Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCE Equilibre 5dr EDC Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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Renault Kadjar
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RRP £27,895What Car? Target Price£25,205
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

The entry-level trim comes with plenty of standard equipment, including 17in alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, a height-adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, electronically adjustable and heated wing mirrors, keyless entry and start, and a 7in touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, built-in TomTom Live sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

Buyer’s averse to choice will like the fact there’s only one engine in the Kadjar. It’s a 138bhp 1.3-litre that’s strong enough, feeling particularly gutsy from low revs and delivering its power in a smooth and predictable manner. Even so, a 0-62mph time of 9.8sec isn’t anything spectacular.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

472

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

140

g/km