Renault Kadjar featured here is the first generation of the model. This 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 very refined TCe petrol engine (1.2-litre turbo) mated with a dual clutch (EDC) transmission (7 gears). This engine-transmission combination is only available with front-wheel drive (FWD).
Model: Renault Kadjar / Renault Kadjar TCe 130 EDC
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 22,201 Euros
Engine: 1.2-litre (1,199 cc) transverse in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine, intercooler, direct injection. The maximum output is 96 kW / 130 PS/hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque is 205 Nm (approx. 151 ft-lbs) at 2,000 rpm.
Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (EDC) and front wheel drive (FWD)
Tyres: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons 215/60 R17 96H
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 10.1 seconds
Top speed: 192 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.5 liters of petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 123 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) to 1,478
Wheelbase (mm): 2,646
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,359 kg / 1,434 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; Blind Spot Alert; dual-zone automatic air conditioning; electrically operated side windows front/rear; trip computer; height and depth adjustable steering column; heated side mirrors and electrically adjustable and foldable; leather steering wheel; heated seats; fog lights with cornering function; font/rear parking sensors; rearview camera; automatic parking – Easy Park Assist; keyless entry and start; rain and light sensor; tyre pressure monitor; LED DRL; full LED headlights Pure Vision; LED rear lights; R-Link 2 multimedia tablet with Europe’s map and 7-inch touchscreen; 2 x USB; navigation and Connected Services; 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; 17-inch alloy wheels.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Beige Dune Metallic Paint (327); black leather interior (487); panoramic glass roof (285); and anti-dazzle central mirror (42); BOSE sound system with subwoofer, 7 speakers and digital amplifier (327); Extended Grip advanced traction system (201).
+ good engine performance
+ good transmission
+ excellent seats
+ nice instrument cluster display and highly configurable
+ excellent soundproofing
+ high quality look and feel
+ excellent sound system
+ great luggage compartment organiser
– easy to scratch instrument cluster plastic shield
– unusable cupholders (too short)
– no backlights for driver’s door buttons (backlight available only for driver’s window button)
Driven by Adrian M. for 309 km, 9.8 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 1,002 km total mileage of the car.