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1999 Renault Megane vs. 2003 Renault Megane

To start off, 2003 Renault Megane is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Renault Megane would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Renault Megane (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2003 Renault Megane. (138 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 2003 Renault Megane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Renault Megane weights approximately 75 kg more than 1999 Renault Megane.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, both vehicles can yield 200 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Renault Megane 2003 Renault Megane
Make Renault Renault
Model Megane Megane
Year Released 1999 2003
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.8 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 11.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 1390 kg
Vehicle Length 4140 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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