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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Equipment

4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Three simple trim levels
  • Good standard spec focussed on safety
  • Renaultsport is a model in its own right

The Renault Megane range is made up of Play, Iconic and GT Line trims, with Renaultsport models sitting at the top of the pile in their own right.

Standard Renault Megane hatchback equipment

The Megane range kicks off with the Play, coming with:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control

Building on this is the Megane Iconic, with:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic lights and wipers
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Visio system – lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beam
  • Electrically folding mirrors
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Digital dials
  • Ambient lighting and driving mode selection
  • R-Link 2 media system with TomTom sat-nav and voice control
  • Arkamys 3D sound stereo

The GT-Line sits above the Iconic, adding:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dark chrome door mirrors
  • Body coloured GT bumpers with silver trim and diffuser
  • Black cloth upholstery with silver stripe
  • Sports seats
  • 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen

Optional Renault Megane hatchback extras

Many options available on the Megane are bundled into packs, most notably:

Parking Pack – front sensors and reversing camera

Parking Pack Premium – automatic parking, 360-degree sensors and blindspot warning

Safety Pack – distance warning and autonomous emergency braking

Safety Pack Premium – adaptive cruise control, plus Safety Pack contents

Horizon Pack – sunroof and auto-dimming rear-view mirror

Alcantara Pack – two-tone blue and grey Alcantara seats with heated front seats

Bose Pack – Bose sound system upgrade

You can also add individual options like full LED headlights and leather upholstery, but not much else.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Megane Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Cup equipment

Cup standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Cup optional equipment
None available

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
None available

Dynamique S Nav equipment

Dynamique S Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S Nav optional equipment
None available

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Expression+ optional equipment
None available

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Line Nav equipment

GT Line Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
GT Line Nav optional equipment
None available

GT Nav equipment

GT Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
GT Nav optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel

Iconic equipment

Iconic standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Play optional equipment
None available

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Signature Nav optional equipment
None available

Trophy equipment

Trophy standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Trophy optional equipment
None available

Safety

4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Driver assistance tech available as an extra
  • Should prove a safe family car

Safety levels in the Renault Megane are strong with a five-star Euro NCAP rating thanks to lots of airbags and a suite of driver assistance systems.

This includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Safe Distance Warning and Overspeed Prevention with Traffic Sign Recognition, plus reversing camera, automatic dipped and main beam headlights, Hands Free Parking and front, rear and side parking sensors.

However it’s worth noting that the majority of this safety and driver assistance tech is available from the options list, and it’s not standard across the range.

Two Isofix points in the rear of the car help boost safety for carrying kids, while airbags all-round provide reassurance.

Interior & boot space

3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Megane’s interior trails its rivals
  • Boot a good size, but high lip
  • A VW Golf is more practical

The Megane’s interior is fairly middle of the road, especially in the context of many more spacious rivals. For example, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus both offer more space for rear-seat passengers, as well as many more useful storage areas throughout the cabin.

There’s little to complain about in the front of the car – at least in terms of space – with plenty of head and legroom and adjustability in the driving position. Move further back, however, and the rear seats can be a little tight if those in the front are quite tall. It’s possible to squeeze five in, but at a push.

Storage areas could be better though. There’s a useful area ahead of the gearlever, but the cupholders on the centre console are shallow and putting anything in them makes changing gear very awkward indeed. The doorbins are a decent size, but also tricky to access for anything larger than a small bottle or a sunglasses case.

Physically the Megane isn’t a big car, and it’s fairly easy to judge the extremities. Mid-spec cars and above get sensors at the back to help, but it might be worth adding front sensors to aid manoeuvrability.

The boot is a good size with 434 litres on offer, expanding to 1,247 litres with the seats down. You’ll have to haul anything heavy over a high and wide lip though – so bear this in mind if you regularly lift heavy or awkward items into the boot such as buggies and boxes.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Renault Megane Hatchback compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Renault Megane Hatchback 434 litres
SEAT Leon Hatchback 380 litres
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 370 litres
Ford Focus Hatchback (11-18) 237 litres

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