Renault Megane

Renault Megane information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the mid-sized hatchback and estate. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Megane, Megane Coupe and Megane Sport Tourer car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background
There are four main branches on the Renault Megane tree: the plain five-door hatch, the slightly more alluring-looking three-door Coupe, the estate version, called the Megane Sport Tourer and a convertible called the Megane Coupe Cabriolet. There’s also the amazing RS hot hatch version, based on the Coupe. For more information on the Megane, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
It’s strange: the ordinary Megane hatch is a below-average Golf rival that’s nothing special to drive. Yet the hot RS version is sublime, one of the best driver’s cars of any kind. It’s the only Megane worth bothering with, because the regular car is entirely average in all respects. The Sport Tourer wagon offers a decent boot, but we’d go for a Peugeot 308 SW or Skoda Octavia estate instead. The bloated convertible Coupe Cabriolet has a fancy two-piece glass roof, but it’s heavy and feels it.

The one we’d buy
The 275 Renaultsport RS. It’s fantastic 

The one we’d avoid like the plague
The Coupe Cabriolet. It’s very unfantastic

Rivals to consider
Ford Focus, Peugeot 308, Mazda 3, Vauxhall Astra, VW Golf

For
The basis for one of the best hot hatches of all time

Against
Rear passenger space is tight, fiddly switchgear, five-door looks bland

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