Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate - MPG, running costs & CO2
The Renault Megane Sport Tourer echoes the reasonable running costs of its hatchback sister
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.
Renault Megane Sport Tourer MPG & CO2
The economy champion of the range is the 1.5-litre dCi 115, which can manage 64.2mpg, has a CO2 figure of 119g/km and a 32% BiK rating. Fuel economy drops if you choose the EDC automatic gearbox, but only to 58.9mpg, while BiK is 3% higher due to its CO2 output.
Managing 47.1mpg, 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 143g/km result in a 33% BiK band.
A Megane Sport Tourer E-Tech plug-in hybrid joins the range from August 2020. Renault says it’ll manage 31 miles on electric power alone. This will be the best choice for company-car drivers, with reduced CO2 emissions leading to a low BiK liability.
Private buyers will need to pay £150 annual road tax on any Megane Sport Tourer until the plug-in hybrid version arrives, which will cost £140.
All diesel Megane Sport Tourers sit in group 16, while petrol versions are only two or three groups higher. 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.
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.
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.