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Renault KADJAR DIESEL HATCHBACK 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr

Stock Offer Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
Stock Offer Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
Stock Offer Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
Stock Offer Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
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Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr
Renault KADJAR 1.5 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG62.80
  • 0-62mph11.7 secs
  • Top Speed117 mph
  • C02113 g/km
  • BHP115
  • Torque192 lbs/f
  • P11D29%

Review

Renault's Kadjar is a family-shaped mid-sized SUV model that's smart, sensible and, in its way, quite aspirational. As before, this lightly revised version has been developed from much of the same technology that brought us the segment-leading Nissan Qashqai. It's certainly a more interesting family choice than that Focus-class hatch you might have been considering - and there's the option of 4WD if you want some substance to go with the style.

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Renault's Kadjar mid-sized SUV is the big brother to the company's Captur model and has been usefully improved in this revised form. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Background

That name first. That had us all guessing. North African tribe? Middle Eastern trade wind? Wrong and wrong. Apparently it's one of those portmanteau French words where 'Kad' is inspired by the world 'quad' (the casual term for a four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle) and 'Jar' is a reference to the French words 'agile' and 'jaillir,' which means to 'emerge quickly'. Still, this is the crew who brought us Kangoos and Twizys, so perhaps it's best not to linger. It's pretty easy to position just what this car is though. Big brother to the smaller Captur crossover, slightly more compact than the bigger Koleos crossover, it's spun off the same platform as alliance partner Nissan's huge-selling Qashqai. Renault reckons there's enough room in the market to go poaching sales from the likes of Volkswagen, Kia and Toyota rather than merely cannibalise Qashqai sales. Let's take a look and see if they're still onto something with this revised model.

Driving Experience

The key change here is the addition of two fresh engines to the range. Well actually, they're now the only engines available in the range, though each can be had in a couple of states of tune. The first unit is the one you might be primarily drawn to given the current zeitgeist, a 1.3-litre four cylinder Tce petrol unit putting out either 140 or 160hp. This powerplant is a decent improvement on its 1.2-litre predecessor and develops its pulling power from low down, which should make town driving easier. Rest to 62mph in a Tce 140 derivative takes 10.4s en route to 126mph - or 9.6s if you opt for the extra-cost EDC automatic version. The Tce 160 variant (which can only be had in manual form), manages 62mph from rest in 9.9s on the way to 130mph. If you fancy a diesel, you'll be directed towards a 1.5-litre Blue dCi unit offering either 115 or 150hp. Again, it's the lower-powered unit that offers the EDC automatic option. A manual 1.5 dCi 115 variant manages 62mph from rest in 11.7s en route to 117mph. As before, the basic suspension set-up (like virtually all the engineering) is carried over from this model's cousin, the Nissan Qashqai, albeit with some Renault-specific tuning. It makes a Kadjar manoeuvrable in town, with a tight 10.72m turning circle, and the driving position has been designed to mirror that of a typical saloon, rather than a high-set 4x4. The front-wheel drive versions are fitted with an 'Extended Grip' system, which is claimed to enhance grip on low-traction surfaces. Four wheel drive is only available on the top 150hp diesel model. The all-wheel-drive system offers three specific modes: Auto, Lock and FWD. If you do choose to take the Kadjar off the beaten track, a 19cm high ground clearance lends it some ability, while front and rear skid plates will help if the 18 degree approach and 25 degree departure angles prove insufficient.

Design and Build

Unlike you happen to be a Renault sales person or an owner of the original version of this car, you'll struggle to notice any changes made to the exterior. So, as before, the Kadjar looks like a scaled-up version of Renault's smaller Captur SUV - which is no bad thing. Of more importance is the news that the interior of this car has been treated to a much-needed re-fettling. The fascia has been given a new 7.0-inch centre-dash touchscreen that's a big improvement on what was offered before. There are smarter instrument cluster displays too. Otherwise, things are much as before, with an underlying structure shared with this model's Renault Alliance cousin, the Nissan Qashqai. It's slightly more spacious in the back than that car mind you. And the boot is a useful 42-litres bigger than a Qashqai's at 472-litres to the tonneau cover. You get handles that drop the rear seats in their 60/40 split, an organiser that prevents your shopping spilling all over the boot when you corner and a split level load floor. There's also 30-litres of oddments storage around the cabin and the front passenger seat can even be folded to use as an impromptu table.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at just over £20,500 and runs up to £30,000, so conforms to the class norm. There's the choice of four trim levels - 'Play', 'Iconic', 'S-Edition' and 'GT Line'. Even the base 'Play'-trimmed versions are well equipped, with 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, front fog lights, auto headlamps and wipers and rear parking sensors. Inside, all models get Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone-mirroring marshalled by a 7-inch centre-dash screen. There's also cruise control, automatic climate control and a synthetic leather steering wheel, plus an electronic parking brake, large cupholders, a sliding armrest and ambient lighting. Move up to an 'Iconic' model and you get 19-inch wheels, front parking sensors, a reversing camera, roof bars and navigation. The 'S-Edition' versions get full-LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear skid plates and special seat stitching. And the top 'GT Line' derivatives vcome with full-leather upholstery, heated front seats and a 360-degree surround view camera system.

