Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Megane 1998

1.6RT , 5 door hatch

Test Date: May 1998

Renault Megane crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
13 (72.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 5 (14.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Of the four-star cars in the 1998 small family car tests, the Megane provided the best combined protection for the driver and passenger in the frontal impact. However, protection for the driver's chest was weak in the side impact, although it would pass legislation due to affect new models from October. And in the frontal impact, the child restraints allowed their occupants too much forward head movement. Finally, pedestrian protection was not good because of the high risk of injury in most of the tests and only one star was awarded.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Adequate
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Weak
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor