The Renault Kadjar is a great all-rounder that easily takes on the rest of the family SUV class. The Nissan Qashqai still pips it in a few areas, such as ride quality and interior finish, but the Kadjar fights back with cheaper running costs and much better reliability. We recommend sticking with the entry-level petrol, and going for Iconic trim for a good balance of power and tech at a reasonable price.get the best price
Trim: GT Line
Range-topping GT Line trim adds heated front seats, BOSE seven-speaker sound system, emergency brake assist, blind spot warning system and puddle lamps.
Engine: 1.3 TCE 160
You don’t necessarily need to upgrade to this more powerful 158bhp version of the 1.3-litre engine, although it’s less than £1000 more and won’t have a detrimental effect on the running costs.