Not to be left behind in this modern world of SUV-stardom, Renault has followed in the footsteps of, well, every other manufacturer, by creating a rounded, three-tier SUV selection to cater for every need. The Renault Kadjar sits neatly between the smaller Captur and bigger Koleos among the French brand’s SUV offerings, and does a good job at smartly bridging the gap between the two.
Beneath the surface, the Kadjar has much in common with the Nissan Qashqai, including its 1.3-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. Despite sharing a bloodline, the two are also close rivals in the family SUV market, which also includes the Skoda Karoq, Seat Ateca and Kia Sportage.
Four trim levels are available; even base trim gets a lot of standard equipment, with specification getting ever more generous as you go up through the range.
While its exterior styling has a close family resemblance to that of its smaller Renault Captur SUV sibling, the Kadjar has more interior space and plenty of useable boot space to cater for everyday family needs. And, of course, there's also a high-riding driving position that gives you a good view down the road,
Read on over the next few pages for our definitive 16-point verdict on the Renault Kadjar, and to see how it fares against the Karoq and other rivals. And if you do decide to buy one, make sure to head over to our New Car Buying page to check out the great deals we have on any size of SUV you fancy.