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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Strong bodyshell - the original Megane scored four stars (out of four) in the Euro NCAP test. ABS, passenger and side airbags standard on all cars after 1999. Immobiliser is good, but door locks are weak.

Decent sized boot easily takes a family's weekend luggage. Storage space inside is reasonable, too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Megane Hatchback (96-02).

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Alize equipment

Alize standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Alize optional equipment
None available

Authentique equipment

Authentique standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Authentique optional equipment
None available

D equipment

D standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
D optional equipment
None available

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Dynamique optional equipment
None available

Dynamique + equipment

Dynamique + standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Dynamique + optional equipment
None available

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Expression optional equipment
None available

Expression + equipment

Expression + standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Expression + optional equipment
None available

Fidji equipment

Fidji standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Fidji optional equipment
None available

Liberte equipment

Liberte standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Liberte optional equipment
None available

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Privilege optional equipment
None available

Privilege + equipment

Privilege + standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Privilege + optional equipment
None available

RT equipment

RT standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RT optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RT Alize equipment

RT Alize standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RT Alize optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RXE equipment

RXE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RXE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats

Sport Alize equipment

Sport Alize standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Sport Alize optional equipment
None available