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Renault Megane Sport Tourer review

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Renault Megane Sport Tourer
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19 Dec 2016 17:46 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:33

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Renault Megané Sport Tourer needs a service every 18,000 miles, which is roughly on a par with most of its competitors.

Likewise the road fund licence and benefit-in-kind tax are pretty competitive, thanks to its low CO2 emissions. The entry-level diesel dips below 100g/km in both manual and automatic gearbox variety, while the most powerful diesel is just over that threshold.

Leasing a Megané can work out more expensive per month than its rivals, although if you’re a private buyer PCP finance can be very competitive. One area where the Megané excels is on the amount of standard equipment you get over its nearest rivals. Even the entry-level Expression+ gets cruise control, air conditioning, DAB radio and Bluetooth, along with a height and lumbar adjustable driver’s seat.

However, our recommendation would be to go for the Dynamique Nav model, which comes with alluring interior ambient lighting, power-folding door mirrors and keyless entry. There are also more interior luxuries, such as dual-zone climate control, a digital instrument cluster instead of the usual analogue ones, and a Renault’s R-Link 2 infotainment system with a 7.0in touchscreen display and sat nav.

The French manufacturer hasn’t scrimped on the safety equipment fitted to the Megané ST, either, with lane-assist, rear parking sensors, and automatic lights and wipers. We would also be tempted to add automatic emergency braking to the bundle, too.

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Renault Megane Sport Tourer
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Verdict

The distinctive Renault Megané Sport Tourer is stylish and sophisticated, but it’s not as practical as some of its rivals

  • Stylish design
  • Refined engines
  • Composed ride
  • Poor boot space
  • Cramped rear head room
  • Vague steering
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