Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe 165 hp: to test the “brother” of the Qashqai SUV

The range of Renault Kadjar includes a gasoline engine turbo 1.6, which stands as the most powerful engine. We analyze the pros and cons of this SUV "brother" Nissan Qashqai.

We tested the Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe 165 hp

We tested the Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe 165 hp

We tested the Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe 165 hp

We tested the Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe 165 hp

If we have decided that among the compact SUV, he renault kadjar It is one that we like, you can asaltarnos doubt when choosing propellant. And, now, the 1.2 TCe 130 hp has joined in gasoline a 1.6 TCe with 163 hp, rate that allows save 1,644 euros against the 1.6 dCi 130 hp.

Renault SUV KadjarTo date, the dCi 130 hp It was the most interesting part of the range renault kadjar If we were looking for a certain level of performance, but according to figures measured by the Highway Technical Center, the new TCe 165 petrol engine will clearly exceed acceleration, 3 seconds endorsing measuring 0 a1.000 meters. A world that the Diesel neutralized when not trying to make the most of an engine with its highest figure par, with 7.9 mkg at 2,900 rpm more and less. It is thanks to this is able to aventajarle 1.2 s recovery in 5th a120 80 km / h and 2.3 in 6th, although they achieve the same record in 4th.

BENEFITSKadjar Renault TCe 165 Zen Energy
Acel. 0-100 km / h9.64 s
Acel. 0-1000 meters30.04 s
Loudness 100 km / h67 dBA
Loudness 120 km / h70 dBA
Braking from 140 km / h75 m
Weight scale1,470 kg

Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe: driving sensations

The steering wheel, Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe it feels much smoother and refined, with a very low level of vibration. However, a somewhat abrupt transition from low to medium engine speeds subtracts some pleasure to use. And that pushes forcefully from virtually idle, but his response is more akin to the classic yesteryear supercharging the tremendously progressive modern turbo engines low blow.

CONSUMPTIONKadjar Renault TCe 165 Zen Energy
Consumption city8.0 l / 100 km
Consumption Highway6,8 l / 100 km
average consumption7.4 l / 100 km

Between Kadjar 1.6 dCi and the Kadjar 1.6 TCe petrol, There is little difference in weight, with a lead of 21 kg for the TCe, while in sonority, which should be imposed categorically, yields average 0.6 dBA fruit of a better encapsulation of the diesel engine.

He consumption of the Renault TCe Kadjar is reasonable, even the limit, in sporty driving, does not exceed 15 l / 100 km, although compared with the dCi-130 the difference is close to 2 l / 100 km in both city and highway driving. With that, the repayment period of more expensive diesel is reduced to 60,000 km, with what for many will remain best option, because in everyday life more pleasant for her to walk the supersoft and very fast TCe 165 hp.

SPACEKadjar Renault TCe 165 Zen Energy
front width144 cm
rear width138 cm
front height96/91 cm
rear height93 cm
Legroom73 cm
Trunk475 liters

Renault Kadjar 1.6 TCe: final balance

The smooth rotation fully convinced of its mechanics and although the transition from low to medium engine speeds is somewhat abrupt, is much livelier in its use atmospheric engines can be found in any of his rivals. For sporty driving, urban, trips to moderate pace without much load, this TCe petrol-165 It is more satisfactory than the Diesel. Otherwise, the dCi-130 is best choice.

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