Renault Clio 2008 Hatchback

This generation of Renault Clio has been produced from January, 2008 to January, 2012. We can provide information about 6 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Renault is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.1 to 1.6 litres and power of from 75 to 128 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.5 litres and power of 85 HP. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (5 versions), as well as automatic (1 version) gearbox.

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Renault Clio 2008 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.9 to 7.5 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 4.7 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Renault Clio 2008 hatchback petrol engine version is Renault Clio 1.1, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Renault Clio real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 14 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +13% for petrol engines and +15% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Renault Clio modification.

Renault Clio 2008 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 139 to 179 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 124 grams per kilometer. From Renault Clio with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Renault Clio 1.1 which produces an average of 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9.3 seconds has Renault Clio 1.6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Renault Clio 1.1 reaching this speed only in 13.4 seconds. The maximum top speed is 197 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 128 hp version (Renault Clio 1.6).

Lenght of Renault Clio is 403 cm, it is small car. For comparison - Renault Clio is about 6 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 12 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Renault Clio gross weight is from 1580 to 1665 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Renault Clio trunk space is 288 litres.

This Renault is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2800 €. According to user reviews, average Renault Clio repair costs are 5 € per year. Users calculated Renault Clio 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2000 € cost per year and 0.16 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 29% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Renault Clio for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Renault Clio prices and costs.

Renault Clio modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Renault Clio 2009 1.1 Jan 2009 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.1 Petrol 75 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2008 1.4 1.4 Petrol 100 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2009 1.5 dCi Jan 2009 — Jan 2012 1.5 Diesel 85 HP 4.7 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Clio 2008 1.6 1.6 Petrol 110 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Renault Clio 2008 1.6

Only version with automatic transmission

1.6 Petrol 110 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Renault Clio 2009 1.6 Jan 2009 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds

1.6 Petrol 128 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Renault Clio service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Renault Clio prices

Renault Clio 2008 - 2012 hatchback price in Latvia is from 1900 € to 3200 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Renault Clio price is very low - Renault Clio is approximately for 26 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2012 prices). The reason of Renault Clio low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

Renault Clio 2011 price 3000 € 3100 € 3200 €
Renault Clio 2010 price 2900 € 3000 € 3200 €
Renault Clio 2009 price 1900 € 2400 € 2900 €

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Renault Clio reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Renault Clio reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 30 percent of Renault Clio of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

Renault Clio reliability and quality
Most reliable used over 15 years old cars
Most reliable over 15 years old hatchbacks

Renault Clio 2008 hatchback features (options)

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Adjustable steering wheel
Metallic paint
Cruise control
Climate control
Rain sensor

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Renault Clio reviews

Total 15 Renault Clio owner reviews

Renault Clio 2008 Sedan Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:14`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.5 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total car rating:
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