DEMONSTRATOR MODEL (Mileage subject to change) - Fitted with Audio system with touch screen and radio receives AM/FM, digital and RDS colour screen, Eight Bose speakers including subwoofer, Satellite navigation system with colour, 7.0 inch display, touch screen, 3D and voice and traffic information, Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming, Automatic air conditioning with two climate control zones, Central door locking, Cruise control, Stability controlsystem, Front and rear radar-type parking distance sensors, LED low beam LED high beam headlights with ellipsoidal lenses, Electronic traction control, Brake assist system, Energy recuperation.
Diesel 62.8 combined MPG
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This our Low Mileage Kadjar comes in Flame Red Metallic Paint and fitted with Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Connection and USB, Parking Sensors and much more.
CO2: 117 g/km
Emissions and Fuel
* Price does not include road fund license
Fitted with Audio system with touch screen ; radio receives AM/FM, digital and RDS colour screen, Eight Bose speakers including subwoofer, Satellite navigation system with colour, 7.0 inch display, touch screen, 3D and voice and traffic information, Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming, Automatic air conditioning with two climate control zones, Central door locking, Cruise control, Stability controlsystem, Front and rear radar-type parking distance sensors, LED low beam LED high beam headlights with ellipsoidal lenses, Electronic traction control, Brake assist system, Energy recuperation.
|Badge Engine CC:||1.6|
|Based On ID:||N|
|Coin Series:||Signature Nav|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||18E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||89|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||81|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||74|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||71|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||18000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||100000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||4|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||80|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||79.5|
|Engine Code:||R9M 414|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||COMMON RAIL|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||62.8|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||68.9|
|EC Urban (mpg):||55.4|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||9.9|
|Engine Power - BHP:||130|
|Engine Power - KW:||96|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||4000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||236|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||32.6|
|Engine Torque - NM:||320|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||1750|
|Tyre Size Front:||225/45 R19|
|Tyre Size Rear:||225/45 R19|
|Tyre Size Spare:||TYRE REPAIR KIT|
|Wheel Type:||19" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||1613|
|Width (including mirrors):||2058|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||55|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||1972|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1478|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||472|
|Max. Loading Weight:||543|
|Max. Roof Load:||75|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||1800|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||750|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||10.72|
The Kadjar is Renault's first credible family-sized Crossover model and you have to have it in 1.6-litre dCi 130 form if you want it with 4WD. That's the engine Car & Driving's experts look at here.
Renault's Kadjar is a family-sized Crossover model that's smart, sensible and, in its way, quite aspirational. Developed from much of the same technology that brought us the segment-leading Nissan Qashqai, it's certainly a more interesting family choice than that Focus-class hatch you might have been considering and, in top 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel guise, there's the option of 4WD if you want some substance to go with the style.
For a long time, Renault was never able to offer us a class-competitive family-sized Crossover model. Here's the car that puts that right, the Kadjar. At first glance, many dismissed this car merely as a Nissan Qashqai with a Renault re-style but there's much more to this Crossover than that. Though the two vehicles do share 60% of their parts, Renault claims that 95% of what you see and feel in a Kadjar is completely new. It's certainly sharply styled and is able to offer a bigger boot than its Nissan counterpart. There's more affordable pricing too, especially when it comes to more powerful engines and the option of four wheel drive. Sounds promising doesn't it? Time to put this car to the test in 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel form.
This, we're told, is the 'ultimate urban adventurer'. It certainly a good indicator as to just how far this class of car has come. Larger Crossovers have always been lighter and less clunky than proper SUVs but they've still tended to be a little compromised in comparison to the conventional family hatchbacks they're usually based upon. This one irons away many of these issues. Like all the best family Crossover models, this Kadjar requires very little acclimatisation once you set off behind the wheel. Unless you really start to throw the thing around, you'll find that it handles just like any ordinary family hatchback and rides probably better than most of them. If you want responsive power on tap - or the option of 4WD - then you'll need to stretch to the top 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel unit that we're testing here. This puts out a useful 320Nm of torque and makes 62mph from rest in 9.9s en route to 118mph. Those are figures that slightly deteriorate if you opt for this variant with 4WD, but the extra tractional benefits of an all-wheel-driven version will be well worth having in the winter months. This is one of those on-demand set-ups that can transfer up to 50% of power rearwards should a loss of traction demand it.
So. What do we have here? A Nissan Qashqai with a Renault re-style? Or something more? The Kadjar certainly shares much with its Japanese design stablemate, primarily its 'CMF' 'Common Module Family' platform and most of its engine technology. Many though, will think this to be a more sleekly-styled car and it's certainly a more practical one, with a rear overhang lengthened to deal with the Qashqai's biggest problem, a lack of bootspace. The result is an appealing package that at first glance, seems to deliver everything that a modern Crossover of this kind should offer. The fascia is neatly executed with decent materials choices, but there's nothing about it that immediately smacks of Renault. Some might see that as a good thing given some of the wacky cabins Renault has delivered in recent memory, and there's nothing here that's going to put off those looking for a smart and presentable driving environment. The boot is a useful 42-litres bigger than a Qashqai's at 472-litres to the tonneau cover. You get handles that drop the rear seats in their 60/40 split, an organiser that prevents your shopping spilling all over the boot when you corner and a split level load floor. There's also 30-litres of oddments storage around the cabin and the front passenger seat can even be folded to use as an impromptu table.
