Renault Megane Sport Tourer E-TECH hybrid running costs
Running 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
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|22||5yrs / 100,000 miles||1yr / 18,000 miles||From £619 / £1,238|
The Renault Megane E-TECH hybrid has the potential for extremely low running costs, as long as you’re able to charge up at home. A full top-up will cost less than £1.50 on most home energy tariffs and that charge will take you 30 miles.
A diesel Megane is more efficient on the motorway, but if you have a short commute or spend lots of time around town, then the plug-in model is superior.
Renault Megane hybrid insurance group
The Megane E-TECH sits in insurance group 22, as it’s one of the more expensive models in the range and performance is reasonable, as 0-62mph takes just under 10 seconds.
All Renault cars get a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, which is above average. Many other brands only offer three years of cover, so it’s good to see that Renault is confident in its cars’ reliability past a typical ownership period.
The service intervals for the Megane E-TECH are the same as for all other models in the line-up: every year or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.
As the Megane is a hybrid and doesn’t cost more than £40,000 new, it’s only £140 a year to tax. Low company-car tax is the big benefit of many plug-in hybrids and the Megane is no exception. It costs just £619 for lower-rate earners to tax in 2020/21, as it’s in the 10% BiK bracket, with CO2 emissions of just 30g/km.
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 costs - currently readingRunning 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 & safetyA long warranty and strong crash-test results bode well for the Megane hybrid in these areas