Renault Megane Sport Tourer vs SEAT Exeo ST Askam-in-Furness
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Renault Megane Sport Tourer vs SEAT Exeo ST
If you have a growing family, space and flexibility will be your priorities when shopping for a new car. While the current generation of family hatches is better than ever, there is no substitute for cubic inches – and that’s where compact estates score.
With the arrival of the Renault Mégane Sport Tourer and SEAT’s Exeo ST, there’s now an enormous choice. The former is the latest addition to a large family car line-up, and promises to deliver a winning blend of everyday practicality and style. Our mid-range Mégane
Dynamique is priced at £19,585, and offers a healthy 1,567-litre maximum load capacity, while under the bonnet is a punchy 128bhp 1.9-litre diesel.
SEAT isn’t normally associated with estates – the sporty Spanish arm of the VW Group hasn’t offered a load carrier in its model range since the Cordoba Vario of the Nineties. So, with the new Exeo ST, the company is playing catch-up.
Helping SEAT’s cause is the fact its newcomer is based on Audi’s previous-generation A4 Avant. Bosses are hoping a mix of premium German engineering, Latin passion and value pricing will win customers over.
The question is, which of our pair puts the boot in best to claim top spot here?