Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Range-topping Trophy version aside, the Renault Megane RS is a bit cheaper than the Honda Civic Type R but pricier than the smaller Toyota GR Yaris. That’s true whether you’re paying cash, signing up to PCP deal or getting one as a company car – and it remains the case after you’ve factored in all the bills you’re likely to face during three years of ownership.
While the Trophy looks much more expensive than the basic car on paper, once you’ve factored in everything you get, including its uprated chassis, upgraded brakes and larger wheels, the gap narrows massively. If you plan on doing a few track days, it’s the one to go for.