Renault Kadjar variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £13,699. Borrowing £10,959 with a £2,740 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£205.53
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£17,828.55
Cost of credit
£4,129.55
Optional final payment
£5,223.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Renault Kadjar buying guide

The Kadjar offers a handsome design with a coupe of Renault brand flourishes. The good news continues inside, where there’s lots of space, as much tech as a branch of Currys and a comfortable ride.

What Renault Kadjar trim levels are there?

Earlier in its life, the Kadjar was offered in trim levels like Dynamique and Signature, but you’ll find facelift models in Play, Iconic, S Edition and GT Line. Play gets 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers and headlights, two-zone air conditioning, cruise control and a touchscreen with DAB radio and Bluetooth.

Iconic adds 19-inch wheels, front parking sensors and a reversing camera, auto high-beam and lane-departure warning, synthetic leather upholstery and sat nav. S Edition gets all this plus LED headlights and a panoramic sunroof.

Top-spec GT Line is the one to hunt out if you want heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, auto emergency braking and a Bose sound system. It’s marked out by exclusive alloy wheels and a slightly different grille.

Renault Kadjar interior and technology

Like the car’s exterior, the Renault Kadjar has a smart interior that design gurus might describe as conservative. But for day-to-day driving, you shouldn’t have any complaints. The materials used are decent on the most part, and there are chrome-lined bits and pieces that add a premium sparkle. There are some unusually placed controls which take a little getting used to, but most things are where you’d expect and the buttons feel solid.

Renault Kadjar engine range explained

(Most popular) Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe petrol

Closely related to the petrol engine in the Nissan Qashqai and even the Mercedes A-Class, the Kadjar’s 1.3-litre TCe engine is well suited to town life and the occasional longer trip. It’s available with either 140hp or 160hp, with the latter knocking the 0-62mph time down by half a second to a whisker under 10 seconds. Whether you pick a manual or automatic gearbox, you should manage over 40mpg.

Renault Kadjar 1.5 dCi diesel

If your pendulum of priorities swings more towards fuel economy than performance, you’ll want to check out the 1.5-litre diesel engine. With up to 55mpg achievable, it’s the best choice for long-distance drivers and motorway sloggers.

Renault Kadjar 1.7 dCi diesel

The 150hp 1.7-litre diesel engine is a rather niche choice, but it will appeal if you live in a rural area or tow regularly. When fitted with four-wheel drive, fuel economy isn’t quite so good as the front-driven 1.5-litre diesel, but a combined figure of 47mpg means it shouldn’t cost the earth to run.

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Your Renault Kadjar questions answered

All Kadjars look the same, minor trim level styling upgrades aside. All are five-door, five-seat SUVs, and there are conventional petrol and diesel engines available. The Kadjar received a minor facelift and tech lift in 2018 – all cars at Motorpoint are facelift models – while the popular SUV was replaced in 2022 by the hybrid Renault Austral.

The Kadjar is about 15cm longer than the Renault Megane, so it’s usefully more practical than most family hatchbacks. Its length shouldn’t be an issue if you’re cross-shopping it with similar cars, as the Kadjar is pretty much the same size as the Ford Kuga and Peugeot 3008. Rear parking sensors come as standard to take the worry out of reversing into tight spaces.

Its 472-litre boot is a little bigger than the equivalent Qashqai, although there are other family SUVs with more capacious cargo areas. 

In today’s hectic world, the engine range for the Renault Kadjar is blissfully straightforward. There’s a petrol engine and a couple of diesels, with the more powerful diesel getting the option of four-wheel drive. Manual or ‘EDC’ automatic gearboxes are available on most engines. Drivers with a low-to-medium annual mileage will be best off with the petrol engine.

The Kadjar has plenty to like for SUV buyers and for those trading up from a Megane or Ford Focus. Sharing parts with the Nissan Qashqai gets it off to a good start, and its spacious interior has lots of easy-to-use tech. The Kadjar is well-equipped and economical, but its price may seal the deal for savvy buyers – a used Kadjar is often cheaper than equivalent rivals with the same kit and space.

The Kadjar seems to perform reasonably well in reliability surveys, with an average number of cars picking up faults. Many don’t cause their owners any problems whatsoever but, if you want maximum peace of mind, consider taking out an extended warranty to save yourself from the worry of unexpected bills.

Yes, the Kadjar offers a decent maximum towing capacity. Kadjars with a petrol engine can tow 1,500kg – enough for a small-to-medium-size caravan – and the 1.5-litre diesel can tow slightly less at 1,350kg. The best Kadjar to tow a caravan is the 1.7-litre diesel, with its 1,800kg braked towing capacity and the availability of four-wheel drive.