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Renault Megane

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
37
Front: 15.8
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 3
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
39
PEDESTRIAN
**
11


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Romer BabySafe Plus, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Romer DUO ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Tested modelRenault Megane 1.5 DCI 'Expression', LHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1292kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Meganes

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact, the windscreen pillar being displaced rearwards by only 10mm after the test. The car scored maximum points for its protection of the passenger. Dummy readings indicated that the car provided good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Renault showed that similar protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions.

Side impact
The Megane scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests.

Child occupant
The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. A permanently attached label clearly warns of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint without first disabling the airbag. Since Euro NCAP's tests, the design of the ISOFIX anchorage in the rear outboard seats has been improved and is fitted to all customers' cars.

Pedestrian
The front edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs. The head of a struck adult or child would be offered predominantly poor protection by the bonnet.

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