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RENAULT KADJAR HATCHBACK

1.3 TCE Iconic 5dr

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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, 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

There are now just two engines on offer. 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 140hp. 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. If you fancy a diesel, you'll be directed towards a 1.5-litre Blue dCi unit offering either 115hp. Again, there's an 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. This model is now front-wheel drive only, but all versions are fitted with an 'Extended Grip' system, which is claimed to enhance grip on low-traction surfaces. A reasonably high 19cm ground clearance is loftier than some rivals, while the 'GT Line' model's 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 £25,000 and runs up to £30,000, so conforms to the class norm. There's the choice of three trim levels - 'Iconic', 'S Edition' and 'GT Line'. All variants get 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. The 'Iconic' model offers 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 come 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. 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.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency47.90mpg
Emissions
Emissions145.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed124mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Digital speedometer with 7 TFT screen
  • Door/boot open warning light
  • Eco mode
  • Exterior temperature indicator
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera
  • Gear change indicator
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Low fuel level warning light
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Oil level gauge
  • 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 with Apple CarPlay and Android auto

Entertainment

  • 4x35W speakers with 3D sound
  • Fingertip controls for audio system
  • Two rear USB sockets

Exterior Features

  • 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 roof rails
  • Chrome window surround
  • Day/night rear view mirror
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front and rear towing rings
  • Front fog lamps with cornering function
  • Halogen headlights
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Integrated C shape indicators with side repeaters
  • Integrated fuel filler cap
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear fog light
  • Rear wiper
  • Shark fin antenna

Interior Features

  • 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 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
  • Faux leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Front courtesy lights
  • Front footwell illumination
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Illuminated boot
  • Illuminated centre console
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Multi positional boot floor
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear courtesy lights
  • Rear passenger air vents
  • Sliding front centre armrest
  • Storage glovebox
  • Synthetic leather/cloth upholstery

Safety

  • 3 point inertia reel seatbelts
  • ABS/EBD
  • Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency brake assist
  • 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
  • Protective rear disc brake
  • Rear seatbelt warning indicator
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point rear center seatbelt
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Insurance approved Cat 1 alarm system
  • Insurance Approved Immobiliser
  • Key card hands free with walk away lock function
  • RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) with automatic door locking
  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • Gasoline particulate filter

Wheels

  • 19'' Zeus diamond cut alloy wheels

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    133
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    145

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1333
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    72.2
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    81.4
  • Engine Code
    HR13
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    47.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    56.5
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    38.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    6.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    44.8

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.3
  • Badge Power
    140
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TCE
  • Coin Series
    Iconic
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    21E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • 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
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    140
  • Engine Power - KW
    103
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    192
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    26.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    260
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    124

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    DIAMOND CUT
  • Wheel Type
    17" 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
    1889
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1478
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    472
  • Max. Loading Weight
    556
  • Max. Roof Load
    72
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    695
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1333
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.7
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