For The Renault Megane is keenly priced and has plenty of equipment. It handles pretty well and is available with some fine engines, including some particularly clean and economical diesel units.
Against Rear-seat head- and legroom are poor. The Megane isn't as classy or as good to drive as a VW Golf, and it can't match the best in the class for ride comfort, either.
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Most versions of the Renault Megane are cheap to buy and well equipped. There are some very frugal engines, too, but the car is below par in too many areas.
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There are 13 Renault Megane versions available
Target Price team says:
The Renault Megane isn’t remarkable in any one area, but it’s a decent all-rounder and there’s a big range to choose from.
Even the entry-level Expression+ model comes with air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a USB socket and stability control, although you may be tempted to upgrade to the Dynamique TomTom, which adds automatic lights and wipers, cruise control and satellite-navigation. We’d stay away from the range-topping GT Line Tom Tom model, though; it’s expensive and comes with lowered suspension that makes the ride distinctly firm.
Of the engines, the 1.2-litre turbo petrol, 109bhp 1.5 diesel and 129bhp 1.6 diesel are all worth considering.
Renault has been making a big noise about improving quality and reliability, but things still need to get better. The brand hasn’t fared that well in our most recent Reliability Supertests or JD Power Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
Reader test team says:
Great car to drive looks good dont be put off by the official review as I couldnt disagree more with it!!!
I personally think this is a good looking car. It drives very well and although the fuel economy is not quite what is states, it averages around 45mpg…
First of all I'll admit to not being a big fan of French cars, and I found the previous Megane particularly unappealing to look at and sit in.…