Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

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

Petrol engines 9.0 - 10.2 mpp
Diesel engines 11.4 - 13.0 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 46.4 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.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 42.2 - 47.9 mpg
Diesel engines 56.5 - 64.2 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 217.3 mpg
  • Diesel engine impressively frugal
  • Petrol economical in real-world driving
  • Plug-in hybrid looks the best... on paper

No Megane Sport Tourer will cost the earth to run. The dCi 115 is the only diesel available, and boasts lowest CO2 emissions of all models – between 119 and 122g/km – with the lower figure being delivered by the six-speed manual version. The diesel delivers impressive fuel economy figures, too, with between 60.1 and 62.8mpg Combined on the official WLTP test. The best figure is for the manual version.

Petrol engines aren’t as fuel-efficient as the diesels, but are still impressive, especially in real-world driving, where in a week-long 1,000-mile test, the TCe 130 delivered 47mpg. According to official WLTP test results, this model gets up to 44.8mpg as a six-speed manual and up to 45.6mpg in EDC automatic form. 

The plug-in hybrid E-Tech version gets a claimed Combined 217.3mpg in the WLTP test, but that's with a full battery and won't be a representative figure for drivers on a longer journey. But with CO2 emissions of 30g/km, it's not only going to be clean in these conditions, but it attracts just 10%-rated Benefit-in-Kind for company car drivers.

Up to 30 miles of driving is available in ‘Pure’ (full EV) mode and Renault says that charging the battery takes three hours using a 7kWh home wallbox. The Megane’s on-board charger is limited to 3.6kW.

Reliability

  • Three recalls for the Megane so far
  • Any issues should be sorted under warranty
  • Feels a solid and well-built car, though

The Megane Sport Tourer uses mechanical parts that have been used in various Renault and Nissan models for a good few years now, while interior fixtures and fittings are also found in other cars. Renault scored just below the industry average in the 2019 JD Power UK Vehicle Dependancy Survey, but ahead of rivals such as Citroen, Land Rover, Audi and BMW.

That doesn’t mean it’s totally without fault, though. Three recalls have been issues since 2016, but none are too serious. One regards the child locks deactivating, another the clutch not engaging properly and the third is regarding the side curtain airbags not deploying. The latter also impacts the Scenic and Kadjar.

Overall though, there shouldn’t be too many concerns around Megane Sport Tourer practicality, and any issues that may arise should be covered under the car’s warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £150
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Insurance group 14 - 27
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