2019 Renault Megane Rs Simply when it appears the automotive business has lost its way with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automobile has been the 2019 Renault Megane Rs.
Often derided by enthusiasts as home equipment, the no-frills commuter automotive gets the vast majority of shoppers the place they want to go within the method they need to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 Renault Megane Rs does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten just a little nuts: the typical transaction worth for a new vehicle is greater than $37,000, in line with Kelley Blue Book. Easy in charge the automakers on this period of no accountability but we are the ones paying these giant prices for giant automobiles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just below $23,000, the 2019 Renault Megane Rs puts every greenback to purposeful use.
Regardless that it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Renault Megane Rs blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it seems to be extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too arduous to be totally different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is extra streamlined and less angry, and the entire look is smoother front to back. But nonetheless, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Renault Megane Rs in the US is constructed on Toyota’s twenty years of success with hybrid powertrains. It uses the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the mounted ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system uses exhaust warmth to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which could possibly be important for cold-weather consumers wary of the cold vary loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical car.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot because the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a surprising little bit of pop. Extra importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg combined, same as hybrid variations of the Honda Perception, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For traditional hybrids without a plug, the 2019 Renault Megane Rs trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around town, with the electronically managed brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Renault Megane Rs averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps conserve power underneath low throttle up to about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there’s enough cost in the battery.
The battery is situated under the rear seat, so you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an even load floor. Rear seat room is adequate sufficient to suit two teenagers, and general it felt roomy sufficient for a family of four.
The only trim within the Hybrid comes standard with Toyota Security Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works both at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a stop. It additionally comes with the eight-inch touch display with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to stay aggressive.
Priced at only $3,000 more than the 2019 Renault Megane Rs and $1,200 less than a equally equipped Honda Perception (EX trim), the 2019 Renault Megane Rs is the superbly practical, remarkably reasonable around-town automobile.
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