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For The Megane is keenly priced and has plenty of equipment as standard. The diesel versions are particularly frugal and efficient.

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 class for ride comfort.

Renault Megane Hatchback
22 5stars

Most versions of the Renault Megane are cheap to buy and well equipped. There are some economical engines as well, but the car is below par in too many other areas.

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4.25

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There are 11 Renault Megane versions available

Hatchback 1.6 110 Expression+ 5dr £16,750
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 TCe 115 Expression+ S/S 5dr £17,570
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 110 Dynamique TomTom 5dr £17,750
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 dCi 110 Expression+ S/S 5dr £18,245
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn' TomTom S/S 5dr £18,570
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn' TomTom S/S 5dr £19,245
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn' TomTom S/S 5dr £19,745
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 TCe 115 GT Line S/S 5dr £20,070
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S/S 5dr £20,745
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S/S 5dr £21,245
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 5dr £21,470
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Renault Megane isn’t remarkable in any single area, but it’s a decent enough 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 sat-nav, automatic lights and wipers, and keyless entry. We’d stay away from the GT Line TomTom versions, though; they're expensive and come with lowered suspension that makes the ride distinctly firm.

Of the engines, the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, and 1.5 and 1.6-litre diesels 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 latest Reliability Supertests or JD Power customer satisfaction surveys.

Reader test team says:

Renault Megane Hatchback 1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S/S 5dr

Car is great just MPG is hard to get manufactures figures

Tom Purdy

4 out of 5 stars

Renault Megane Hatchback 1.9 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom 5dr

Great car to drive looks good dont be put off by the official review as I couldnt disagree more with it!!!

Michael Gaffney

5 out of 5 stars

Renault Megane Hatchback 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique 5dr

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…

Garath Rawson

4 out of 5 stars

Renault Megane Hatchback 1.5 dCi 106 Privilege 5dr

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.…

Fredrik Rich

4 out of 5 stars
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