Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate (2009-2016): owner reviews

"The Renault Megane Sport Tourer isn't overly sporty. This is an estate that prioritises practicality and comfort."

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

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Owners Rating

3.2 out of 5

68%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Other (3 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Suspension, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5 Dci Dynamique

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
This the second Megane estate, and equally reliable, good to drive, economical vehicle. We have 2 other Renaults in the family. It is so easy to drive with cruise and limiter helpful on longer journeys. It swallows odd loads like Students going to Uni, garden waste to the tip and tents for guides. We opted for the spare wheel - but not used it, but such peace of mind. No tax. Easy 50mpg, and occassional 60mpg. One issue with radio/sat nav but resolved with software update. Front fog light surround started to "peel" - replaced under warranty. Odd rattle and squeak at times, but nothing untoward. Drives well, decent level of kit, good price paid. Very happy.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Only a niggle with radio that was fixed and foglight surround which was replaced under warranty. No breakdowns.
Performance

5 out of 5

Overall very good. It pulls away very well - some people have commented that the 1.5 is underpowered compared to the old 1.9. I have owned both and can say that is not true.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Easy 50mpg and sometimes plus 60 even when driving with a heavy right foot. No tax.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Running Cost

4 out of 5

needs servicing infrequently, and good fuel consumption

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
IN THE TIME I'VE OWNED IT THERE HAS BEEN NO PROBLEMS OF ANY KIND. IT DOES EVERYTHING WHEN NEEDED
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Apart from diesel and one service which was very reasonable there has been no othwer outlay. VED = Ł30 and insurance is Ł190

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.2 Tce S&S Limited

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
Purchased new, cash, for a little over £13k. 'Limited' spec includes a huge array of technology (cruise control, dual-zone climate control, panoramic electric sunroof, automatic wipers/lights, Tom Tom sat nav, parking sensors, keyless entry/start, the list goes on... ). With that in mind, an absolute bargain for the level of trim and size of car. Comfortable, smooth and quiet ride with a high-quality interior - also includes a 4-year, 100k-mile warranty and breakdown cover. As other reviews have notes, interior storage space is limited: There's a holder small enough for a can (but not a cup/bottle) in the centre console, some arm rest storage and a tiny glove box. There is some under-floor storage which is handy for valuables, however. This is in contrast to the very practical boot, with lots of nifty features and cubbies - do note that the sloping roofline means there's not much space above the parcel shelf, once the boot compartment is full. Other reviews have picked up on the lack of spare wheel - this is an option (which I took), but it is full-sized. So you can throw in a full-sized spare if you're lacking one. In terms of passenger space - I'm 6ft and can sit comfortably in the back and front of this car, despite lowered headroom from the sunroof (the Sport Tourer has a few inches legroom over the hatch, and this makes a huge difference). 1.2 TCE petrol engine is capable, but requires a bit of pedal-mashing at low-speeds (junctions, et al.) to get going. Handles 'OK', its not too vague, but doesn't hold the road well around tighter bends at speed. The brakes are all-round discs, but the car never feels like it stop as fast as you'd like in an emergency (it has caught me out a few times, I now use a vast braking distance). MPG is disappointingly poor - 40 in short-distance urban driving, 45/46 on motorways. Its worth noting these are the same engines you'll now find many Nissans (Note, Pulsar, Qashqai, Juke), and there doesn't seem to be the same "reliability" concerns for those, so perhaps the concerns are a little bit unfounded. As a summary - great value if purchased at the right price, a reasonable drive (though not exciting). Interior storage up-front is limited, but boot space is fantastic, and passenger space is adequate for even taller individuals. Generally, a massively overlooked prospect as its a good, albeit not perfect, car, with great trim levels at an incredible price if you haggle or use an online broker.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Only been a year and 10,000 miles, but no reliability concerns yet. Same engines as in Nissans and Dacias.
Performance
Can feel stuck in low-revs and lows-speeds at junctions if you don't mash the pedal down (especially with kids & passengers), before the turbo kicks in. Otherwise, very smooth and pulls well - adequate.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Low tax, very cheap to buy. MPG is lackluster, though. 45 MPG is the highest you'll be likely to achieve with this particular engine (I get ~500-550 miles per tank, which is a 60 ltr tank).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
never lets me down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

40.00 a week

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Has been very reliable - had only one issue where a rear panel at back of roof fell off but I had disregarded a rattle. Had no engine issues at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Have regular services and tyre changes - mileage seems reasonable - I do not in truth check milesper gallon

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
No faults
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Per purchased 3years servicing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Dynamique Tom Tom dCi 130

