Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Renault Megane 2014

1.5dCi 'Life' , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Jun 2014

Renault Megane crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Adult Occupant 83%
Child Occupant 78%
Pedestrian 60%
Safety Assist 48%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummy. Renault showed that a similiar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Megane Hatch scored maximum points with good protection of all body areas. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of chest compression indicated marginal protection for that part of the body. The protection provided by the seat and head restraint against whiplash injuries was also marginal for the front seats and was rated as poor for the rear seats, based on a geometric assessment.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, the switch is not unambiguously marked and the system was not rewarded. Clear information is provided warning of the dangers of putting a rearward-facing child restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag. All of the child restraints for which the car is designed could be properly installed in the car.

Pedestrian

The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians's legs in all areas tested and scored maximum points. However, the protection offered by the front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor. On the surface of the bonnet, protection offered to the head of a struck pedestrian was predominantly adequate but was poor along the bottom of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the front and rear seats. The system for the front seats met Euro NCAP's requirements. However, the system for the rear seats uses text to inform the driver of the status of the rear seatbelts and, as this information was not available in all languages, the system failed Euro NCAP's assessment. Renault intend to address this issue very soon. With a compliant system, the Megane Hatch would have been rated as four stars overall. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of this type.