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

10 ספט 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?!

    carwowcarwowחודש לפני
    • 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 Zzחודש לפני
    • 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 Plottחודש לפני
    • From the preview Matt showed of your app it seemed like the "carwow" saving included the Government Grant, which is super misleading. Will that be fixed?

      nomoreheroes93nomoreheroes93חודש לפני
    • Already ordered the new Zoe.

      GuadaloupemelontrrrGuadaloupemelontrrrחודש לפני
    • MG ZS EV?

      A Google UserA Google Userחודש לפני
  • Renault has the worst aftersales service for battery problems, should be avoided.!!!

    Sebastian Saint LegerSebastian Saint Leger46 דקות לפני
  • omg....i would take my chances in public transportation!

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

    Richard BlaisRichard Blais3 ימים לפני
  • "a 1-speed automatic gearbox"? Interesting. What does it "automatically: do??

    Sky WalkerSky Walker4 ימים לפני
  • Bland? The Zoe has nice clean styling without all sorts of rubbish plastic elements. I like it.

    Mr00Chief00Mr00Chief005 ימים לפני
  • 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_kahi6 ימים לפני
  • 2020 Clio next !!!!!!

    Mason WyattMason Wyatt9 ימים לפני
  • The last car i want to buy is a Renault 😂

    Abdou AdjimiAbdou Adjimi9 ימים לפני
  • 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 Pitt10 ימים לפני
  • I can loads of small component sharing with other Renault brands like Dacia etc

    Andrew GardnerAndrew Gardner10 ימים לפני
  • 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 Mehrotra10 ימים לפני
  • Those 15" alloy wheels look suspiciously like steel wheels with hub caps.

    ThePuffin77ThePuffin7711 ימים לפני
  • Best value for money? Are you aware of MG?

    Con ChalmersCon Chalmers12 ימים לפני
  • Seems like a good car for the money, and for narrow streets.

    Dan ChatkaDan Chatka12 ימים לפני
  • Matt у тебя крутой канал. Нам не хватает твоего британского акцента.

    FrazingFrazing12 ימים לפני
  • So if you live in a flat you're screwed.

    OsquarOsquar13 ימים לפני
  • Matt and Yianni drag race in these cars...

    fadzlen kadirfadzlen kadir14 ימים לפני
  • thats not the cheapest electric car

    beast cfuhroenvruhofcnrvhurfevneouffbeast cfuhroenvruhofcnrvhurfevneouff16 ימים לפני
  • 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 Dickson17 ימים לפני
  • Oh Mr. Mat. You so funny.

    Ken NeelyKen Neely18 ימים לפני
  • 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 Pixel18 ימים לפני
  • 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!20 ימים לפני
  • 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 Correia22 ימים לפני
  • 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 J22 ימים לפני
  • 26 fucking grand

    Shane BlackburnShane Blackburn25 ימים לפני
  • 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 Swan29 ימים לפני
  • Add 10k and get entry level cyber truck not an electric wheel barrow.

    Kevan CrossinKevan Crossin29 ימים לפני
  • 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 Jalil29 ימים לפני
  • I'm Just thinking have you ever give a verdict about avoiding a car, you Just allways give a verdict of shortlisting...

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

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

    Rajat PatelRajat Patelחודש לפני
  • 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 Vision FobiaMono Vision Fobiaחודש לפני
  • Wtf.. a sticker in the door?? 🤣😂🤣

    SuliaSuliaחודש לפני
  • 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?

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

    JIN KhanJIN Khanחודש לפני
  • It's a Renault. No thanks.

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

    hsm_presentshsm_presentsחודש לפני
  • 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 Yooחודש לפני
  • 30k? For this? Huh?

    OLgoodsOLgoodsחודש לפני
    • 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 Swan29 ימים לפני
  • This review is total crap , must have been sponsored by vw , Audi , seat , oh yes vw group

    Nigel WeirNigel Weirחודש לפני
  • Another crap review , more interested in making stupid comments

    Nigel WeirNigel Weirחודש לפני
  • 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 Bagshawחודש לפני
  • Uncomfortable seating, large impractical boot, weird door handles, unsafe seat belt latching, and unresponsive steering for over £580 per kWh.

