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Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate (2009-2016) - Reliability & safety

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer estate is safe enough, but the brand’s reputation for reliability isn't great

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Renault Megane Sport Tourer reliability

The Renault Megane Sport Tourer has never ranked individually in our annual Driver Power owner satisfaction survey – its results are included within the rest of the Megane range.

It placed far better in 2016 than before, coming 62nd overall out of 150 cars tested after a 94th-place finish in 2015. Owners were pleased by the handling, ride and running costs of the Megane, although build quality and seat comfort were singled out for criticism.

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Renault itself finished in a highly creditable eighth place out of 32 in the manufacturer rankings, with owners generally impressed by the ride quality and low running costs of their cars.

Safety

Renault’s cars are generally considered to be very safe and the brand regularly shouts about its normally stellar safety ratings and advanced technology in this area.

The most recent Euro NCAP safety tests for the Megane awarded it a four-star rating, with a creditable 83% result for adult occupant protection and 78% for children. A fifth star wasn’t awarded, though, due to limitations in Renault’s crash-warning technology, which in the Megane hasn’t reached the standards of some of the competition. In terms of safety equipment, the Megane Sport Tourer isn’t lacking, with all models come with six airbags, electronic stability control, an anti-intruder device and LED daytime running lights.

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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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