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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Megane’s incredibly strong bodyshell helped to win a four star Euro NCAP rating in 1999, which makes it one of the safest cars of its generation. Driver’s airbag is standard, with passenger and side airbags and ABS originally optional, then standard from April 1999. Immobiliser is good, but door locks are weak.

Decent sized boot easily takes a family's weekend luggage. Storage space inside is reasonable too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Megane Saloon (96-03).

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Alize equipment

Alize standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Alize optional equipment
None available

Expression equipment

Expression standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Expression optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Expression + equipment

Expression + standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Expression + optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights

Privilege equipment

Privilege standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Privilege optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows

Privilege + equipment

Privilege + standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Privilege + optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Rear electric windows

RT equipment

RT standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RT optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RT Alize equipment

RT Alize standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RT Alize optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

RXE equipment

RXE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RXE optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment