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Renault Megane Renaultsport running costs and reliability

2006 - 2009 (change model)
Running costs rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 - 43 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.
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The diesel engine offers some respite over the thirstier petrol model, costing just a few hundred pounds more when new, but bringing a near 20% improvement in fuel consumption. However, Renaultsport Meganes will depreciate at a faster rate than most rivals, so you have to be sure to get a good discount if buying new.

The Megane hot hatch performs reasonably on the eco front. With an average of 191g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are fairly standard for a performance hatchback – helped by the presence of a diesel engine.

Renault has a patchy record for reliability, typically because of electrical faults and some bad customer experiences for unhelpful dealers when problems have been encountered. The company has resolved to improve reliability going forward, so we hope customers are faring better than those in the recent past.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £290 - £395
Insurance group 24 - 35
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