Renault Kadjar - At a glance car review
The Renault Kadjar is the company’s take on the family SUV recipe, and it gets off to a great start by using the all-conquering Nissan Qashqai as its basis. There are 1.2- and 1.6-litre petrol engines, and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels. The 1.5 is the peach, with good economy and emissions. It’s refined, too. All versions have loads of kit, including Bluetooth, DAB and a USB socket. There’s vast space for everyone, and plenty of room for luggage.
Efficient and refined engines; great space; reasonable equipment
The ride’s a bit firm and quality can be a bit patchy
Nissan Qashqai, Seat Ateca, Skoda Kodiaq
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The Renault Kadjar takes all that’s good about the Nissan Qashqai and improves on it. It’s roomy and refined and its running costs are pretty low. It’s also competitively priced and good to drive. Avoid the larger wheels because they spoil the ride a little, and you’ll be laughing.