Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer echoes the reasonable running costs of its hatchback sister

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Small estate cars are designed first and foremost to make sense in the real world – and affordable running costs are an essential part of that brief. Since the Megane Sport Tourer comes with the same engine choices as the hatchback, running costs are virtually identical. 

From 2021, the Sport Tourer also has the distinct advantage of being available in E-Tech plug-in hybrid guise, making it an attractive proposition for company-car drivers. Only a few rivals like the Skoda Octavia iV Estate currently offer this emissions-reducing technology.

Renault Megane Sport Tourer MPG & CO2

The economy champion of the regular range is the 1.5-litre dCi 115, which can manage up to 62.8mpg, has a CO2 figure of 119g/km, giving it a middling BiK rating. Fuel economy drops if you choose the EDC automatic gearbox, but only to 60.1mpg.

Managing up to 49.6mpg, the petrol is hardly thirsty either, and we’d recommend it unless you drive a huge number of miles each year. If not, it’s unlikely you’ll make up the cost saving of buying the petrol in the first place. CO2 emissions of 129-142g/km can result in a fairly high BiK band, however.

The Megane Sport Tourer E-Tech plug-in hybrid can manage up to 30 miles on electric power alone, thanks to its 9.8kWh battery. Official figures of 217.3mpg and 30g/km of CO2 certainly impress, and this is easily the best choice for company-car drivers, with a low BiK liability. However, its EV range isn't quite as good as some rivals, with the 13kWh battery of the Octavia iV Estate providing around 34 miles. Charging the Megane E-Tech takes around three hours using a home wallbox, at a maximum of 3.6kW.

Private buyers will need to pay £150 annual road tax on the Megane Sport Tourer, apart from the E-Tech plug-in hybrid version, which costs £140.

Insurance

All diesel Megane Sport Tourers sit in groups 18-19, while petrol versions are in groups 20-21. The E-Tech is the most powerful and the Iconic version sits in group 22. Although insurance groupings are broadly indicative of the relative expense of a car to insure, actual figures will depend on your circumstances and driving record. We recommend making enquiries before making a purchase decision.

Servicing

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer requires a service every year or 18,000 miles, and Renault offers affordable service plans for all its cars. Its EasyLife Pack covers servicing for three years, and is transferable if you sell the car. Increasing servicing and the warranty to include the fourth year sees prices shoot up, however, to £400.

Warranty

Every Megane is covered by a five-year/100,000 mile warranty, which also includes three years of roadside assistance. Renault increased the length of its standard warranty at the end of 2019 from three years and 60,000 miles, to compete with rivals like Hyundai and Toyota, that also provide five years of cover. The traction battery fitted in the E-Tech plug-in gets its own eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.3 TCE Play 5dr
  • Gearbox type
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  • Price
    £19,580

Most Economical

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  • Gearbox type
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  • Price
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  • Gearbox type
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