Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

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

Petrol engines 9.0 - 10.1 mpp
Diesel engines 11.4 - 13.0 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.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 42.2 - 47.1 mpg
Diesel engines 56.5 - 64.2 mpg
  • All diesels impressively frugal
  • Turbo petrols reasonably economical
  • Claimed figures depend on wheel size

No Megane Sport Tourer will cost the earth to run. The entry-level dCi 110 boasts lowest CO2 emissions – 96g/km – and the most impressive fuel economy figures of 76.4mpg with a manual gearbox. Go for the dual-clutch EDC and it drops ever so slightly to 74.3mpg

If you want the more powerful dCi 130 (only available with a manual gearbox), Renault claims it’s capable of returning up to 70.6mpg, besides Signature Nav models with larger wheels. Then you can expect up to 68.9mpg on the combined cycle.

The most powerful diesel – the dCi 165 EDC – still claims 60.1mpg, despite its 165hp on tap.

Petrol engines aren’t as fuel-efficient as the diesels, but are still impressive, at least going off their claimed economy figures.

Choose the TCe 130, and fuel economy is rated at 52.3mpg for both manual and EDC versions. Pick this engine with Signature Nav trim, and the manual will return up to 51.4mpg and the EDC 50.4mpg.

Top of the range GT Nav 205 examples are the least fuel efficient in the range – unsurprisingly – returning a claimed figure of 47.1mpg on the combined cycle. 

When it comes to CO2 emissions, the diesels are the better performers of the range.

The entry-level dCi 110 emits 96g/km (101g/km for Signature Nav) when paired with a manual gearbox. Choose the EDC dual-clutch automatic and emissions increase slightly to 98g/km (but go down to 99g/km from 101g/km for Signature Nav).

The manual-only dCi 130 produces 104g/km, increasing to 106g/km if you choose the high-spec Signature Nav.

The most powerful dCi 165 in GT trim produces 124g/km, while the 205hp TCe 205 petrol is higher than this at 134g/km.

The TCe 130 produces 120g/km with a manual gearbox, and 122g/km with the EDC transmission. Again, pick this engine in combination with Signature Nav trim and emissions increase to 124 and 125g/km respectively. 

  • 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.

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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