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This is a traditional hallmark for Renault and the latest-generation Megane is no exception. It was awarded a maximum five-star rating for adult occupant safety by Euro NCAP, plus four stars for child safety, although it was downgraded to three stars in 2014 due to more rigorous testing methods. It comes with a full complement of airbags including curtain, lateral and rear.

Renault Megane safety will be a big attraction for buyers. It was the first car to feature anti-submarine airbags which are designed to stop the driver and front passenger from slipping under the seatbelt - holding occupants in place for the best possible protection in a crash. Renault improved safety on the Megane range in 2012 by adding even more technology to maximise driver and passenger safety.The Visio System has two functions.

The first is the camera that improves night-time vision by permanently scanning the road ahead. Whenever natural or street lighting is poor, and when no other vehicles are detected, it automatically switches to full-beam headlights at speeds of more than 28 mph. The second part of the Visio System includes a Lane Departure Warning alert. The camera emits a warning if it believes that the vehicle has involuntarily changed lanes, an occurrence frequently due to drowsiness or a drop in driver vigilance, and a major cause of accidents, especially on motorways.

If lane markings are crossed without the indicators having been being activated, visible and audible warnings are automatically activated.

The boot will easily swallow a couple of family suitcases and two overnight bags with ease, but with 372 litres the luggage space isn't quite as large as alternatives like the Ford Focus and lags way behind the Honda Civic. Still, the tailgate is wide, making loading easy and there is extra stowage under the boot floor which adds a further 33 litres.

The rear seats fold easily with the bases flipping up, allowing the backs to fold flat. There are plenty of cubbyholes in the central console along with useful underfloor storage areas in both the driver’s and passenger’s footwells.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Megane Hatchback (08-16).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Bizu equipment

Bizu standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels
Bizu optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Dynamique equipment

Dynamique standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Dynamique optional equipment
None available

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
None available

Dynamique TomTom equipment

Dynamique TomTom standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique TomTom optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Expression optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
Expression+ optional equipment
None available

Extreme equipment

Extreme standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Extreme optional equipment
None available

Generation equipment

Generation standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Generation optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
GT optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Line Nav equipment

GT Line Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
GT Line Nav optional equipment
None available

GT Line TomTom equipment

GT Line TomTom standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GT Line TomTom optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator

GT Nav equipment

GT Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
GT Nav optional equipment
None available

I-Music equipment

I-Music standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
I-Music optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steel wheels

Knight Edition equipment

Knight Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
Knight Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Limited optional equipment
None available

Limited Nav equipment

Limited Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Limited Nav optional equipment
None available

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Privilege optional equipment
None available

Privilege TomTom equipment

Privilege TomTom standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Privilege TomTom optional equipment
None available

Pzaz equipment

Pzaz standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
Pzaz optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

World Series equipment

World Series standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
World Series optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Renault Megane Hatchback (08-16) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.