Renault Kadjar compact SUV is based on the CMF C/D vehicle architecture, as Nissan Qashqai and Renault Espace of the time. Actually, Renault Kadjar shares 60% of the components with Nissan Qashqai, but, in the same time, 90% of the visible components are different. The Renault Kadjar featured here has the popular 1.5 dCi turbo diesel engine mated with a dual clutch (EDC) transmission. This engine-transmission combination is only available with front-wheel drive (FWD) while the 4×4-i AWD is reserved for top of the line engine (1.6 dCi 130).
Model: Renault Kadjar / Renault Kadjar 1.5 dCi EDC / Renault Kadjar 1.5 dCi 110 EDC
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 22,903 Euros
Engine: 1.5-litre (1,461 cc) transverse inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine, intercooler, common rail, direct injection. The maximum output is 81 kW / 110 PS/hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is 260 Nm (approx. 191 ft-lbs) at 1,750 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (EDC) and front wheel drive (FWD)
Tyres: Nokian WR R3 225/45 R19 96V XL
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 11.7 seconds
Top speed: 181 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 3.9 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 103 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 55
Dimensions (mm): L 4,449 / w 1,836 / h 1,613 (with roof rails, 1,607 without roof rails)
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 472 (527 with repair kit instead of replacement wheel)
Wheelbase (mm): 2,646
Weight: 1,482 kg
Front suspensions: Independent McPherson strut with rectangular lower arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar.
Rear suspensions: Programmed-deflection beam and coil springs.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; curtain airbags; ABS; ESC/ESP; ASR; cruise control; speed limiter; Lane Departure Warning; automatic air conditioning; 4 electric windows; trip computer; height and depth adjustable steering column; heated side mirrors and electrically adjustable and foldable; leather steering wheel; heated seats; fog lights; keyless entry and start; rain and light sensor; tyre pressure monitor; LED DRL; Full LED headlights; R-Link 2 multimedia tablet with Europe’s map and 7-inch touchscreen; 2 x USB; navigation and Connected Services;6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; 19-inch alloy wheels.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Bleu Cosmos Metallic Paint (322); black leather interior (483); panoramic glass roof and anti-dazzle central mirror (322); Bose sound system (322).
+ good engine performance
+ good transmission
+ nice instrument cluster display and highly configurable
+ good soundproofing
– easy to scratch instrument cluster plastic shield
– no Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) available
– unusable cupholders (too short)
Driven by Adrian M. for 209 km, 6.7 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 3,702 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni