Australian Renault Megane E-Tech 2023: how much luggage & shopping fits in the boot and frunk?

If you’re wondering how much boot and frunk storage space the Australian Renault Megane E-Tech 2023 model has, it’s listed as 440 litres cargo capacity but I found it did not fit in as many items as that number suggests.

While this car has a boot with a good total volume for its size of 440 litres, this doesn’t translate in being able to fit in or put in and take things out easily because the boot has a large lip and is shallow in depth to the back of car seats and narrows down from top to bottom.

In fact I was quite disappointed as the Renault Megane E-Tech 2023 stored less in the boot than my previous MG ZS EV 2023 boot space test (359 litres) and Hyundai Kona EV 2024 boot space test (407 litres).

I mention these EV models because the Renault Megane E-Tech 2023 fits less than the much cheaper MG ZS EV Excite and is more expensive than the new Hyundai Kona Electric 2024 Extended Range, while the Hyundai (tire included) and MG (tire optional) also manage to have enough space for a tire under the boot floor.

The unpowered tailgate of my media review loan car opened hatchback style to reveal the boot floor which if removed reveals 2 empty spaces divided up by foam lines and an included 10 amp standard domestic power socket charging cable.

There are cargo hooks in the top front corners of the boot.

The Renault Megane E-Tech 2023 model doesn’t shares it’s platform with fossil fuel cars but unfortunately is front wheel drive so you get no frunk at all under the bonnet as there’s no room.

Trying to fit in my test luggage revealed the main weaknesses of the Renault Megane E-Tech 2023 which is an impractical shape that isn’t deep enough and also at it’s minimum point not wide enough as well.

With the boot floor and foam underneath as standard I couldn’t fit in some of my test luggage and still be able to close the tailgate.

Trying again I removed the boot floor and the foam and this is what could fit while still being able to close the boot lid:

  • 2 x medium sized suitcases
  • 1 x carry on luggage
  • 1 x backpack
  • I could have also fitted in my 7m Type 2 to Type 2 cable in blue bag

My 2nd carry on luggage would have had to be kept on the rear passenger seats if this car was used for a long EV road trip.

On another occasion going shopping at ALDI I discovered my Rolser trolley couldn’t fit in sideways due to lack of boot width. I had to push the back seats down to fit in the trolley and create enough flat floor space to put shopping bags in without stacking them which could have damaged more fragile food.


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