Renault Fluence Review & Ratings: Design, Features, Performance, Specifications ...

Renault Fluence Review & Ratings

The Renault Fluence is a family sedan produced by French automaker Renault and has been manufactured since 2009. Renault was founded in 1899 by Louis Renault and his brothers. They began building their own engines in 1903. By the year 1905 the company built a handsome fleet of taxis. Renault is the third largest automaker in Europe and ninth biggest in the world.

The Fluence is marketed as the Samsung SM3 in Australia, which is built in its plant in South Korea. In 2012 the Fluence received a slight body modification, including a new grille and projection headlights. The car comes with two different gasoline engines or a diesel engine.

There was an electric engine in the Fluence Z.E., but the company recently decided on discontinuing with the production of that variant, primarily due to the closing of the battery maker. The Fluence was originally designed as a two-door coupe, but with production became a larger four-door family sedan.

In 2013 the Fluence received another modification, though mostly to interior and exterior styling. The car has reduced noise and vibration due to a better suspension. Fluence is considered to be a bit bland, both in design and in engine power.


A new Renault Fluence has a base list price of just over $23,000.00 US dollars, but that goes up with added options packages.

Engine Options

The Fluence comes equipped with either a 1.5L Inline-four dCi (diesel), 1.6L Inline-four, or a 2.0L Inline-four engine.

Transmission Options

There are four transmission options offered by the car including a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Size and Space Options

The car seats up to five passengers comfortably– with plenty of head and leg room. It also boasts of a big trunk space.

Control Panel and Display

The Fluence comes with a digital display dashboard with fuel gauge, speedometer, and controls for Bluetooth, stereo, navigation systems, in-car computer systems, and cruise control.


The car has comfortable, adjustable seats and an automatic climate control.


The Fluence is available worldwide with an affordable price tag.

Security Systems

The car comes equipped with a standard anti-theft alarm system, proximity sensor, and keyless entry.

Safety Options

Safety features that come pre-fitted in Fluence include three-point seatbelts, airbags, rigid body frame, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, head restraints, a central locking system, rear camera, and brake assist.

Interior Options

Interior features of the car include comfortable leather-upholstered seats, four-speaker audio system with CD player, electric-powered leather-covered steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, and plenty of storage for passengers.

Exterior Options

Exterior features that come pre-installed in Fluence include front fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, electric side mirrors, and projector headlights.


In terms of accessories, the car comes with floor mats, cup holders, and rear spoiler.


The Fluence is a value-for-money car that offers quality materials at an affordable price.


The Fluence is a small family car that to some extend is a bit bland in its looks and engine, but is a reliable automobile nevertheless.


The car is a good value for the money, and comes with all of the standard safety features you would expect with premium segments. Renault Fluence also offers good fuel efficiency so you will save money at the gas pump, irrespective of whether you have a gasoline or diesel engine.

Our Verdict

The Renault Fluence is a reliable and well-built family car. It boasts good handling and a smooth, quiet ride. While not a flashy or fast car, it does its job with comfort and style. While the electric car has been discontinued, the Fluence provides good fuel efficiency and holds up well on long car rides.

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