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 an entry level engine (gasoline, 1.2) and a top of the line trim level. This variant 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 Energy TCe 130
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 26,571 Euros
Engine: 1.2-litre (1,199 cc) inline 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) available at 2,000 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive (FWD)
Tyres: Continental ContiSportContact5 225/45 R19 W
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 10.1 seconds
Top speed: 192 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.8 liters of gasoline per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 130 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: 1,381 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; 19-inch alloy wheels.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Rouge Flamme Metallic Paint (605); parking sensors and rear video camera (336); panoramic glass roof and anti-dazzle central mirror (504); leather interior and electrically adjustable driver seat (1,344); R-Link 2 multimedia tablet with Europe’s map, 2 x USB, Navigation and Connected Services (672); Bose sound system (504).
+ good engine performance
+ very good manual gearbox
+ nice instrument cluster display and highly configurable
+ very good soundproofing
– easy to scratch instrument cluster plastic shield
– no Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) available
– unusable cupholders (too short)
Driven by Adrian M. for 191 km, 8.3 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 1,919 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at Zaragoza Convention Centre, Spain.