The cold-blooded guys over at Euro NCAP didn’t get to play with the Renault Sport incarnation of the Megane and we’re glad this didn’t happen. Who knows, maybe the car would’ve been so much fun that they would’ve taken it for a spin instead of crash testing it. Instead, the official tests were performed using a standard Megane.
The French compact received a rating of five stars, earning 37 points (15.8 for the front impact, 16 for the side one, 3 for the seatbelt reminder and 2 for the pole impact). As for the child occupant protection, the Meganre got a rating of four stars, with 39 points. When it comes to pedestrian protection, we can tell you that the car has a rating of two stars, with a total of 11 points.
During the front impact test, the passenger cell held its shape well, with the A pillar being pushed back only 10 mm. The vehicle received the maximum points for its protection of the passenger, as all the areas scored well.
When referring to the side impact and pole test, things are pretty simple: the Megane received the maximum number of points. The Megane is also a good nanny, as it really knows how to keep children in its arms in case of an accident. Even though it has the aforementioned skills, it’s not perfect, as it comes with a few issues such as improper labeling.
However, things aren’t so bright when it comes to pedestrian protection. First of all, the front edge of the bonnet didn’t receive any points for protecting the pedestrians’ legs, while the hood offers poor protection for the head of an adult or child.
On the road, the Megane RS offers lots of grip and is clearly a car that can be entered into the “crash-hard” category. Even when you force the vehicle and run out of grip, things are predictable, so you shouldn’t end up kissing another car or an obstacle.Continue reading