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

    SilberschutzSilberschutzחודש לפני
  • 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 Plottחודש לפני
  • 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 lappinחודש לפני
  • ID3 review when ?

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

    S BassettS Bassettחודש לפני
  • 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 Skivחודש לפני
  • Spec it with 17" wheels and then try it on a twisty road. The difference is amazing.

    Paul ProsserPaul Prosserחודש לפני
    • Really do the 17” really make a big difference over the 16”?

      Edwin SmithEdwin Smithחודש לפני
  • 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 Wheelsחודש לפני
  • £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 Fחודש לפני
  • ♻️🔋👏💪🔝❤️

    Matteo TortelloMatteo Tortelloחודש לפני
  • Is it just me or there were absolutely no Positives about this car?😂j

    CyrusCyrusחודש לפני
  • Most bizarre looking car ..🤢 yuk

    gautam bhonjogautam bhonjoחודש לפני
  • 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 Dunderdaleחודש לפני
  • Come again, how much for that tiny funny car? It can be powered by magic itself that's insane.

    Petar MaksimovicPetar Maksimovicחודש לפני
  • This is one incredibly overpriced vehicle

    AntonAntonחודש לפני
  • Nearly 30K for such a crappy tiny car...Where is motor industry going...

    Tom DzTom Dzחודש לפני
    • Yeah, I mean you could buy a new vw t roc r line, or used audi q5(new model)

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

      tavi921tavi921חודש לפני
  • 2:28 to summarize

    fireoilfireoilחודש לפני
  • I like how they took the design from the Hot racing prototype version

    fireoilfireoilחודש לפני
  • 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...

    ZakkuEmanyueruZakkuEmanyueruחודש לפני
  • the finger print is a design gimmick... It's the finger print of the Zoe designer.

    ceneluxceneluxחודש לפני
  • Mat: This car is complete crap. But you should shortlist it. Sure.

    Martin KurtevMartin Kurtevחודש לפני
  • So basicly this is city car for girl vegans

    zonkizonkiחודש לפני
  • Just looks so ugly

    Nathan AlderNathan Alderחודש לפני
  • @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 Fourieחודש לפני
  • e208 vs eCorsa vs Zoe vs eMini drag race?

    Dmitry LDmitry Lחודש לפני
  • I love this car ❤❤

    gstrhoem gsgstrhoem gsחודש לפני
  • Why the f does it has an automatic gear box? They really spent timeakimg it unreliable

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

      Edwin SmithEdwin Smithחודש לפני
  • Is still to expensive

    Unicornul SarvyUnicornul Sarvyחודש לפני
  • 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 6חודש לפני
  • It's an expensive pile of junk. PSA needs to go bankrupt now now now.

    I dance for penniesI dance for penniesחודש לפני
  • Honestly. Why do you review these. Half the population live in apartments or housing with only on street parking. Why do you never address the fact that electric cars are some of the most unrealistic vehicles going around until you can pull up at a fuel station, plug in and recharge within 5 minutes like a petrol car. No one in those sort of housing are going to drive around and find a charging and sit there at a charging station for 1.5 hours.

    xr6ladxr6ladחודש לפני
  • Dammit Watson, you got the units for battery capacity (size) and charging power (speed) mixed up again. Battery capacity is in kilowatt-hours. Charging power is in kilowatts. Hopefully next time?

    o362436oo362436oחודש לפני
  • Ever heard of the rare 100 GTUs rx7s? Only 40 have ever been claimed and only 7 are confirmed at the time of this posting! Here are the rarest rx7 FC3S models: 1500 10AE Turbo models 1400 infini 1000 winning limited 150 final edition convertible 100 GTUs... out of that 100: 83 red on black 10 black on black 7 white on blue There was only 100 GTUs models created between 1989 and 1991. If you own one of these rare models sign your car up to the registry list here on any of the rotary forums! There are rumors about a restamped GTUs model... The entire origins GTUs owners thread on the rx7club was modified, icemarks claims deleted, registry list changed to have a confirmed section and the mods agree there are not enough GTUs models to have the restamped. Icemark cites himself while making up the claims almost 20 years ago. 😆 There are no restamped GTUs models, only GTU. Stop spreading false information. There are only 100 GTUs models made, only 40ish have been claimed to have been found, only 7 have been confirmed! If you have a real GTUs you can register it here!

