Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate (2009-2016) - Practicality & boot space

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate’s false boot floor boosts practicality

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer measures up at 4,567mm in length and 1,804mm in width. That puts it about on a par with the Volkswagen Golf estate (4,562mm long and 1,799mm wide) but it’s a bit smaller than the Skoda Octavia estate (4,659mm long and 1,814m wide), which also has a bigger boot.

Visibility is generally good and the Megane is easier to park than many large, unwieldy estate cars can be. The high-spec GT Line models comes with rear parking sensors to make things even easier, too.

Interior space and storage

Rear-seat passengers have lots of space, with plenty of leg, shoulder and headroom for three adults. There are also lots of storage cubbies and cup-holders dotted around the interior.

There are two ISOFIX child-seat mounts on the outer rear seats and the Megane Sport Tourer comes with a tyre-repair kit as standard. A proper spare wheel is a £95 option, and one that we always recommend going for.

Boot space

With the back seats in place, the Megane Sport Tourer offers 524 litres of boot space. A secure storage compartment hidden away under a false boot floor is ideal for storing valuables out of sight of prying eyes.

If you fold the rear seats down flat, boot capacity expands to 1,600 litres, which is superior to the Ford Focus estate’s 476/1,502 litres, but is bettered slightly by the Volkswagen Golf estate, which offers 605/1,620 litres. It’s also far less than the frankly enormous 2,149 litres offered by the class-leading Peugeot 308 SW with seats down, while the Skoda Octavia estate can handle 610/1,740 litres as well.

Towing

Every Megane Sport Tourer can haul 1,500kg behind it, with the exception of the performance-focused GT 200 model, which, thanks to its extra power, can cope with another 100kg and tow 1,600kg in total.

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