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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Running costs

4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • 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.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,119 - £1,711 *
Diesel 131p £784 - £976 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 12 months/18,000 miles
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles
Road tax (12 months) £0 - £145
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 14 - 37
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

4.2 out of 5 4.2

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.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.6 dCi (110ps) Diesel 96 g/km (Min) £0 - £145
1.8 (300ps) Petrol 183 g/km (Max) £145


4 out of 5 4.0
  • 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. 

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.

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