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PROS

  • Attractive styling
  • Roomy, practical interior
  • Impressive load space
  • Wide engine choice

CONS

  • Lacks premium image
  • Switchgear is fiddly
  • Unsporty drive

Verdict

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer does a decent job of combining load-lugging capability with stylish looks. It's not something that can be said of similar cars of this size that often tend to lack one or the other.

Large cargo bay

This estate version is aimed at the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf estates and its load area of 1,567 litres with the split rear seats down, 486 litres with the seats up, is extremely competitive.

Extra room in the back compared to the hatchback means rear passengers should be more comfortable too. All versions are fitted with a folding front passenger seat, which means items up to 2.55m long can be carried. There’s also a handy boot divider that makes it easier to keep smaller items securely in place while on the move.

Plenty to choose from

Keen pricing, a wide range of petrol and diesel engines and a clean, modern interior makes it a tempting proposition for family buyers. With the 108bhp 1.5-litre dCi engine CO2 emissions are as low as 90g/km.

It’s a well-equipped estate too, with generous levels of standard kit across the trim levels which have been realigned since the 2009 launch, including a fully-integrated sat-nav system on Dynamique TomTom and GT Line TomTom models.

From summer 2010 the Megane Sport Tourer became one of the first models to benefit from Renault’s automatic EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission that provides quicker gear changes and fuel-saving benefits, as well as the option of driving it like a conventional automatic.

Mid-life facelifts

In 2012 the Renault Megane Sport Tourer was facelifted with a more thorough makeover following in January 2014. Its new nose features new headlights, LED daytime running lights, a redesigned bonnet and bumper plus there's a wider choice of alloy wheels.

A strong kit list, economical diesel engines, a roomy cabin and decent load area all mean the Renault Megane Sport Tourer could be a sensible choice for families looking for practicality as well as style.

Read on for the full Renault Megane Sport Tourer review.

What owners say about this car

Very good sized boot, front passenger seat also folds flat giving just over 2m of load length,... Read owner review

Comfortable, economical (if you accept that you will never get near to the ludicrous official... Read owner review

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