This 2017 Renault Megane, the result of an entirely new project is quite aggressive and personal. The cabin is very well presented and in this version Gt Line stands for the sports seats (enveloping but comfy) and for the large display in the center of the bridge, vertical, which doubles as a Navigator; decent space for four and broad (but with no easy access) on the trunk. Once at the helm, you appreciate the outstanding comfort, safety (stability and braking are very good) and the relationship between consumption and performance; just wish the 1.6 is not very ready at low revs and that insertions during cornering are not of the most ready. Valid, finally, the relationship between price and equipment.
2017 Renault Megane Review
Based on a new modular platform (shared with the Kadjar and Espace, in addition to the Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail), the 2017 Renault Mégane is a five-door and racy, gritty more low and wide of the old model. The sculpted forms of the tail, however, must be at the expense of the habitability and ease of access to the rear while grande (384 liters) trunk. This GT Line is the sportiest among 1.6 dCi from 131 horses: stands for external details (bumpers and circles) and the Interior (bucket seats, leather steering wheel with light blue Crown shaped inserts and stitching). But mechanically there are no differences with other Mégane, and in fact the most obvious merit remains the comfort: a silent and that filters out very well the disjointed (thanks to the padding rather soft armchairs). The guide is easy and immediately gives safety: stability is without flaws, and reduced body roll when cornering, the system MultiSense (governable from the display in the dashboard) will vary at will the effort needed to turn the steering wheel (steering is precise, but not very direct). Grip is good, handling less: in sharp turns addressed decisively, “spin” car with a bit of delay. The 1.6 rises rapidly, makes little noise, provides a significant shot and settle for little diesel; shame about the lack of panache to the lower revs, unpleasant mostly in driving uphill and when fully loaded. The equipment is good in relation to price: already the least expensive Intens comes standard with the “climate” automatic climate control, the Navigator (with smaller screen, 7 “), the alarm in case of unintentional release of lane, the keyless entry and rear distance sensors. In addition to sporting equipment, the GT Line adds the display of 8.7 “dark glasses, rear, front parking sensors, and the system that avoids unintended lane exits; “lost,” However, the fog lamps. In any case, security is ok; the 2017 renault Mégane scored five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
2017 Renault Megane Interior, Features
2017 Renault Megane dashboard and controls
The bridge of the 2017 Renault Mégane is simple, understated and traditional. However, just press the button that starts the motor (located just behind the steering wheel) because the cockpit you revitalize a lot. In addition to the large vertical screen place into the console, in fact, “light up” the dash (three instruments, the largest of which is digital and configurable), the head-up display (optional on 350 euros, is the transparent foil laid on the bridge, in front of the driver, on which are projected key information). And then, at night, there are also ambient lights, which can vary at will the intensity and color (blue, purple, green, beige and red). Most striking, however, are almost “Racing” seats (but comfortable), characterizing the GT Line. Fabrics and plastics are of good quality (only those in the lower part of the dashboard tend to get scratched easily) and accurate fittings and seemingly sturdy; well done pure glove compartment, ceiling lights and buttons (but those of “climate” are too small).
As in many midsize, enough room to travel well in four. The sofa is well padded to the Center, but the Cabinet (with the helpful vents of “climate”) protrudes and disturbs; also, if you adjust the front seats quite low, there is little space for the feet of those who sit behind.
Trunk. The compartment rather capacious, is coated with a good quality carpet and also provides two useful hooks appendiborse. Favorable hand, however, the judgement on the ease of loading: the threshold is high (76 cm from the ground and 22 from the domestic side) and the door does not develop very high; reclining on a couch, then, you create a cut of 13 cm that doesn’t help when you have to slide inside objects.
2017 Renault Megane Test Drive and Fuel Consumtion
In town. Light steering, low-contrast couplings and suspension change from anything but sudden guarantee a little tiring March on 2017 Renault Mégane. But we need to do a little “foot” to clutch, and in shooting the lowest speed the 1.6 not responding with great immediacy. The distance sensors (also) make up, when parking, at significant blind spots, especially when going into reverse, while consumption is consistently good: 17.9 km/liter.
Out of town. The car is quiet and has very low consumption (along our route to test, we measured well 22.2 km/liter), but welcomes also the brilliant guide on twisty roads. The engine goes up quickly, the Exchange has precise and soft implants, the steering is progressive. However, some competitors are more agile and faster “sports”, because to get into corners.
On the highway. Comfortable and stable, with the 1.6 pushing mightily even in sixth (March quite short, because at 130 km/h on four-cylinder is already at 2500 RPM), the 2017 Renault megane facilitates the driver and fix any errors with the repetition of speed limits in the dash, door mirror blind spot sensors (optional) and lane departure warning. The consumption is good (16.1 km/liter) but the autonomy only okay (the tank holds 47 liters of diesel).
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2017 Renault Megane Pros and Cons
- Comfort. Noise and hopping on uneven are reduced, and never annoying.
- Easy riding. A particularly stable and well I always change with steering and braking, easy to operate.
- Finishes. The workings are made carefully and materials have almost all a remarkable quality.
- Snap. The acceleration is quick, and it is a pleasure to take full advantage of the gritty 1.6.
- Convenience of trunk. Access to the compartment is not easy, and lowering the backrest forms a high step.
- Shooting at low revs. Before the turbo starts working at full capacity, the boost of 1.6 is sluggish.
- Back space. The proximity of the seats to the floor leaves little ease at the feet of those who occupy the couch.
- Oblique view. The tiny rear window limits your ability to perceive obstacles behind the car. The distance sensors, however, are standard.
2017 Renault Megane Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Renault Megane readily available to buy currently, with prices beginning at ₤ 16,600 for the entry-level Expression+ design. This increases to ₤ 18,100 for a Dynamique Nav example, ₤ 19,100 for the most affordable Dynamique S Nav model and also ₤ 20,600 for a Signature Nav variation. GT-Line Nav designs start at ₤ 19,600, while the range-topping GT Nav version begins at ₤ 25,500. First shipments are expected to begin in July 2016.