Parkers overall rating: 3.4 out of 5 3.4

Practicality
Rating: 3.5/5

The Megane’s practicality credentials are fairly middle-of-the-road for a family hatchback, and it’s perhaps little wonder the capacious and flexible Captur and Kadjar crossovers have stolen sales away.

The good news for the driver is that the front of the car is very spacious, with wide, comfortable seats for driver and front passenger. The seat and steering wheel adjust enough for just about any sized occupant, and the view out is good.

Rear seat passengers are a little less well-catered for, and it’s more cramped in the rear than either a Focus or a Golf. The Megane’s interior trim is also unremittingly dark, and there’s no option for a panoramic roof to brighten things up, so wake up your inner Goth.

Boot space and storage

Moving to a hybrid-only lineup has rather impacted the Megane’s boot space, as the large battery needs to be kept somewhere.

You now get 308 litres instead of the massive 473-litre space previously available in petrol and diesel cars. It’s still more room than you’ll find in a VW Golf GTE or Mercedes-Benz A250 e, though, and at least the extra space has been taken from the boot’s height instead of slapping a big old battery pack in the middle of the floor and ruining any chance of a flat load area.

It’s still a relatively wide space, though, and the seats fold down easily. The boot opening’s also nice and wide.

How easy is it to park?

All Meganes come with rear parking sensors – an essential, given the car’s slightly narrow windows and steeply raked rear windscreen. Stepping up to RS Line trim brings a lot more helpful kit, though – not only a rear parking camera, but automatic parking. However, there’s no option for a high-tech 360-degree camera system.

The Megane’s about average-sized for a family hatchback so it should easily slip into any regular parking space.

Safety
Rating: 4.0/5

The Megane’s five-star Euro NCAP safety score was traditionally one of its greatest selling points. The current model still holds those coveted stars, but do note that it was last tested in 2015 and Euro NCAP updates its testing criteria regularly.

Though Iconic cars do get lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking isn’t standard – you need an RS Line car for that. That’s rather disappointing. All models do come with Isofix points in the outer rear seats and a passenger airbag switch, however.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Megane Hatchback (16-22).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support

Cup equipment

Cup standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Cup optional equipment
None available

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
None available

Dynamique S Nav equipment

Dynamique S Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Dynamique S Nav optional equipment
None available

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Traction control
Expression+ optional equipment
None available

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
GT Line optional equipment
None available

GT Line Nav equipment

GT Line Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
GT Line Nav optional equipment
None available

GT Nav equipment

GT Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
GT Nav optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel

Iconic equipment

Iconic standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Traction control
Play optional equipment
  • CD

R.S.Line equipment

R.S.Line standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
R.S.Line optional equipment
None available

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Signature Nav optional equipment
None available

Trophy equipment

Trophy standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Trophy optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support