    Joe MaddoxJoe Maddoxחודש לפני
  • Still a Renault... how's the reliability in 2 or 3 years?!

    Alex MarAlex Marחודש לפני
  • Hi i have made this youtube channel all about car rivals. If you want to have a look feel free it would be much welcomed.

    Car V CarCar V Carחודש לפני
  • 2:28 - Renault’s new slogan.

    MetalVIIMetalVIIחודש לפני
  • Ok, French cars are rubbish. Nevertheless it's much more evident when Matt reviews them.

    Tobias de OliveiraTobias de Oliveiraחודש לפני
    • Jeremy Clarkson intensify

      fireoilfireoilחודש לפני
  • Mat: *complains for 10 minutes straight* “...and that brings me on to 5 annoying things about the Zoe!”

    James ConathanJames Conathanחודש לפני
  • So why exactly would you get this car over the Id3?

    Chris P1Chris P1חודש לפני
  • I’d rather have a second hand Aston Martin for £30,000

    OB1 athomeOB1 athomeחודש לפני
  • It boggles my mind that there are still cars being delivered with touch screen interfaces that are laggy and slow when iPads nailed the performance a decade ago.

    NOCHNOCHחודש לפני
  • so it's slow, impractical, poorly made and expensive. Interesting.

    Laplace's demonLaplace's demonחודש לפני
  • 3:50 - 1 speed automatic gearbox? How does that work? :D

    Laplace's demonLaplace's demonחודש לפני
    • Put it on Drive then let it go. You don't feel the "gear changes" like inside a regular automatic. Acceleration feels more linear.

      Ludovic RaharisonLudovic Raharisonחודש לפני
  • Hi when are you reviewing the New Ford Kuga?????

    Mark TolleyMark Tolleyחודש לפני

    Car Reviews by Mohammed AryanCar Reviews by Mohammed Aryanחודש לפני
  • Nevermind poke it with a stick .. hit it

    The_ Druid00The_ Druid00חודש לפני
  • the thing with the unadjustable driver seat just killed my interest

    Nechita StefanNechita Stefanחודש לפני
  • somtimes cant quite get the verdict, a quite shitty car but to shortlist it. avoid the BMW m8 gran coupe but shortlist this Zoe

    TommyTommyחודש לפני
    • He said better to go for M850i grand coupè since suspension ain't that comfy

      ꌗꀤꈤꍏꈤ ꎇꍏꀸꀤꌗꀤꈤꍏꈤ ꎇꍏꀸꀤחודש לפני
  • I wanted to like it but the total ownership cost ist more expensive than a corolla (at least in germany). Thats a way better car and with all the fuel it's consuming and the taxes you pay more its weird that it's cheaper in total.

    Chris S.Chris S.חודש לפני
  • Great review, I prefer to know all the negatives rather than find them out after the sale.

    Frank StockerFrank Stockerחודש לפני
  • Mate , the reason it did 0-60 in one second less is the driver being skinnier than normal people !

    The khabib EnegmaThe khabib Enegmaחודש לפני
  • Awww no bloopers

    22vx22vxחודש לפני
  • Have these at work. Absolutely terrible car to drive, sit in or be near. Uncomfortable, noisy and your can feel your soul dissipating for each breath you take in it's vicinity. Sorry, but why anyone would get this is beyond me.

    BaNdItBaNdItחודש לפני
  • 19:58 I think I'm going to consider make a little effort and buy a Tesla Model 3 😎...😂😂😂👏👌

    3dgar 7eandro3dgar 7eandroחודש לפני
  • And this is how England declared war to France 😅😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👏👌

    3dgar 7eandro3dgar 7eandroחודש לפני
  • xpeng::: we invest the 2 billion raised so far, to allow financing for 7 years of our batteries tesla: hold my beer, we cash out 5 billion on the entire robinhood and sherwood forest investors, about 15 powerball lotto wins, and our messiah will bank about a billion of that stash, and that is just this month, we will be cashing out another 5 billion after battery day orgy party, and please keep pay 10,000 dollars for a full superpilot software, which is pure profit for us

    Victor HugoVictor Hugoחודש לפני