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Renault Megane GT220 2014 Review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the 2014 Renault Megane GT220 hatch, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

We turn the spotlight on the car world's newest and brightest stars as we ask the questions to which you want the answers. But there's only one question that really needs answering would you buy one?

What is it?

This is the performance five door hatch in Renault's local lineup. It's a slightly toned down Megane RS sharing that car's engine (detuned) and a more comfort oriented ride/handling package.

How much?

Two models available, The GT220 and the GT220 Premium going for $35,490 and $39,490 respectively.

What are competitors?

VW Golf GTi, Ford Focus ST, Skoda Octavia RS, WRX!!!

What's under the bonnet?

Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with older multipoint fuel injection but it has other performance boosting kit. Gets a six speed manual gearbox driving the front wheels.

How does it go?

Great. You will not feel inadequate in the go department. The 220 has plenty of kick across a broad operating range and is easy to drive with verve - or just cruising. 

Power is 162kW (220hp) with 340Nm of torque on 98 Octane fuel. Puts away a 0-100kmh sprint in 7.6 seconds but feels quicker - especially on the road with all that roll-on.

Is it economical?

Pretty good rated at 7.3-litres/100km.

Is it green?

Not rated, but possibly. Has engine stop/start, efficiency boosting technology but the older multipoint injection system wouldn't do the 220 any favours in this department.

Is it safe?

Five stars.

Is it comfortable?

Superbly. It marks a return to the French cars of old that had excellent road holding as well as a high degree of comfort. The GT220 is a bit of a sharp scalpel though - with a head nod to being a family five seat hatch. 

What's it like to drive?

Really good. We could live with a car like this because it covers a lot of bases. Five passengers can get in it, there's a decent boot, plenty of kick, quiet, smooth, well mannered. Looks great with the new corporate nose featuring that prominent Renault badge and those feline headlights.

Is it value for money?

Unequivocally. Will make buying a Golf GTi somewhat more difficult.

Pricing guides

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Range and Specs

(base) 2.0L, PULP, CVT AUTO $13,200 – 19,140 2014 Renault Megane 2014 (base) Pricing and Specs
CC Floride LE 2.0L, PULP, CVT AUTO $16,000 – 22,220 2014 Renault Megane 2014 CC Floride LE Pricing and Specs
Dynamique 2.0L, PULP, CVT AUTO $14,400 – 20,240 2014 Renault Megane 2014 Dynamique Pricing and Specs
Dynamique Summer Edition 2.0L, PULP, CVT AUTO $13,600 – 19,690 2014 Renault Megane 2014 Dynamique Summer Edition Pricing and Specs
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