Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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

Petrol engines 7.1 - 10.4 mpp
Diesel engines 11.4 - 12.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 33.2 - 48.6 mpg
Diesel engines 56.5 - 62.8 mpg
  • Efficient engine range
  • Manual diesel most economical
  • Over 60mpg doable for the diesel

Running costs are good across the board, with manual-equipped BluedCi proving the most fuel efficient – claiming between 58.9 and 62.8mpg. Go for the EDC automatic and it’s still impressive at 57.7-58.9mpg.

The TCe 140 is pleasingly economical on paper, with Renault claiming the manual version is capable of 43.5-45.6mpg, while the EDC version of this should return 42.8-44.1mpg.

As with claimed fuel economy, it’s the diesels that perform best where CO2 emissions are concerned. Emissions vary between particular trims, as well – with entry-level Play models producing the least amount of CO2 in any engine.

For the BluedCi 115, emissions range from just 101g/km to 107g/km for the manual, while the EDC auto ranges from 107g/km to 112g/km.

The TCe 140 is higher, ranging from 125-132g/km in the manual, and 125-130g/km for the EDC.

  • Just one recall for this Megane
  • Build quality seems better than older Renaults
  • Shouldn’t be too much to be worried about

The Megane is based on architecture and engines that have, and will, be used across the Renault-Nissan Alliance portfolio.

We reckon this means you should have little to worry about when it comes to Renault Megane reliability.

A three-year warranty is standard (although earlier models came with a four-year warranty), and with just one recall issued against this car, there shouldn’t be too much to be worried about. Our only concerns would be with the touchscreen infotainment system. It can be slow to respond, but if any big issues come out of this it should be a simple software update rather than anything substantial. 

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £150
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Insurance group 14 - 37
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