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
Stylish, quick, good on main roads and country lanes with a comfortable ride. No issues with Tom Tom sat nav., Bluetooth very good once I Sussed it out! Cruise control and speed limiter functions excellent and very easy to use. Digital speed read out good but bright white background a pain especially when lights are on because of need to adjust brightness. 130PS dCi engine seems as good as VAG 140 on previous car but much smoother. Only real complaints are poor rearward vision - reverse parking sensors are a must and lack of spare wheel - car off road for 5 days when I buckled a wheel on pothole. Situation now remedied with an after market steel spare and a scissor jack.
Reliability
Excellent
Performance

4 out of 5

Road holding excellent. Plenty of power for main road overtaking.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Don't believe the 70mpg myth. 51mpg normal with 55 on motorway possible.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT Line 1.5 dCi EDC

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Had three sports tourers previously - two diesels, one petrol. This latest one is the 6 speed auto. Previous 1.9 dCi 130 (2011) - was a v. good car, great engine. Must be serviced once a year, oil change vital. Very pleased with latest edc version, 1.5 engine pretty good, slightly noisier than the 1.9 but pulls well. In my view a very underrated car, but avoid older models.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Generally good, must be regularly serviced.
Performance
Diesels good, 1.6 petrol ok.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheap to run.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.2 unleaded

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Great design for purpose, poor quality parts, not reliable, very expensive parts,
Reliability

1 out of 5

Put it this way I am scared to drive it in case something else breaks or drops off, even when the problems get fixed they re-occure and it always seems to be when the warranties runs out. 22000 miles had from new fully serviced by renault (5 years) ECU packed up £600, brake discs worn out £270, track rod ends both front worn and had to be repalced £280, roll bars re ocuring problems even when replaced, electric drivers window mechanism packed up twice at a cost of £400 each time. rear screen wiper keeps failing, drivers door handle interior broke, door seals coroded around windows after two years.
Performance

1 out of 5

decent for a 1.2, but gritty gear box, poor running from cold, noisy when warm. Don't like being driven for high speed on motorways for more than 20 mins (runs rough).
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Petrol decent, to keep the car on the road it would be cheaper to run a BMW

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

62
Review
electrics not very good. also had to have a new slave cylinder at a cost of 700 pounds.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45.6
Review
our 17th Renault and we have had problems with any of them but we find the stop start very difficult, often leaving us limping around a roundabout.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not really known at this stage

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Problems with ignition coils, all change once, ons changed twice. Other minor niggles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
A recent failure of the fuel pump cost over Ł3000 to put right and there are some niggling faults with the air conditioning that the dealer cannot fix.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable economy and low road tax.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
The worst part of the car has been water leaking into the interior through the front air vents due to pipes blocking up that are supposed to take the water away. Also the 12v DC sockets have blown the fuses twice without any particularly unusual demands being place on them.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I'm pretty pleased with the overall running costs and on the motorway if driven between 60-70mph it seems to excel.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

62
Review
Currently undergoing repairs, had CV joints replaced on OSF, rubber seals around front doors, some suspension issues, due for a cam belt
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Only owned the car a short while, expect fairly high costs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Up to now I have only had to change the tyre's, and the timing belt due to age not mileage. so I a very happy with my car, my second Renault.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It goes for miles and miles , I can get to London and back to north of Birmingham before I top up again

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.5 cDi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Good size, economical, nice features like a good radio and Bluetooth. BUT... About six weeks after I got it in Aug 2014, a dashboard light came on stating "check anti-pollution system". It's now February 2015. After numerous trips to the local dealership (useless) I am £200 out of pocket and the issue is not resolved. I would sincerely state that anyone wishing to buy a Renault should first ask themselves, "do I feel lucky?" It's not so much the car but the overpriced lousy service one might have to face if something goes wrong. You have been warned!
Reliability

1 out of 5

Terrible.
Performance

3 out of 5

Average. The DCT gearbox is very smooth.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Cheap for diesel - averages 50mpg. Cost of repair: ridiculous.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Review
problems with high voltage ignition system

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
So Far Excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Only had to buy fuel to date

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
In 4 years have replaced a broken pipe, the windscreen wash motor and air con pressure switch.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

generally good, have seen 77 and 75 mpg on motorway driving, on a car now showing over 130000miles.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5 CDI

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
I traded my 5 year old Expression in for the new style Dynamique. What I have found in 4 weeks of owning it is a car with less rather than more specifications. Positive points Styling - looks very slick Engine noise is low Handling around corners is more positive Ability to swap between mph and kph Inbuilt bluetooth for phone Not so good points The glove compartment is half the size Glove compartment not air-conditioned. Only one cup holder not two The under floor secret compartments to house the owners manual etc is smaller and the manuals etc no longer fit in there. The hand brake is offset away from the driver The door pocket compartments are much smaller The head restraints do not go all the way down The ride is no longer as smooth More wind noise noticed at higher speed Very claustrophobic in read seats Head room in boot for dogs restricted due to slope of roof No spare wheel - OK for punctures but not damaged wheels Overall it's still a good car - but could have been a lot better. Some of the areas listed above did not need to be changed - evolution = improvement. I am just not seeing it here.

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