Renault Megane RS 1.8 300 5dr Auto Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £33,585What Car? Target Price£30,466
Review

If you’re after some excitement in your life, there are few more thrilling hot hatches than the Megane RS. Its standard four-wheel steering gives it incredible agility and, while it’s not as fast as some rivals, its 1.8-litre engine sounds terrific. However, the Civic Type R is a more practical and slightly less lairy alternative while the GR Yaris is the hot hatch to beat.

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Even the entry-level model is well equipped, with wider wheel arches to cover its fat tyres, and racier bumpers, four-wheel steering, 18in alloy wheels, LED lights front and rear, auto lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, cruise control and figure-hugging seats.

This 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine hauled the Megane RS in Trophy trim from 0-60mph is 5.7sec, although both the Civic Type R and GR Yaris are faster still. We’ve no complaints regarding how it sounds, while the standard automatic gearbox works well.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

33.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

190

g/km

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