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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 32 - 62 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Low insurance groups on most (excluding the Renaultsport models), reasonable economy and clean-burning diesels keep costs low. Cheap to buy but re-sale values aren't brilliant.

Megane is an environmentally friendly model. With an average of 159 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are relatively low for a small family hatchback. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.5-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is impressively frugal, averaging 45 mpg.

A torrent of problems from owners of early cars - no new car should have so many problems. Squealing brakes, water leaks, loose trim, loss of power and gear selection problems are just a few. More recent cars seem to be better built and complaints are decreasing.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £330
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Insurance group 7 - 35
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