Kadjar pricing sits in the £18,000 to £27,000 bracket but for this dCi 130 diesel variant, you'll need to budget from around £23,000 and allow a further £1,500 if you want all-wheel traction. There's a choice of 'Dynamique Nav', 'Dynamique S Nav' and 'Signature Nav' grades. Whichever one you go for, equipment includes alloy wheels of at least 17-inches in size, roof rails and chromed inserts in the car's bodyside mouldings. Plus buyers also get a hands-free keycard, dual-zone climate control, rear privacy glass, auto headlamps and wipers and a leather-covered steering wheel. Most importantly, the car comes with an 'R-link 2' infotainment system complete with satellite navigation, the set-up accessible via a 7-inch colour touchscreen that also works a higher-quality Arkamys 3D sound system. 'Dynamique Nav' trim, we think, represents the sweet spot in the range: settle at this level in the line-up and the only other thing you might want to do is to pay a little extra for two key practical Kadjar features, the adjustable-height boot floor and the 'one-touch' easy-folding rear seats. Safety-wise, there's a 'Visio Pack' which gives you three things: a 'traffic sign recognition' system that pictures traffic signs as you pass and displays them on the dash; a 'lane departure warning' system that stops dozy drivers who might be veering out of their lanes on the highway; and an 'automatic high/low beam' system that automatically dips your headlights for you at night in the face of oncoming traffic.
With this pokier 1.6-litre dCi 130 diesel derivative, the running cost figures are 64.2mpg and 116g/km on 17-inch wheels, though inevitably, that showing takes a hit if you specify the 4WD version. Even though the traction system in question is part-time and only gives you four driven wheels when low grip levels demand it, the extra mechanicals carry a 107kg weight penalty, which means that the running cost figures deteriorate to 58.8mpg and 126g/km of CO2 on 17-inch wheels. Enough on efficiency figures; what about the other costs of running this car - depreciation for example? Given that Renault's previous contender in this category, the Koleos of 2008, shed value like a stone, potential Kadjar buyers might be forgiven for harbouring some concerns in this area. Apparently, though, they needn't worry. Independent experts CAP reckon that this fresh design will be viewed very differently by the market, thanks to good looks and that Qashqai heritage. As a result, lower-order versions may well retain up to 47% of their original value after the industry-standard three year/60,000 mile ownership period, which isn't far off what you'd get from established respected family Crossovers like Mazda's CX-5 and Ford's Kuga. Plusher Kadjars sit in the 42 to 45% bracket - still a very reasonable showing given Renault's relative lack of track record in this segment.
In summary? Well you could say that it would have been difficult for Renault to fail with this Crossover, given the proven underpinnings it's based upon. The French brand though, has had the right ingredients for a car of this kind for some time but simply hasn't managed to blend them into the kind of finished product that buyers in this segment really want. The Scenic RX4 of 2000 and the Koleos model of 2008 were both false starts in this regard but with this Kadjar, the pieces really seem to fit, especially in this top dCi 130 guise. It may not be the 'ultimate urban adventurer' but it's the kind of car that really could add a more appealing dimension to family travel.
Renault's Kadjar crossover is the big brother to the Captur. The French company might have been late to this game but it's catching up fast and is contining to strengthen the model line-up. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.
The Renault Kadjar has proved to be a strong proposition for Renault in the family Crossover market, firing a broadside at the likes of the Mazda CX-5, the Volkswagen T-ROC and the Hyundai Tucson. It's a good-looking thing based on the same running gear as its alliance sibling, the Nissan Qashqai and offered in either front or all-wheel drive.
That name first. That had us all guessing. North African tribe? Middle Eastern trade wind? Wrong and wrong. Apparently it's one of those portmanteau French words where 'Kad' is inspired by the world 'quad' (the casual term for a four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle) and 'Jar' is a reference to the French words 'agile' and 'jaillir,' which means to 'emerge quickly'. Still, this is the crew who brought us Kangoos and Twizys, so perhaps it's best not to linger. It's pretty easy to position just what this car is though. Big brother to the smaller Captur crossover, slightly more compact than the bigger Koleos crossover, it's spun off the same platform as alliance partner Nissan's huge-selling Qashqai. Renault reckons there's enough room in the market to go poaching sales from the likes of Volkswagen, Kia and Toyota rather than merely cannibalise Qashqai sales. Let's take a look and see if they're onto something.
