were absolutely no Positives about this car?😂j

    CyrusCyrus2 أشهر قبل
  • Most bizarre looking car ..🤢 yuk

    gautam bhonjogautam bhonjo2 أشهر قبل
  • No height adjustment on the drivers seat on a 30k £ car what where Renault thinking?? Tried one and could not get a comfortable position so walked away from it at the dealership

    Keith DunderdaleKeith Dunderdale2 أشهر قبل
  • Come again, how much for that tiny funny car? It can be powered by magic itself that's insane.

    Petar MaksimovicPetar Maksimovic2 أشهر قبل
  • This is one incredibly overpriced vehicle

    AntonAnton2 أشهر قبل
  • Nearly 30K for such a crappy tiny car...Where is motor industry going...

    Tom DzTom Dz2 أشهر قبل
    • @media CC Exactly! When you consider that, its mindblowing! This car is worth around £15k so in the lifetime of this car you will have to go through another £15k worth of fuel. it will take about 20 years for the average user to start paying off this extra £15k 😱😭🤯

      Tom DzTom Dz7 أيام قبل
    • must consirering gaz saving

      media CCmedia CC7 أيام قبل
    • Yeah, I mean you could buy a new vw t roc r line, or used audi q5(new model)

      Tarik AjvaziTarik Ajvaziأشهر قبل
    • That's the problem right now with electric cars. Entry level ones aren't that great and they're really expensive.

      tavi921tavi9212 أشهر قبل
  • 2:28 to summarize

    fireoilfireoil2 أشهر قبل
  • I like how they took the design from the Hot racing prototype version

    fireoilfireoil2 أشهر قبل
  • old cars had no fake vents, but they had great body shapes... it is not about the fake vents, it is about the shape of the bumpers... it is like overweight women can be beautiful as long as they have a nice shape...not just a blob...

    ZakkuEmanyueruZakkuEmanyueru2 أشهر قبل
  • the finger print is a design gimmick... It's the finger print of the Zoe designer.

    ceneluxcenelux2 أشهر قبل
  • Mat: This car is complete crap. But you should shortlist it. Sure.

    Martin KurtevMartin Kurtev2 أشهر قبل
  • So basicly this is city car for girl vegans

    zonkizonki2 أشهر قبل
  • Just looks so ugly

    Nathan AlderNathan Alder2 أشهر قبل
  • @carwow 5:14 Sterio controls. Haven driven 100k+ km in my Ford's with sterio controls on the steering and now having a Renault Duster for 30k km , the sterio controls behind the steering is so stupid, until you get used to it and you realise its actually better that on the steering , much better.

    Benrie FourieBenrie Fourie2 أشهر قبل
  • e208 vs eCorsa vs Zoe vs eMini drag race?

    Dmitry LDmitry L2 أشهر قبل
  • I love this car ❤❤

    gstrhoem gsgstrhoem gs2 أشهر قبل
  • Why the f does it has an automatic gear box? They really spent timeakimg it unreliable

    Unicornul SarvyUnicornul Sarvy2 أشهر قبل
    • All electric cars have a single cvt gearbox. 😂 They are pretty much bulletproof and far more reliable than traditional gearboxes.

      Edwin SmithEdwin Smith2 أشهر قبل
  • Is still to expensive

    Unicornul SarvyUnicornul Sarvy2 أشهر قبل
  • Looks a bit daft but better than the first shape horror. Why can't they make cool electric cars in style? They always make them goofy.

    Tz 6Tz 62 أشهر قبل
  • It's an expensive pile of junk. PSA needs to go bankrupt now now now.

    I dance for penniesI dance for pennies2 أشهر قبل