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  • Spacious passenger compartment
  • Large, well-shaped boot
  • Plenty of storage for odds and ends

As you’d expect for a car of this size, Renault Kadjar practicality is impressive. There’s more than ample room for four fully grown adults to sit in comfort, while three younger children in the back should pose few problems either.

You get a pair of cupholders in the front and the same in the rear – situated in a folding arm rest between the two outer seats. There’s a total of 30 litres of storage in cubbies dotted around the cabin. Front and rear passengers both benefit from a 12-volt socket too.

The boot measures 472 litres, extending to a maximum of 1,478 litres when the rear seats are folded down flat. Those seats can fold back with one touch of the lever in the boot.

2019 Renault Kadjar boot

And the luggage space itself is very versatile. It allows three configurations thanks to high and low floor positions, but it’s split into two boards that can be positioned vertically across the width of the load bay, meaning you’re able to secure smaller items you don’t want flying around when you’re driving.

The Kadjar is slightly longer than Qashqai on which it’s based, but it’s no more difficult to manoeuvre and park. There are sensors and/or cameras available on several models to assist with this, while there’s plenty of glass to aid the view out. What you will notice is the strange sound the sensors make, but you’ll get used to it in time.

In standard set-up, the Kadjar offers 472 litres of boot space. That’s more than its Qashqai stablemate, but less than the likes of the Peugeot 3008, SEAT Ateca and Kia Sportage. However, there’s useful underfloor storage and an adjustable boot floor, while it’s easy to expand the load space by folding the rear seats down. This is possible via a simple lever located in the boot.

Safety

  • Five-star rating from Euro NCAP
  • Raft of active safety kit available
  • Surprising lack of adaptive cruise control

Renault Kadjar safety has been assessed by the experts at Euro NCAP’s crash-testing facility as a five-star car; no surprise given the French marque’s record over the past two decades.

At the core of the car you’ve got a strong, rigid body that also doesn’t weigh a huge amount. Standard safety features include ABS, stability and traction control systems, cruise control, a speed limiter, hill-start assist (to prevent rolling backwards on hills), six airbags and a pair of Isofix child seat mounting points on the two outer-most rear seats. There’s also a tyre-pressure monitoring system and a tyre inflation kit, should you get a flat tyre.

Moving up the range, you also get a suite of safety kit including lane-departure warningtraffic sign recognition and automatic high beam adjustment. The highest trims also get Automatic Park Assist, which will guide the car into and out of parallel, perpendicular or angled parking spaces

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) only features as standard on top-spec GT Line, however.

Notable by its absence is adaptive cruise control, which isn’t even an option.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Renault Kadjar.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Dynamique Nav equipment

Dynamique Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique Nav optional equipment
None available

Dynamique S Nav equipment

Dynamique S Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique S Nav optional equipment
None available

Dynamique SE Nav equipment

Dynamique SE Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Dynamique SE Nav optional equipment
None available

Expression+ equipment

Expression+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels
Expression+ optional equipment
None available

GT Line equipment

GT Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
GT Line optional equipment
None available

Iconic equipment

Iconic standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Iconic optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
Play optional equipment
None available

S Edition equipment

S Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
S Edition optional equipment
None available

Signature Nav equipment

Signature Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Signature Nav optional equipment
None available

Signature S Nav equipment

Signature S Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Signature S Nav optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Renault Kadjar was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 89%
Child Occupant: 81%
Pedestrian: 74%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.