The latest Renault Mégane Sport Tourer is a friendly car on the straights and on winding wedges of tarmac, too. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.
As with all estate cars, the Sports Tourer model is an ideal family motor, although there isn’t as much legroom in the back as you might expect. The seats are perhaps better for passengers that are of short leg length or for children. The boot is top-notch, though, and will fit a tot’s buggy and the shopping in, no problem.
Price & Performance
Priced at £22,990 for the Dynamique S Nav dCi 110 models, tested here, Renault is bound to attract punters to this fourth generation of its 20-year-old Mégane range. Highpoints include a 1.5cc petrol-turbo power unit, which produces a decent 110PS and 260lb-ft of torque. It also comes with an easy-shifting six-speed manual gearbox.
Tech & Kit
The Renault Mégane is one of a kind when it comes to its interior touchscreen. It’s the only car in its segment to house an immense portrait-oriented 8.7-inch screen. This is accompanied by other technology that raises the bar even higher. Equipment includes traffic sign recognition, launch control and eye-catching LED headlights.
Ride & Handling
Winding my way across some of Britain’s rural routes, it became clear just how proficient the all-new Renault Mégane Sport Tourer is on corners. There’s very little body lean and it’s all very comfy. The amenable ride is only ever upset if you hit a particularly large rut – but then potholed roads affect the ride in any vehicle.
There are lots of things to appreciate about the all-new Renault Mégane Sport Tourer. It’s a pleasurable, peppy, dexterous and relatively practical five-door estate – it’s also a fine-looking set of wheels. You can’t go wrong with the £22,990 price-tag either. Check out the Renault Mégane Sport Tourer at Perrys Aylesbury Renault.
Pros ‘n’ Cons
- Good-looking √
- Boot Space √
- Kit √
- Ride √
- Rear legroom X
Fast Facts (Sport Tourer Dynamique S Nav dCi 110 – as tested)
- Max speed: 116 mph
- 0-62 mph: 11.3 secs
- Combined mpg: 76.4
- Engine layout: 1461cc 4-cylinder diesel turbo
- Max. power (PS): 110
- CO2: 96 g/km
- Price: £22,990