Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

With an immobiliser, infrared central locking and window etching as standard, the Megane Scenic should stay firmly rooted to your driveway, though a tracker is also available at an extra cost, while remote central locking is standard on later models. ABS and power steering is always confidence inducing, especially in adverse weather conditions. One irritation is the overly tight security, as the immobiliser cuts off after a minute of inactivity if the doors are unlocked.

This can only be rectified by locking and unlocking the doors again, which is a nuisance for those trying to wrestle small children into their child seats or the less nimble who take a little more time to climb in and out of the car.

The Megane Scenic is extremely versatile, and can readily adapt to the varying demands of family life. The flexible seating layout increases storage capacity, as the rear seats are capable of sliding back and forth, as well as being folded down. Conveniently, the flip-folding tables in the rear also come complete with cupholders - handy for reducing the likelihood of spillages - while the hardback middle rear seat can also double up as an armrest or an additional flat surface.

There are numerous cubbies dotted throughout the cabin, with the moderately sized glovebox and door bins useful for miscellaneous easy-to-reach storage. Unfortunately, there is not much load space with five people on board, so lengthy holiday journeys could prove a little too cosy for some. Overall though, there are few cars on the market at this price that offer similar levels of practical versatility, proving a bit hit with families on a budget.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Megane Scenic (97-99).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RN equipment

RN standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RN optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RT equipment

RT standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RT optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RT Alize equipment

RT Alize standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
RT Alize optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Manual sunroof

RXE equipment

RXE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RXE optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RXE Monaco equipment

RXE Monaco standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
RXE Monaco optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Manual sunroof
  • Steel wheels