Accessibility & Motability
Usability for people with disability or their carers
Motability - Access
The Renault Kadjar stacks up well as a Motability candidate. Its doors open to a wider-than-average angle of 68 degrees, allowing you to get nice and close to the car when getting in, even if you’re in a wheelchair. Once you’re in, Renault has even been thoughtful enough to place the door pulls right at the fronts of the door trims, so you don’t have too far to stretch to reach them, even when the doors are fully open.
Further good news comes in the form of the door sills. The tops of these sit 424mm from the road – decently low for the class (the Jeep Compass’s sills are almost 60mm higher than the Kadjar’s). There’s a small 92mm drop to the Kadjar’s floor, too, which means you don’t have to lift your feet too high when getting out.
The boot sill, meanwhile, is 757mm from the ground, which is just about the right height for sliding in awkward items.
Motability - Ease of use and options
There’s only one engine option – a 138bhp 1.3-litre petrol – available through Motability, so it’s just as well that it’s a cracker. It’s strong and smooth and is matched well with the quick-shifting automatic gearbox.
All versions of the Kadjar have parking sensors front and rear, plus a rear-view camera, so parking should be no trouble at all. Techno trim replaces the parking sensors with 360-degree sensors.