The Kadjar runs on what they call the CMF-C/D platform, terminology which might make as little sense to you as the name 'Kadjar'. In fact, it references Renault and Nissan's largest shared modular chassis. This model uses much the same 1.5 and 1.6-litre turbodiesel engines seen in the Qashqai, the 1.5-litre unit developing 110bhp and offering the option of 'X-Tronic' EDC twin clutch automatic transmission. And the 1.6-litre unit offering 130bhp and alone offering the option of 4WD. There's also a 1.2-litre 130bhp TCe petrol option for those wanting it, this also available with the 'X-Tronic' EDC automatic gearbox. Plus a 165bhp turbocharged 1.6-litre TCe petrol unit too. The basic suspension setup is also carried over from the Qashqai, albeit with some Renault-specific tuning. It's manoeuvrable in town, with a tight 10.72m turning circle and the driving position has been designed to mirror that of a typical saloon, rather than a high-set 4x4. It's not designed for anything too serious off-road but is still offered in both front and all-wheel drive guises. The front-wheel drive versions are fitted with an 'Extended Grip' system, which is claimed to enhance grip on low-traction surfaces. The all-wheel-drive system offers three specific modes: Auto, Lock and FWD. If you do choose to take the Kadjar off the beaten track, a 19cm high ground clearance lends it some ability, while front and rear skid plates will help if the 18 degree approach and 25 degree departure angles prove insufficient.
Surprise, surprise - the Kadjar looks for all the world like a scaled-up Captur, which in itself is no bad thing. There are the same deeply sculpted flanks and familiar Renault family face. It's much the same size as a Qashqai, as you'd expect, although the French proudly point out that's it's bigger in its exterior dimensions The Kadjar is quite a bit larger than the Qashqai, at 4.45m long, 1.84m wide and is 1.6m high. The fascia is neatly executed with decent materials choices, but there's nothing about it that immediately smacks of Renault. Some might see that as a good thing given some of the wacky cabins Renault has delivered in recent memory, and there's nothing here that's going to put off those looking for a smart and presentable driving environment. The boot is a useful 42-litres bigger than a Qashqai's at 472-litres to the tonneau cover. You get handles that drop the rear seats in their 60/40 split, an organiser that prevents your shopping spilling all over the boot when you corner and a split level load floor. There's also 30-litres of oddments storage around the cabin and the front passenger seat can even be folded to use as an impromptu table. The Kadjar is a car that Renault has really big plans for. UK versions are built in Palencia in Spain, but Asian-spec models are the first Renault vehicles to be manufactured in China.
Pricing is pitched just above that of Renault's smaller Captur crossover to a level that's pretty comparable with the Nissan Qashqai this car is based upon. That means a starting price of around £18,000 and five trim levels - 'Expression+', 'Dynamique Nav', 'Dynamique S Nav', 'Signature Nav' and 'Signature S Nav'. Core features on Expression+ include an automatic electronic parking brake, front foglights, LED daytime running lamps, tinted windows, a 7-inch TFT instrument panel with digital speedometer, all-round electric windows, driver's seat height adjustment, air conditioning, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls and an AUX input. As for connectivity, the easy-to-use R-Link 2 system is fitted to all models above 'Expression+'. Standard safety features include ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, electronic stability control with traction and understeer control, cruise control, speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats. All versions have gravel, dust and rain protection kits, while for comfort and convenience there is an accessory power point, a 12-volt front socket, a trip computer, two-way adjustable steering column and an exterior temperature indicator.
As we've said, the 1.5 and 1.6-litre diesel engines that feature in the Kadjar are the same as those used by the similar Qashqai - and of course get much the same excellent efficiency figures. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit is the engine to choose if you feel that fuel station pasties and chocolate bars are sabotaging your fitness regime. This gets 74.3 miles per gallon and 99g/km of CO2 - and the 1.6-litre diesel isn't that much worse. Here, you get 113g/km and 65.7mpg if you go for a manual front-wheel drive version, with an equivalent four-wheel drive car registering 126g/km and 58.8mpg. Go for the petrol 1.2-litre Tce 130 variant and you'll manage 126g/km of CO2 and 50.4mpg on the combined cycle. All versions provide the peace of mind of Renault's 4+ warranty and assistance package. The car is protected against defects recognised by Renault for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). In the event of a breakdown, Renault provides emergency roadside repairs or towing to the nearest dealer 24/7 every day of the year, plus three years' European cover. There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years' cover against corrosion. Servicing is required once a year or every 18,000 miles.
The success of the Nissan Qashqai has been a phenomenon and it seems bizarre that partner Renault was for so long left out in the cold for with no spin-off Crossover vehicle of its own. The Kadjar is a case of 'better late than never' and while there is the chance that it will scavenge a few Nissan sales, Renault firmly believes that it'll be sufficiently strong to purloin more than a few orders from Kia, Volkswagen and other makers of medium-sized crossovers. We wouldn't bet against it. Cars in this class are largely bought on styling and image and, wacky name aside, the Kadjar looks to have both of those things well accounted for. It's certainly a more confident, adventurous-looking thing than the Qashqai on which it's based. With Renault's usual palette of strident paint finishes and slick personalisation options, if the marketing is right, the orders will come.
Mr Wayne Greenhalgh - 15/01/2018, owner of a Renault Kadjar Dynamique S Nav Dc
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Mr John Walker - 16/06/2017, owner of a Renault Kadjar Dynamique Nav Dci
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Jeanette Dacosta - 03/04/2017, owner of a Renault Kadjar Diesel Hatchback 1.5 dCi Dynamique S Nav 5dr
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