It really is plenty big enough for most needs – drop the seats and you have small van space!
On the move, long miles are easy in the Kadjar – the 1.5-litre dCi engine is low-revving and frugal and I’m already getting in the 60s for fuel economy. This Renault is generally a refined drive too, although those big wheels do make a bit of noise.
So to sum up, in my opinion so far, the Kadjar is a Renault that looks good, drives well and is impressively practical for the whole family.
- List price now/BIK: £25,345 / 22%
- Five-door estate
- Powertrain/CO2: 139bhp 1.5-litre turbo-diesel/6-speed auto – 103g/km
- Performance: 11.7 secs/112mph
- Economy/ours: 72.4mpg/64.2mpg
Nick gets to know our Kadjar 1.5 dCi Dynamique S Nav crossover
HAVING spent half its time on the Business Car Manager long-term fleet with former keeper Peter Nunn, the Kadjar 1.5 dCi Dynamique S Nav has now settled into its last couple of months on the fleet with the Ratcliffes.
After my old Mazda6 estate, I was new to Crossover style, but I reckon the Kadjar is good looking – especially with the optional Flame Red metallic paint job and the also optional 19-inch alloy wheels. It even is a surprise hit with my neighbours, attracting more attention and comments than I was expecting.
I wasn’t sure about the six-speed EDC automatic transmission before I took over the Renault, but it makes the Kadjar easy to drive in London traffic and on the open road, plus the auto box itself is very smooth. Despite the Kadjar’s tall body it handles really well too, with body roll kept under control and I’m pleased to say it feels connected to the road.
I spend a lot of time on the road and need a comfortable driving position, so I’m glad to report this Renault’s is spot on. All-round visibility is good too – with no obstructions. The Kadjar’s switchgear is also logically laid out, with useful equipment such as the sat nav and stereo easy to use.
My family are also appreciating the spacious feel to the Kadjar’s interior, in fact the boot is a marvel – with clever split compartments so you can section off parts – thus preventing groceries or my laptop from rolling around in the back.