The interior layout, fit and finish
The Renault Megane driver's seat feels quite low to the floor and the pedals are nearer to you than is ideal, so if you're tall, you have more bend in your knees than in other cars. The steering has decent rake and reach adjustment, and the driver gets lumbar and seat-height adjustment as standard.
Visibility is fine looking forwards because of the relatively narrow windscreen pillars, but when you look over your shoulder to reverse, the thick rear pillars block some of your view. Front and rear parking sensors come as standard, but you’ll need to go up to an R.S. Line model to get a reversing camera.
Regardless of which screen size you get, the menus take some familiarising to fathom, but they’re still pretty easy to use, responsive and offer clear graphics. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard so you can mirror your smartphone.
Ultimately we found the infotainment system in the Skoda Octavia a little more intuitive, with sharper graphics.
R.S. Line trim replaces the standard front seats with sports seats that feature blue stitching. For some, the low seats will make getting in and out more difficult, and they seem pretty unnecessary as the car will have the same performance and suspension as with Iconic trim anyway.