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Renault Megane Coupe (2009-2016) - Practicality & boot space

Renault Megane Coupe boot space is reasonable, but difficult to access due to a narrow opening

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A coupe is never going to be the most practical car – something that should be taken into consideration if you’re thinking about a Megane Coupe. Its interior space leaves a lot to be desired and the boot doesn’t stand out very much, as it’s about average size compared to its rivals.

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If practicality is one of your top priorities, the regular Megane five-door hatchback will be much better suited to your needs, as it’s more accessible for rear-seat passengers and its boot space is more competitive with other cars in its class. However, rear-seat occupants will still complain about the lack of legroom.

Renault Megane Coupe interior space

The back seats in the Megane Coupe are pretty cramped due to the car’s sleek lines, and the small rear windows don't let much light in. This leaves the interior feeling a bit dark and claustrophobic. On the plus side, the front seats are spacious, there’s a decent driving position, visibility is good and the pedals, steering wheel and seat all offering comprehensive adjustment.

Boot space

The Renault Megane Coupe has around 60 litres less boot space than the five-door hatchback, with 344 litres in total. This expands to a reasonable 991 litres when you lower the standard split-folding rear seats, although they're a bit fiddly to operate. The Megane Coupe’s luggage area is bigger than the 312-litre boot in the Volkswagen Scirocco, but it loses out to the SEAT Leon SC’s 380-litre capacity. 

The other problem is that the Megane Coupe's boot space isn't as useful as the five-door's, because the hatchback opening is too narrow and there's a high load lip that makes it hard to lift heavy items in. 

It’s not that the Megane Coupe is impractical – it's just that it's no better in this respect than any other three-door coupe. If practicality is at all important to you and you simply have to have a Megane, we'd recommend the five-door hatchback.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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