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Renault Kadjar
21 Dec 2015 15:40 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:25

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Welcome to a French take on the hugely popular Nissan Qashqai – the equally intriguingly named Renault Kadjar.

As a small SUV, the Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same platform and engines.

This means Kadjar buyers can choose from turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels, although the 1.6 is the only option if you want four-wheel drive.

In terms of interior space, the Kadjar and Qashqai are closely matched, and both offer a high-riding driving postion that gives you a good view down the road. However, the Kadjar's styling is closer to that of its smaller SUV sibling, the Renault Captur.

Read on over the next few pages for our definitive 16-point verdict on the Renault Kadjar, and to see whether you should choose it over the Qashqai. Plus, we'll look at which versions make most sense.


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There are 5 trims available for the Kadjar Hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Signature S Nav
This range-topping gets everything that comes as standard on the Signature model, but also adds a reversing camera, blind-spot monitoring, heated leather seats and even a self-parking system. It's...View trim
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Dynamique S Nav
Worth considering if you want a more upmarket feel. Includes parking sensors, part-synthetic leather upholstery, electrically folding and heated door mirrors, easy-folding rear seats and 19in alloy...View trim
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This entry-level trim is reasonably well equipped with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, air-conditioning, cruise control and alloy wheels all fitted as standard. It's worth stepping up to Dynamique Nav if y...View trim
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Signature Nav
This trim gets you a panoramic glass roof, leather seats, LED headlights and a powerful Bose sound system. You can also add blind-spot monitoring as an option, a safety feature that isn’t available...View trim
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Dynamique Nav
Gets a 7.0in colour touchscreen and sat-nav system as standard, as well as dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition. The only thin...View trim
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