Evaluation of used Renault Koleos: 2008-2012
Peter Huntington feels happier with his 2009 Renault Koleos six-speed diesel engine. He says the gear shifts are smooth, the maneuverability and handling are excellent, and it returns about 8L / 100km around the city and even less on domestic trips. His only excuse was the price of engine oil and the filter, which he said was expensive.
Alan Sharp looked for the versatility of a wagon when he bought a CVT two-wheel drive Koleos in 2012 and he was pleased with his decision. He says it’s fun to drive, feels comfortable, performance is consistent, and no problems so far. His only criticism is that it could be a squeeze with the rear seats taken up plus luggage.
Great is the word Bruce Barber used to describe his 2009 Dynamique 4WD with a gasoline engine and a CVT gearbox. It’s smooth, quiet, comfortable and powerful. It has made 65,000 km and has no problems. The brake pads are replaced after 50,000 km, and the original tires are replaced at 60,000.
Before the 2011 Koleos Expression CVT, Bob Brown owned a Renault Scenic, unreliable and expensive. On the other hand, Koleos has made 90,000 km and no problem happened, and on top of that he finds the maintenance cost much more reasonable. He added that it’s comfortable, has large storage capacity, the folding seats allow for great versatility, and he reaches 8.5L / 100km.
Norm Hill has done an amazing 65,000 km on the 2011 Dynamique on his two-wheeler. The 2.5-liter engine pulls well and he likes a CVT gearbox. His average fuel consumption is 9.5L / 100km if a combination of city and country driving. So far, no matter what happened to it, the tire has been replaced at 52,000 km, but it still has the brakes. He also loves the range of features it has, especially the very practical two-piece rear door.
Koleos is a product of the alliance between Renault and Nissan and uses most of the four-wheel drive hardware available in the Nissan parts store.
It is based on the Nissan X-Trail and uses the same 4×4 transmission in all modes from the X-Trail.
With its fresh, attractive look, there is little to suggest that the five-seater Koleos is a close cousin of the X-Trail.
Renault introduced the Koleos with two trim levels, entry-level Dynamique and better-equipped Privilege, with 4×4 and 4×2 petrol and diesel models. The two-wheel drive Expression was added to the range in 2010 when it became the entry-level model.
The petrol engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 126kW at 6000 rpm and 226Nm at 4400 rpm, while the 2.0-liter turbo-diesel is available in two variants depending on whether you choose manual or automatic transmission.
When linked to a manual transmission, it produced 127kW and 360Nm, but was dropped for a CVT automatic transmission and gave 110kW and 440Nm in that combination.
Transmission choices are six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and CVT continuously variable.
Renault has deftly offered the Koleos in two-wheel drive, where it is a regular front-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive as it features its highly regarded 4×4-i all-wheel drive system. Nissan.
With the 4×4 system, the Koleos can be controlled in two-wheel drive, automatic or all-wheel drive with just the touch of a switch.
In automatic mode, it runs in front-wheel drive until the system detects that the wheel is slipping, it will also start driving the rear wheel. The maximum torque between the front and rear wheels is set at 50%.
The cabin is stylish and modern, and quite spacious, although tall occupants will find the rear a bit cramped.
The fit and finish is generally of good standard, and the materials used are of good quality.
As can be seen from the feedback we received from Koleos owners, they are very satisfied with their car.
Didn’t report any problems to them while they were driving, and they also reported good distance from the brakes and tires.
Fuel consumption is also based on the money spent with figures released by Renault, which will give future owners good confidence in what they can also expect to get.
Nobody complained about the CVT gearbox, or reported any problems with it, which should also give future owners the comfort of buying a car with this exotic gearbox.
As always check service profiles. Regular maintenance is critical for a long and reliable engine life, so make sure the car you plan to buy is seen inside the workshop on a regular basis.
While the Koleos isn’t a heavy off-road vehicle, some owners may have taken them to the beach or down the dusty road, and they’re perfectly capable of doing it. Just make sure they aren’t beaten in the process.
Take a look around the body of the car for marks and dents, check the rear bumper to see if it has come off, get down and look underneath for any damage to the underbody and any underbody components. is not.
Refined, comfortable, safe and reliable. There’s a lot to like about Koleos.
New price: $ 29,990 to $ 39,990
Engine: 2.5 liter 4 cylinder, 126 kW / 226 Nm; 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, 110 kW / 320 Nm
Transmission: 6-speed, CVT, FWD, 4WD
Economy: 9.5 L / 100 km (2.5); 8.3 L / 100 km (TD)
Body: 4-door wagon
Variations: Dynamique, Expression, Privilege
Safety: 5 stars ANCAP