Renault Megane Sport Tourer E-TECH hybrid reliability & safety
A long warranty and strong crash-test results bode well for the Megane hybrid in these areas
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2019)||88%||87%||71%|
The Renault Megane E-TECH hasn’t been specifically crash-tested by Euro NCAP, but the petrol and diesel version received a five-star rating in 2015, which was reviewed in 2019 and applies to the current Megane plug-in hybrid, too. See below for more on the safety kit you get as standard.
Renault Megane hybrid reliability & problems
There’s no reason to think the Megane hybrid will be any less reliable than other Meganes. It shares the same five-year/100,000-mile warranty as those models, so it should be dependable. In the 2020 Driver Power survey, Renault finished 15th out of 30 manufacturers, so you can expect an average ownership experience.
Safety kit on the Megane hybrid is good, as even entry-level cars come with lane-departure warning, braking assistance, automatic high beams and ISOFIX child-seat anchor points in the rear seats. You can add the Safety Pack to R.S. Line cars at extra cost; this includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and an emergency call service. The Motorway Pack adds traffic-jam assistance and rear cross-traffic alerts, plus hands-free parking. An emergency spare wheel isn’t standard; you have to buy it as an optional extra. As standard you get a tyre-repair kit.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThose after a spacious and cheap-to-run family car should take a close look at the Renault Megane plug-in hybrid estate
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingThe hybrid Megane estate has the typically low running costs of a plug-in hybrid, but it's not class-leading in this respect
- 3Running costsRunning costs are par for the plug-in hybrid course with the Megane hybrid estate, and as always, it's company car users who stand to benefit most
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThere are faster plug-in hybrids on the market, but the Megane offers a reasonably comfortable driving experience
- 5Interior & comfortThe Megane estate hybrid's interior isn't at the cutting edge of the class, but it's reasonably comfortable, sturdy and well equipped
- 6Practicality & boot spaceEstate is the only bodystyle option for now, which makes the Megane hybrid a very practical choice by default
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingA long warranty and strong crash-test results bode well for the Megane hybrid in these areas