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Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate (2009-2016) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate’s diesel engines offer best mix of performance and low costs

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The Renault Megane Sport Tourer is priced competitively with similar medium-sized estates, but it's worth remembering that it comes with a decent amount of equipment as standard. It's also cheaper to buy than the (albeit more spacious) Volkswagen Golf estate, although rivals such as the Kia Cee'd SW and the Skoda Octavia estate do come cheaper. The downside is that the Renault’s resale values are bettered by most of its rivals.

Renault Megane MPG & CO2

The most economical Megane Sport Tourer is the 1.5-litre dCi 110 diesel, which offers an extremely impressive 78.5mpg and 93g/km of CO2, or 70.6mpg and 104g/km as an automatic. Those emissions are low enough for a £20 road tax bill on the automatic, while exempting buyers of the manual from road tax entirely. They also make for very low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax costs for company-car drivers. The only problem with this engine is that it’s quite slow.

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If you want a bit more power, but still need good fuel economy, the 1.6-litre dCi 130 model is your best bet. It has a lot more pulling power and is faster all round, making it an excellent motorway cruiser. Yet it doesn’t skimp on efficiency, either – you’re looking at 70.6mpg and 104g/km of CO2, which means road tax will cost £20 a year.

The most frugal petrol engine is the 1.2-litre Energy TCe 115 model, which is good for 53.3mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2 (for £30-a-year road tax), so it makes the most financial sense for anyone who does short, urban trips all the time. The performance-orientated GT 220 model returns 38.7mpg and has 167g/km CO2 emissions for £205 annual road tax.

Insurance group

Insurance groups roughly the same for all versions of the Megane Sport Tourer. With the exception of the high-performance GT 220 model, the petrol engines are either in group 17 or 18, while diesels range from group 19 to group 22.

Warranty

Renault’s warranty lasts for four years or 100,000 miles, which is better than the industry average and puts the Megane Sport Tourer ahead of estate rivals such as the Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf. It isn’t as good as the warranties offered by Hyundai on the i30 Tourer (five years/unlimited mileage), Toyota on the Auris Touring Sports (five years/100,000 miles) or Kia on the Cee’d SW (seven years/100,000 miles).

Servicing

The Megane Sport Tourer’s service interval is every year or 18,000 miles, which is quite long. Renault also offers routine servicing from £159 for its cars – and it has service plans starting from £9.73 per month, but the cost varies depending on the exact model and plan you go for.

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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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