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RENAULT Megane 2005

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score33.1out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.1out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Renault Megane was introduced in Australia late in 2003.

The RENAULT MEGANE scored 14.1 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment was extremely stable. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test and one point was awarded for the driver's seat belt reminder. With these extra points the Megane became the first small car to earn 5 stars from Euro NCAP.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. ABS brakes, advanced seat belt reminder and automatic headlights are also standard. The 3 door hatch variant (not tested) has anti-submarining airbags in the front seats.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.1 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.32 pts
Upper Legs 3 pts
Lower Legs 3.78 pts

The passenger compartment was held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 40mm and upwards 22mm. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 17mm, upwards 7mm and sideways 23mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 29mm rearwards. The driver's doorway shortened by 20mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Vehicle components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.2 L/100km 196 g/km

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