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The Top Gear car review:Renault Kadjar

Overall verdict
At least as good as the Qashqai, which makes it very good indeed.


Decent boot, very comfortable, economical


Underpowered petrol, could be more exciting to drive


What is it?

Renault’s first attempt at a biggish crossover since the particularly unpleasant Koleos of 2008. Based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Common Module Family (CMF) platform, the Kadjar shares its underpinnings with the equally oddly named Nissan Qashqai.

This is A Good Thing. The Qashqai is a big seller in the UK, and Renault is no doubt hoping to emulate its success with the bigger, cheaper Kadjar. After all, crossovers are very much the ‘in-thing’, and, forgetting the Koleos for a minute, Renault is particularly late to the proverbial party. It has some catching up to do…

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 TCE 165 Dynamique Nav 5dr
9.2s 134g/km 47.1 163 £22,660
The cheapest
1.2 TCE Expression+ 5dr
10.1s 126g/km 50.4 130 £19,570
The greenest
1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav 5dr
11.9s 99g/km 74.3 110 £23,300
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