Renault Kadjar 1.2 TCe and dCi 1.6 reviews

We have already gone up to Renault Kadjar and there is plenty to talk. Let's start with the feelings of the 1.2 TCe 130 hp two-wheel drive and then make the jump to "motor" of the 1.6 dCi, 130hp range and also with four-wheel drive.First test: Renault KadjarFirst test: Renault KadjarFirst test: Renault KadjarFirst test: Renault Kadjar

Clearly it is not the Nissan Qashqai which fears Renault. They have to have a strategy group and have thrown accounts because, one plus one is not always two. Sure there will be cannibalization between them, but it involves joining forces so scathing, power components to external suppliers negotiate more favorable prices. Also consider that a segment is still booming which involves throwing cane reward insurance. Anyway, here we have another member in SUV segment, renault kadjar. To keep you two and two together, it's a car shares 60 percent of all parts that are not visible with said Qashqai Nissan, the model has burst the market and everyone wants to imitate. Nobody like Renault can do better. Yes, what it is visible only sound you 5 percent, because the rest is a new bill.

renault kadjarOn the first day of submission to the Spanish press, We have had occasion to test the petrol version, a 1.2-liter turbocharged direct injection and 130 hp (First difference Qashqai because Japanese stays 115 hp) engine that You can only buy as 4x2 and, of the four possible levels in the range equipment, not combined with the X-Mod wherein the Kadjar include AYC system optimized Extended-Grip (always associated tires M + S). Its starting price is, curiously, slightly lower than the Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T 115 hp, although, regardless of the equipment, Renault not mounted on the chassis control system Kadjar the (is an extension of stability which is responsible, for example, to avoid pitching of the vehicle), home wide range. However, structurally, and Kadjar Qashqai they agree that, depending on the type of traction, have a different geometry for later: wheels pulled by torsional axis in the case of 4x2 and multilink in the case of 4x4.

And that could be of little importance, he turns to transfer the asphalt certain lack of comfort in the 4x2 if you do not choose well the type of tire: Tested versions wheels 19 inches (17 inches from the series, no other intermediate option), the rough asphalt and pothole move into the Kadjar (I do extensible Qashqai) quite intensely and dryness. And not just because Kadjar suspension becomes excessively strong, because it is not. That said, as we enter related to dynamic analysis.

renault kadjarCurrently they are becoming increasingly fashionable addresses that offer some resistance at its central point that probably provide greater linear stability on road and more "insensitive" to the scourge of crosswind. However, this type of setup, as offered by the Kadjar, car generates a feeling of something heavy and unwieldy to start the rotation, although once defeated those early grades you discover an extraordinary poise and a high sense of control and security. Notable high dynamics but really I do not feel as agile as your cousin Nissan, but infinitely stronger than other SUV chassis in the balance, as far as behavior is concerned, you find only in the 4x4 versions, such as the Kia Sportage or Hyundai iX35 (coming soon, Tucson). Indeed, Renault reminds us that only 10 percent of SUVs sold in our market are 4x4.

respect to motor, if you already go forgetting to link capacity and performance, it is true that when you mess varying size and kilos things change a lot. This 1.2 TCE moves dignity to Kadjar. And point. If you want spontaneity of response have to leave the 1.6 dCi 130 hp, but you have to put on the table at least 24,600 euros. If you are looking for low consumption in real driving conditions, the 1.5 dCi 110 hp assure you that you will provide the, but also at the rate of 2,000 euros more than the gasoline version I particularly have not yet proven, he would pay willingly. Not bad this 1.2 TCE engine, much less. Maybe so soft, elastic and linear resulting from beginning to end generates this lack of agility of response, but stuck in freeway highway stable rates of more than amply fulfills its mission.

Prices

Renault kadjar 1.2 TCE Life: 19,850 euros

Intense renault kadjar 1.2 TCE: 21,300 euros

Renault kadjar 1.2 TCE Zen: 23,300 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Life: 21,850 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Intense: 23,100 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 X-Mod: 24,000 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Zen: 25,100 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 EDC Intense: 24,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 EDC X-Mod: 25,500 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Zen: 26,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 Intense: 24,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 Zen: 26,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 4x4 X-Mod: 27,700 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 4x4 Zen: 28,800 euros

