The Renault Clio is a stylish and good value for money supermini with a large sense of style. On the the other hand, the Renault Megane is a more upmarket model that is comfortable, practical and well equipt. Which Renault will win as being the best hatchback? Read more below to find out!
The Renault Clio is known for its sense of style, its bold nose and curves make it distinctive, modern and classy. In 2016, in received a facelift refreshing the exterior, new infotainment system, LED lights, new colours and fresh alloy wheels. The range starts with the basic Expression trim, then moves up with the Play, Dynamique Nav, Urban Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav with the basic price starting at £12,000 raising to £18,000. A seven-inch touchscreen Media Nav system is standard on the Dynamique, Dynamique S and Signature models. The interior space has been made larger than previous Clio models with plenty storage space in the cabin and user-friendly functions. The entry level engine lacks a bit or refinement but the 898cc TCe three-cylinder turbo has 89bph and 135 torque. For motorway driving the 1.6dCi diesel model is the best and smoothest. All in all, the Clio is easy to drive, full of fun, great for the economy and cheap to insure.
This family hatchback is hard to beat, its stylish, desirable, built well, efficient and easy to drive. Since 2018, there is just three specs: Play, Iconic and GT Line with all cars now featuring Sat Nav as standard as well as Apple Play and Android, Cruise Control, LED lights and keyless entry. There are just two types of engines, one petrol and one diesel. The interior of the Megane is robustly built with clean lines and a sizeable amount of legroom. Both the 1.2 TCe 130 petrol and diesel 1.5 dCi comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The basic engines are punchy and responsive when motorway driving. Overall, the Megane is solid and well-built with some fantastic standard features such as the touchscreen display.
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