Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • 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.

  • 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.

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
  • 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
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Climate control
  • 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