Renault Kadjar review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The most efficient Renault Kadjar emits just 111g/km of CO2
Changes to the Kadjar range in 2018 introduced exhaust particulate filters to the entire engine lineup. This in part helps to deliver impressive fuel consumption results: the 1.5 dCi diesel auto returns 57.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 128g/km. The manual option is only marginally behind, with official figures of 56.5mpg and 131g/km. Combined with the Kadjar’s 52-litre fuel tank, that gives the 1.5 dCi a potential range of almost 700 miles.
The 1.3-litre (138bhp) petrol with manual transmission returns 42.8mpg and emits 147g/km of CO2, while the auto version manages a little better economy with 43.5mpg. The more powerful 158bhp variant delivers 44.1mpg and emits 149g/km of CO2.
Insurance groups for the Kadjar range from 17-25, with the 148bhp diesel GT Line versions attracting the most expensive premiums.
The Kadjar doesn't perform too well on the second-hand market. Average residual values for the Renault crossover sit at around 38%, over 3-years and 36,000 miles.
In this review
- 1Renault Kadjar reviewThe Renault Kadjar takes the Nissan Qashqai’s talents and wraps them in a more stylish package
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Kadjar gets a range of powerful yet efficient turbocharged engines, but some rivals are more fun to drive
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe most efficient Renault Kadjar emits just 111g/km of CO2
- 4Interior, design and technologyFunky styling outside, though interior design looks a little bland compared to some rivals
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceDespite being based on the Nissan Qashqai, the Renault Kadjar is actually bigger inside
- 6Reliability and SafetySharing a number of parts with the reliable Nissan Qashqai should stand the Renault Kadjar in good stead