Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Megane 1999

1.6RT , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Jan 1999

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%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 5 (14.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

The Megane was the best-performing car in its group when first tested in 1998 and scored four stars for driver and passenger protection in frontal and side impacts. Since then, extra airbags, have been added as standard to every model, so Euro NCAP has reassessed its ability to deliver effective protection in side impacts. The car retains its four-star rating and now scores full marks for the degree of protection offered in a serious side impact, an honour for this class of car shared only with the Mercedes A-class. A new design of seat-mounted side bag in the Megane protects the driver's upper body and head from impact forces. While others in this class, including the Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf and Citroën Xsara, have side airbags fitted as standard, the Mégane delivers more comprehensive protection.

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, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Side airbags introduced across the range from 1999 model year for VINs from VF1BA0VM5, VF1BA0W05, or VF1BA0405.