Renault Megane Coupe vs. rivals - specifications

 VW SciroccoRenault MeganeVolvo C30
On the road price/total as tested£18,395/£20,519£17,764/£20,969£16,995/£18,370
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£10,632/57.8%£5,631/31.7%£6,356/37.4%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£662/£1,324£817/£1,634£782/£1,564
Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)£1,471/£2,451£1,741/£2,901£1,498/£2,497
Insurance group/quote28/£42422/£35521/£369
VED band/costD/£145E/£170E/£170
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£133/£174/£133£271/£312/£271£235/£235/£420
Engine4cyl in-line/1,390cc4 cyl in-line/1,998cc4cyl in-line/1,999cc
Peak power158/5,800 bhp/rpm177/5,500 bhp/rpm143/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque240/1,500Nm/rpm300/2,250 Nm/rpm185/4,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/sp.saver60 litres/sp. saver55 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)292/755 litres337/991 litres364/1,010 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,271/449kg/TBA1,320/510/1,300kg1,390/390/1,350kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.34Cd11.0 metres/0.31Cd11.5 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/2yrs3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/22318,000 miles/33012,500 miles/136
Driver Power maker/dealer pos.17th/23rd33rd/30th12th/15th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/AN/A5/4/1/81
0-60/30-70mph8.1/8.1 secs8.6/7.8 secs9.6/9.2 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th4.6/6.5 secs3.2/4.6 secs5.3/8.5 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th9.1/11.9 secs5.9/8.9 secs14.6 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph135mph/2,400rpm143mph/2,500rpm130mph/3,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph50.9/36.7/8.9m49.3/35.6/9.6m50.6/37.2/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/43/65/68dB69/44/62/70dB64/41/62/66dB
Auto Express economy/range32.2mpg/354 miles27.2mpg/359 miles31.6mpg/382 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined32.5/52.3/42.0mpg26.9/37.2/47.9mpg27.7/38.2/48.7mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket203/154g/km/18%240/178g/km/23%207/177g/km/23%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£318Six/yes/£294Six/yes/£350
Autobox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/£206No/yes/yes£1,400/yes/yes
Climate ctrl /leather/heated seats£387/£1,502/£313£391/£881/£196Yes/£600/£850*
Metallic paint /xenons/keyless go£367/£313/no£367/£636/yes£525/£850*/£350
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£1,155/£205/yes/£533£1,566/no/yes/yes£1,500/£300/y/£250

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