Cost of Ownership

As we've said, the 1.3-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines that feature in the Kadjar are the same as those used by the similar Qashqai - and of course get much the same excellent efficiency figures. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit is the engine to choose if you feel that fuel station pasties and chocolate bars are sabotaging your fitness regime. This gets 65.7 miles per gallon and 134g/km of CO2 - and the 150hp version of this diesel isn't that much worse. Go for the petrol 1.3-litre TCe 140 variant and you'll manage 134g/km of CO2 and 47.9mpg on the combined cycle. All versions provide the peace of mind of Renault's 4+ warranty and assistance package. The car is protected against defects recognised by Renault for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). In the event of a breakdown, Renault provides emergency roadside repairs or towing to the nearest dealer 24/7 every day of the year, plus three years' European cover. There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years' cover against corrosion. Servicing is required once a year or every 18,000 miles.

Summary

There are advantages to turning up late to any party and the Kadjar has made the very most of them, especially in this improved form. Building on the market credibility the brand has already earned with its smaller Captur Crossover model, it takes pretty much everything that's good about the segment-leading Nissan Qashqai and clothes those elements in a sleek, slightly more spacious package that's a little more affordably priced. Other competitors aren't as easy on the eye and nearly all struggle to match this Renault when it comes to issues like running costs and practicality. This Renault may not be the 'ultimate urban adventurer' the ads claim, but it's the kind of car that really could add a more appealing dimension to family travel.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adamantium front and rear skid plates
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights
Automatic high/low beam
Automatic windscreen wipers with variable speed adjustment
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Bodyside mouldings with chrome inserts
Chrome fog light surround
Chrome front grille
Chrome roof rails
Chrome window surround
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
Fixed panoramic glass sunroof
Flank protection
Front and rear electric windows
Front and rear towing rings
Heated rear windscreen
Integrated C shape indicators with side repeaters
Integrated fuel filler cap
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lamps with cornering function
LED high and low beam headlights with LED turn indicators
Rear wiper
Shark fin antenna
Side and boot kick plates
Interior Features
Leather upholstery with synthetic leather headrest
12v socket in front
3 height adjustable rear headrests
3 seat rear bench
60/40 split folding rear seat
Accessory power point
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Air recirculation system
Centre rear armrest with cup holder
Driver and front passenger seat cushion extension
Driver sunblind with illuminated mirror and ticket holder
Driver's seat with lumbar adjustment
Driver/passenger reading lights
Dual zone automatic climate control
Easy life quick folding rear seat
Electric adjust driver's seat
Front courtesy lights
Front footwell illumination
Front/rear floor mats
Heated front seats
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated boot
Illuminated centre console
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on outer rear seats
Leather steering wheel
Multi positional boot floor
Pollen filter
Rear courtesy lights
Rear passenger air vents
Sliding front centre armrest
Storage glovebox
Wheels
Tyre inflation kit
19" Poseidon diamond cut alloy wheels
Driver Convenience
Blind spot warning with lateral sensors
Cruise control + speed limiter
Digital speedometer with 7 TFT screen
Door/boot open warning light
Eco mode
Exterior temperature indicator
Gear change indicator
Hands free parking system with 360 degree parking sensors
Lane departure warning system
Low fuel level warning light
Multi function trip computer
Oil level gauge
Over speed and traffic sign recognition
PAS
R-Link 2 Multimedia system + 7" touchscreen, TomTom + West European Map, DAB/FM/AM radio, bluetooth + hands free, USB/AUX, voice control
Rev counter
Smartphone integration
Entertainment
Bose sound system with 7 speakers/digital amplifier + 1 Subwoofer
Fingertip controls for audio system
Two rear USB sockets
Safety
ABS/EBD
Advanced emergency braking system
Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags
Electronic parking brake
ESP with ASR and UCL (understeer control logical)
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front lateral airbags
Front seat belts warning
Height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
Hill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Rear seatbelt warning indicator
Side impact protection
Three point rear center seatbelt
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
3 Button retractable key
Anti-drill door locks/ignition barrel
Deadlocks
Insurance approved Cat 1 alarm system
Insurance Approved Immobiliser
Key card hands free with walk away lock function
RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device)
Remote central locking
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 113
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1461
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 76
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 80.5
Engine Code K9K
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 8
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 62.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 68.9
EC Urban (mpg) 55.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 4.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 55.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 60.1
General
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 115
Coin Description Blue dCi
Coin Series GT Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 17E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.7
Engine Power - BHP 115
Engine Power - KW 85
Engine Power - RPM 3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
Engine Torque - MKG 26.5
Engine Torque - NM 260
Engine Torque - RPM 2000
Top Speed 117
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style POSEIDON
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1607
Height (including roof rails) 1613
Length 4489
Wheelbase 2646
Width 1836
Width (including mirrors) 2058
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 55
Gross Vehicle Weight 1978
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1478
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 472
Max. Loading Weight 550
Max. Roof Load 72
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1350
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1428
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.72

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