Renault Kadjar hatchback running costs
The Kadjar undercuts its chief rival, the Nissan Qashqai, on price and many versions also emit less CO2, which means company car tax bills are some of the cheapest in the small SUV class. The 1.5 diesel is particularly attractive to business users.
Fuel economy also impresses, especially if you go for the 1.5-litre diesel. The Kadjar will lose value a little faster than the rival Qashqai, but not at such a rate that will worry most buyers.
Some seriously attractive PCP finance deals are available, thanks in part to generous deposit contributions that are routinely offered. As a result, the Kadjar offers lower monthly repayments than the rival Qashqai in most cases.
Renault Kadjar hatchback equipment
Even entry-level Play models get essentials such as air-con, cruise control, a 7.0in infotainment system and LED daytime running lights. However, we reckon Iconic trim is the best value; it adds the sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors and a rear view camera.
Upgrading to S-Edition gets you some extra luxuries such as LED headlights, sportier looking upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. Meanwhile, range-topping GT-Line trim adds heated front seats, a 360-degree parking camera, a blind spot warning system and puddle lamps.
Renault Kadjar hatchback reliability
Surprisingly, despite the fact that the Kadjar's oily bits are shared with the notoriously unreliable Nissan Qashqai, the Kadjar actually placed fifth out of 15 other family SUVs in our annual reliability survey earning it an impressive four stars.
Renault provides a four-year, 100,000-mile warranty as standard, which is better than the three-year, 60,000-mile cover provided by most rivals. You also get four years of roadside assistance, with European cover for the first three but only UK cover in the final year.
Renault Kadjar hatchback safety and security
Every Kadjar come with six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring and a full suite of stability and traction aids as standard. All but entry-level models come with a lane departure warning system and traffic sign recognition, too. However, blindspot monitoring and automatic emergency braking is available only on the range-topping (and pricey) GT Line trim. You can choose to add it as an option but, again, only on Signature trims.
Euro NCAP awarded the Kadjar five stars (out of five) for safety, which is the same score as the rival Nissan Qashqai achieved (albeit under an older, less stringent set of criteria).
A space-saver spare wheel is optional across the range (a tyre inflation kit is standard). An alarm and engine immobiliser are fitted to every version, and they clearly do their job because Thatcham awarded the Kadjar five stars (out of five) for guarding against being stolen and four stars for resisting being broken in to.
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