Turn for 1.6 dCi / 130 4x4, specifically, X-Mod finish. Unlike 4x2 versions, this level does not involve any extra functionality in all-wheel drive, but the extra equipment that corresponds. It is the third level of finish on the range, and with an important provision as to be mere customization options, but the first one can jump to a Kadjar with four-wheel drive exclusively linked to 1.6 dCi. What you get for 27,700 euros, just 500 euros more than the Nissan Qashqai with identical engine and drive system, but in a simpler finish Visia; it is clear that Renault comes to "harm" the category leader looking square. 36,165 euros needed to hop on VW Tiguan more like this version of Kadjar, yes equipped with more powerful engine, the 150 hp 2.0 TDi. And just 27,000 euros is also the price you would open a Kia Sportage keys in its version 2.0 CRDi 4x4 136 hp.

Renault kadjar: first test

That said, winning bet value / product, especially in higher-volume versions, because remember you have a 1.6 dCi / 130 two-wheel drive from 24,600 euros, a magnificent 4x2 1.5 dCi 110 hp, with an average consumption of 3.8 and 3.9 l / 100 km, as the wheel equipe with standard or optionally from 21,850 euros, while this same engine with automatic transmission EDC costs 1,500 euros more. In this regard, include, unlike the Qashqai, offering as an alternative to manual transmission box stepless called X-Tronic in Kadjar is, by now, a twin clutch, but when they reach the 1.6 dCi / 130 CV employ a torque converter.

Compared to 1.2 TCE petrol identical power tested the day before, Official figures do not tell "all the truth". Noticeable soon after starting. The 1.6 dCi is not so fine, it sounds more and turbo effect is manifested with less elasticity, or if you prefer, with superior spontaneity, but in real life from short accelerations from 0 to 100 km not we move / h, year in which the petrol version to be announced four tenths faster, but based midrange torque and a rate 35 percent higher in the 1.6 dCi, and even with the extra weight and drag of all-wheel drive, this superior thrust and resilience of diesel engine power equal respect to gasoline it is evident.

By the way, speaking of drag and all-wheel drive in the box -LCD instruments, a TFT screen with 4 possible display modes and tonalidades-, you can see the distribution of torque between trains in real time, indicating Auto mode 4x4 zero all toward the rear train during the stretch drive on asphalt -good layout and thus firmly, so when not needed the support of the four-wheel drive no energy wastage. And stuck on tracks, we could see from a deal 95/5% to the front / rear axle in most situations fairly wide -Track up to 70/30 suelta- stone under a clear provocation trying to find the possible 50/50 I could get to distribute. By the way, in these or any other condition in the off road route usually get the user, Kadjar what makes a good SUV is its comfort and feeling of strength.

Renault kadjar: first test

Contact punctured the Continental ContiEco, in this case, the standard 17-inch -Cut on the side of the right front wheel, perhaps go out there which all the arenas, so probably lack of prudence and mine- we had to take the rest of the route plan "something" quieter, but unlike 4x2 19-inch wheel on bad asphalt, It is a true joy to comfort offered by this version of such a journey. C0nfort that obviously also extends to road, all with a great compromise between rolling and absorption capacity, but, yes, with this said wheel flank somewhat flexible and substantial "ball" fruit of his -no longer another profile "mattress" you feel extra in the amortiguación- clearly derived. Anyway, dynamically Kadjar salda section behavior with a remarkably high, besides being well assisted driving aids.

Relative to the engine, perfect complement. announces 4.8 / 4.9 l / 100 km average consumption according to type of wheel- that actual road conditions become a good six pints at a pace and quite cheerful, holds up well long marches and road wheel also vented. I do not know if the wheel effect, the multilink train versions of all-wheel drive, or both at once, are responsible for the 1.6 dCi 4x4 tire series roll more and better insulated asphalt than the 1.2 TCe 4x2 optional 19-inch wheel, but the truth and truth is that, especially in poor asphalt, the differences are striking.

Prices

Renault kadjar 1.2 TCE Life: 19,850 euros

Intense renault kadjar 1.2 TCE: 21,300 euros

Renault kadjar 1.2 TCE Zen: 23,300 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Life: 21,850 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Intense: 23,100 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 X-Mod: 24,000 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Zen: 25,100 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 EDC Intense: 24,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 EDC X-Mod: 25,500 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.5 dCi / 110 Zen: 26,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 Intense: 24,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 Zen: 26,600 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 4x4 X-Mod: 27,700 euros

Kadjar Renault 1.6 dCi / 130 4x4 Zen: 28,800 euros