Renault Megane Sport Tourer review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 badge detail
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  • Renault Megane Sports Tourer 2021 front
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 rear cornering
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior dashboard
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior rear seats
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior infotainment
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 right tracking
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 front cornering
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 rear right tracking
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 badge detail
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior front seats
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior detail
  • Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 boot open

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Thanks to it’s plug-in hybrid engine, the Renault Megane Sport Tourer is quite impressive when it comes to emissions.

That’s great for company car buyers because the low CO2 emissions and 30-mile electric range put it in the same low benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax band as the Peugeot 508 SW and Skoda Superb estate plug-ins, and one band lower than the PHEV Kia Ceed Sportswagon.

One area where the Megane ST excels is in the amount of standard equipment included. Iconic gets plenty of kit, including dual-zone climate control, 16in alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, cruise control and the infotainment system.

We’d upgrade to RS Line trim, though, mainly because you get automatic emergency braking (AEB). We consider that a vital safety system, and one that’s well worth having alongside the lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition systems that come as standard with Iconic trim. 

Speaking of safety, it’s hard to directly compare the Megane ST with newer rivals because it was tested by Euro NCAP under less strict conditions than apply today. Looking at its performance, though, it does a good job of protecting front seat occupants from injury.

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Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The E-Tech plug-in hybrid makes some sense to company car users or those private buyers who can make full use of its all-electric potential, and is reasonably priced for a PHEV. The load bay of the E-Tech is slightly bigger than the Ceed Sportswagon’s, while rear seat space is unimpressive. It’s disappointing, too, that automatic emergency braking comes as standard only on the top trim level.

  • Well equipped
  • Efficient E-Tech plug-in hybrid
  • Comfortable ride
  • Poor boot space
  • Cramped rear head room
  • Vague steering