Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Renault Kadjar undercuts the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq on list price, and healthy discounts are available through our New Car Deals service. However, resale values aren’t great, and that hurts the monthly PCP cost for the Kadjar because future values are taken into consideration. As it stands, both those rivals cost less per month, while the much pricier VW Tiguan (if bought outright) is only slightly more on PCP.
At least when it comes to CO2 emissions and fuel economy, the Kadjar is competitive. The sole petrol engine has a combined figure of 44.8mpg, which is on a par with the majority of its equivalent petrol competitors. You’ll need to turn to the hybrid Toyota C-HR to do better. The C-HR is also better for company car buyers because of its lower emissions, but again, the Kadjar mixes well with fellow petrol rivals.
Despite sharing oily bits with the second-generation Qashqai, the Kadjar fared marginally better in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey. Renault came a lowly 30th out of 31 manufacturers, though, beating only Land Rover.
Fortunately, every new Renault carries a five-year warranty. There’s no mileage limit for the first two years, but a 100,000 limit applies after that. You also get three years (or 60,000 miles) of roadside assistance cover.
That beats the three-year warranties of most rivals, but isn’t quite as generous as Hyundai’s five-year/unlimited mileage policy, Kia’s seven-year/100,000 mile package or Toyota’s 10-year/100,000 mile warranty.