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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 36 - 80 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.

Renault Megane running costs are acceptable for what is a small family car. Obviously, the diesels are more economical, but also more expensive to buy so only consider one if you cover high mileages. The smaller-engined petrols should suit careful spenders while insurance and servicing costs are both affordable.

Thanks to better aerodynamics, lighter bodywork and frugal diesel engines, the Renault Megane emissions ratings are kept relatively low. The 86bhp version of the 1.5dCi engine emits 118g/km and returns a claimed 63mpg on average. Even the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol version has good fuel economy given its performance, with a figure of 37mpg. In 2012 the Megane became even greener with the aid of having a new diesel engine on its range.

The dCi 110 Stop/start will return a claimed average of 80.7mpg of CO2 and emit 90g/km making this Megane of the most cost effective cars in its class.

The improvement in build quality means Renault Megane reliability should be in line with many of its rivals. The French car makers has made durability a major goal for the new Megane. The quality of the finish is very impressive and should bode well for improved reliability compared to the old model. That's good news as the previous Megane had numerous recalls for faults.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £265
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Insurance group 12 - 31
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