Review: Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016)

Rating:

Fine riding and handling and stunning looking coupe just £400 more than the five-door hatch. Sporty 220GT launched February 2015 to sit below RenaultSport Megane.

Poor rear visibility. Getting in and out of the back is hard work. Fiddly stereo and navigation system.

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8 February 2017

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Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016): At A Glance

Renault has been very clever indeed. Instead of offering a nondescript 3-door version of its new Megane, it has given us a coupe.

Which, of course, means that instead of having to charge less, it can charge more. £400 more, actually. But just look at it.

Whereas a 3-door Focus looks better than a 5-door Focus the car is still a Focus. Vauxhall has been a bit more successful with the Astra Sport Hatch. Citroen with its distinctive C4 flatback coupe. And KIA with its ProCee'd. But Renault has transformed the Megane into a coupe every bit as stunning as the VW Scirocco. And that statement probably undersells it.

Renault Megane 5-door 2009 Road Test and Video

Renault Megane Coupe 2009 Road Test and Video

Renault Megane 1.2 TCe and 1.6 dCi 2012 Road Test and Video

 

 

What does a Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016) cost?

List Price from £17,990
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Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016): What's It Like Inside?

Dimensions
Length 4295–4312 mm
Width 1804–2037 mm
Height 1423–1435 mm
Wheelbase 2636–2640 mm

Full specifications

The Megane Coupe has a bit less headroom than the hatchback in the back. And a bit less luggage room in the boot. Though it still seats five, not four.

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What's the Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016) like to drive?

Renault engineers stiffened the springs quite a lot, by 19%. And lowered it by 10%. Though even on the 225/44 R17 tyres of our TCE 180 it didn't rattle our teeth over the ridges that Spanish highway engineers lay in your path to slow you down for ‘obras'. But the most sensational thing about it is the way it goes.

The engine is punchy and flexible, making 4th a very usable gear. It pulls about 27mph per 1,000rpm in 5th, so it's a quiet cruiser. So you have the double benefit of a quick 7.5 second 0-60 and diesel-like flexibility without a horrible power vacuum at very low revs. Show it a corner, or better still a series of fast bends, and it really comes alive.

Like the hatchback, the steering is very informative. And, though stiffer by 19%, the suspension is still soft enough to stop the car leaping across the road on white lines like a BMW 123i, or a Scirocco on 18" wheels. It grips so reassuringly I hardly ever strayed into the realms of understeer, despite some really serious cornering speeds.

So, it's arguably better looking than a Scirocco, it goes as well, it handles better, and it costs a lot less. And this is merely the ‘coupe' version of a mainstream family hatchback. Astonishing.

Engine MPG 0-62 CO2
1.2 TCe 53 mpg 10.9 s 119 g/km
1.2 TCe 130 52 mpg 9.8 s 124 g/km
1.2 TCe 130 Automatic 49 mpg 9.7 s 129 g/km
1.4 TCe 43–45 mpg 9.6 s 145–153 g/km
1.5 dCi 81 mpg 12.1 s 90 g/km
1.5 dCi 106 63 mpg 10.9 s 120 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 69–81 mpg 12.1–12.3 s 90–106 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 Automatic 67 mpg 11.7 s 109 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 ECO 67–69 mpg 12.3 s 106–109 g/km
1.5 dCi 110 ECO Automatic 67 mpg 11.7 s 110 g/km
1.5 dCi 86 64 mpg 12.9 s 115 g/km
1.5 dCi 90 71 mpg 12.5 s 104 g/km
1.5 dCi Automatic 71 mpg 11.7 s 104 g/km
1.6 40–79 mpg 10.5–12.1 s 93–163 g/km
1.6 dCi 71 mpg 9.8 s 104 g/km
1.9 dCi 55 mpg 9.5 s 134–135 g/km
2.0 CVT 37 mpg 10.3 s 175 g/km
2.0 dCi 48–50 mpg 8.5 s 150–155 g/km
2.0 dCi 160 48 mpg 8.5 s 155 g/km
2.0 dCi 165 50 mpg 8.5 s 145 g/km
2.0 dCi Automatic 43 mpg 9.2 s 175 g/km
2.0 TCe 37–37 mpg 7.8 s 178 g/km
Renaultsport 265 38 mpg 6.0 s 174 g/km
Renaultsport 266 38 mpg 6.0 s 174 g/km

Real MPG average for a Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016)

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Average performance

75%

Real MPG

26–68 mpg

MPGs submitted

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What have we been asked about the Renault Megane Coupe (2009 – 2016)?

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What do you think of the Renault Laguna Coupe?

I drive a 1999 Toyota Celica, which I love and have owned for eight years with no major problems at all. I feel however, that I would like something a little more up-to-date. I still want a coupe or a similar style car, and have been looking without too much success, as I still want a car with the versatility of split rear seats and a little space in the back for an occasional passenger. I have seen a Renault Laguna Coupe and consulted your review. Is this car (albeit a couple of years old) a suitable replacement, or have you any other suggestions? I feel a petrol engine would be better than a diesel as I tend to make short journeys and I would prefer a manual gearbox.
The short-lived (in the UK) Laguna Coupe is a nice car and the rear wheel steer system on some models works well. At least one reader has one and improved the ride comfort by fitting smaller wheels with deeper profile tyres. I guess you'll be going for the 2.0-litre turbo. Alternatives include one of the last Celicas (year 2000), a Volkswagen Scirocco, a Volvo C30, a Hyundai Veloster, a Renault Megane coupe, a BMW 1 Series or 3 Series coupe, or a KIA pro_cee'd.
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