2015 Renault Kadjar review: Practical, likeable and good value

Introduction

Renault finally joined the 'crossover' sector with the Kadjar towards the end of 2015. The company had bizarrely steered clear of one of the fastest-growing car markets despite having access to an appropriate platform via its parts-sharing agreement with Nissan. The Kadjar is based on the Nissan Qashqai chassis, but it’s larger, and high-end models are cheaper, making it a sensible choice for value.

 

Body Styles: 5dr SUV Seats: 5 MRP from £19,145 - £28,845 

 

Did you know? The name Kadjar is adapted from the French pronunciation of quad, and jaillir, meaning ‘suddenly emerging’

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 8.0 / 10

That the Kadjar offers good value for money is beyond doubt. It has efficient engines and low emissions, plus four-wheel drive and automatic versions, but all are competitively priced against the competition. It lacks much meaningful performance in any guise, lacking overtaking pace and making life on faster roads hard work at times, but it’s well stocked with technology and has a bigger boot than many crossovers in this size class. The Kadjar is a sensible buy. 

Design & Exterior ...