Used Renault Master for sale
The Renault Master is the brand's largest van, sitting above the smaller Trafic, Kangoo, Zoe and Twizy.
This particular generation has been around since 2010, with a major facelift happening in 2019 (pictured below).
If you're after a large van that offers multiple versions and does all the basic stuff well, then a Master is well worth looking at. Other highlights are listed below.
- Strong choice of diesel engines
- A fully-electric version is available
- Large payload
- Decent space
- Multiple bodystyles
Economy, Towing, and Performance
Being a large boxy van, economy is perhaps not going to be amazing, but in the Master you'll see around 30mpg, which isn't bad at all considering its vast size. These are the official figures of the later models, whilst older models claim circa 40mpg. Whether you'll actually get close to this suggests otherwise.
You could get around economy by going for the Renault Master ZE electric van, later called the E-Tech, but with a range of 124 miles, it won't appeal to everyone, and will be more expensive to buy used.
If you're wanting a Master for towing purposes, maximum towing capacity is up to 3,500kg braked, which is excellent. It will all depend on the exact variant, so it's best to always double-check. Unbraked capability is capped at 750kg.
As for overall performance, the engines have been produced for a while now. These offer dependable driving, and the torque helps when carrying heavier loads or towing via a trailer.
Bodystyles, Payload, and Capacity
As for bodystyles, in terms of the panel van, there are four body lengths and three body heights. You can also find the Master as a Crew van, Box van, Tipper, Dropside, Platform and Chassis cab.
Payloads therefore depend on the bodystyle of the used Renault Master you're looking at, and will vary between 873kg and 1610kg for the panel vans. Other bodystyles will differ.
This is the same for capacity, with loading lengths of the panel van being 2,583mm, 3,083mm, 3,733mm or 4,383mm, along with loading heights of 1,700mm, 1,798mm, 1894mm, 2,048mm and 2,144mm.
When looking for a used Master, be sure to double-check if you're using the van for a specific loading purpose, as many will be similar, but some will be slightly more practical than others.
Interior, Technology, and Safety
Interior quality is typical via the age of Master you're looking at. Early models are pretty basic, whilst facelifted models after 2019 are much more in keeping with modern tech.
Early models are full of cheap feeling plastics, whilst later models are treated to a tad more style and polish. There's even a decent infotainment display to make the cabin more inviting, along with clever storage in within the dashboard.
As is the case with safety too, early models aren't as good as later models. In fact early models were rated rather poorly by Euro NCAP. Later models are much better though, with many enhancements added to the overall safety of the Master. Features in the range include:
- Electronic stability control
- Hill-start assist
- Lane-departure warning
- Blindspot monitoring
- Autonomous emergency braking
Is the Renault Master right for me?
If you're in the market for a large van with plenty of space and storage, then the Renault Master is worth taking a look at when buying used.
There are other great vans in this sector too, such as the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which offer a better experience all round, but will tend to be more expensive.
Why buy a used van from Evans Halshaw?
Find your perfect used van at Evans Halshaw
At Evans Halshaw, we stock an exceptional range of used vans, with a comprehensive selection of quality, robust vehicles from compact vans to pickup trucks.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used vans, meaning you never have to wait for the van you want.
If you're still in the market for your perfect used van, our friendly associates at your local Evans Halshaw dealership can help you find the vehicle that's ideal for you.