2016 Renault Kadjar 1.6 dCi 130 Hp Review, Price, Pros and Cons
2016 Renault Kadjar 1.6 dCi 130 Hp Review, Price, Pros and Cons – The now large class of SUV / crossover has been enriched by a new arrival: Renault Kadjar, the average crossover of the French company that is positioned in the intermediate space between the Captur and Koleos. Kadjar Cmf born on the modular platform of the Renault Espace, read here the road test of the 1.6 dCi, and the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Here the test, and with the Japanese cousin shares many components, while maintaining a strong personality and l ‘ typically Renault image. Available in the fitting Life, Zen and Intens Bose with a choice of engines includes the 1.2 TCE 130 HP gasoline, the well-known and long-lived 1.5 dCi 110 hp and the new 1.6 dCi 130 hp. For all versions there is a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 1.5 dCi also be combined with the automatic transmission EDC dual-clutch 6-speed transmission. Transmission All Mode 4×4-i is provided only for the 1.6 dCi engine. The prices of Kadjar start at 20,500 Euros for the Life 1.2 TCe 130 hp version. The protagonist of our test is the 1.6 DCi 130 bhp 4×4 in complete outfitting Energy Bose offer 31.950 euro turnkey. The model is also equipped with metallic paint (700 €), high-quality interior (1000 EUR), fixed panoramic roof (600 €), Tekno Pack (500 Euros) for a total of 34,750 Euros.
The exterior design of Kadjar mirrors that of her younger sister Captur you can find out here in the test on a thorough road, so fashionable lines, very bold and muscular with some flashy particularly pleasing to the general public. The very aggressive front repeats the current family face Renault. The assembly of the various body panels show some slight alignment irregularities, while the appearance of the coating is in the average of the category with measured thicknesses of 90-100 microns. The Kadjar is 4.44 m long, 1.83 m wide (2.05 with mirrors), 1.62 m high.
The main control panel is customizable digital virtual kind, modern and minimalist design characterized by large central multifunction dial. The dashboard is covered in soft material with the exception of the setting of the center vents made of rigid plastic-like carbon, perhaps not in tune with the rest of the dashboard. The seats are comfortable and well made, in particular in the Bose version are leather with heated front and to electrically adjustable guide. Beautiful quilted handle on the passenger side tunnel. The window openers commands are those of the Qashqai and you notice the lack of automatism passenger side. Simple and intuitive controls of dual-zone climate control. Singular the system behavior with a significant temperature difference perceived passing from the max position. hot (HI) to the one immediately below (26.5 ° C). The space on the back seat is more than adequate even for three people. The boot capacity is 472 L 1478 becoming the rear seats folded.
Renault Kadjar Engine Specs
The levels of control can be easily carried as well as the replacement of fuses housed in special compartments in the sides of the dashboard and inside the glove compartment. To replace the LED lights should turn to qualified repairers. The new 1.6 DCi is a 4-cylinder common rail that delivers 131 HP (96 kW) at 4000 rpm and a torque of 320 Nm at 1750 rpm. Transmission 4-wheel drive ALL MODE 4×4-i follows the pattern of Nissan Qasqai. With the electronic traction control, the system in real-time commands a viscous coupling that guarantees the transmission of torque to the rear train on the basis of the speed and of the adhesion conditions. With the knob on the center console you select the most suitable modes: 2WD, Auto, Lock. In 2WD mode only the front wheels are driven. Under normal driving conditions, optimizes fuel consumption. In Auto mode, the torque is transmitted to the 100% to the front axle during normal driving conditions, but in the case of loss of grip, is distributed to the rear train up to 50%. In the Lock mode it is maintained a distribution 50/50 between the front and rear wheels up to 40 km / h on surfaces such as sand, mud and snow, to optimize the grip on slippery terrain. The front suspension is of MacPherson usual while the rear is multilink. About versions 2-wheel drive the rear axle is interconnected wheel with torsion beam (see pictures in the photo gallery). The instruction manual and maintenance is not very complete as regards the technical data and the graphics could be better. vehicle warranty 2 years / unlimited km, painting 3 years / unlimited km, corrosion 12 years / unlimited km. Coupons every 30,000 Km.
Renault Kadjar ROAD TEST
The driver’s seat is comfortable and electrically adjusts (manually adjustable steering wheel). The visibility of travel is good but also in maneuvering and reversing there is no problem: the parking sensors, the camera and the rear view mirrors are a great help. On the road the new Kadjar manifests excellent handling combined with good flexibility in the joint. Roll and pitch are noticeable but acceptable extent for a crossover. The suspension discreetly absorb road bumps usual with some dry reaction on holes with sharp edges, in our view due to the measures of excessively low profile tires for the type of vehicle (225/45-R19). With the standard size 215/60 R17-you definitely will get more comfort on bumpy. The engine manifests delivery prompt and generous with a good elasticity and a turbo-lag almost imperceptible. In Eco mode the engine shine is greatly reduced. Good but not class-leading level of soundproofing inside: the higher the engine speed is felt. Noticeable, on the sample under test, an annoying vibration on 1500 RPM caused by excessive assembly clearance of the engine intake duct and some squeak too much from the aforementioned dashboard-like carbon coating. The maneuverability of the manual 6-speed gearbox is great with precise engagement and low contrast. Well even the clutch, even progressive hot and not at all tiring. This Hill Holder device support hill start, join now works. The braking is safe and well modulated in each condition with stop content spaces. The electric parking brake is to arm / automatic disconnection. The steering is precise enough although little direct and with a moderate degree of power assistance. Notes all things considered positive even if not breaking, in terms of consumption. In cities with heavy traffic we got an average of 7.5 L / 100 km (13.3 km / L), while the average in suburban paths stabilized at the 7.0 L / 100 km (14.2 km / L). The consumption data reported by the House are 5.5 L / 100 km in the urban cycle and 4.6 L / 100 km in the extra-urban (CO2 emissions 129 g / km). The fuel tank capacity is 65 liters. Occasional and random rather the operation of the Start & Stop device. Excellent night lighting level provided by full LED headlamps Pure Vision that provide services of low / high beam functions.
The R-Link2 multimedia system employs a touch screen 7 “by the excellent graphics to handle the navigation, radio, phone and vehicle settings. The audio system is an excellent Bose, while TomTom navigator maps are not fully updated. Mal common, it will be said, but in this case the shortage is unexpected having found elsewhere that such care brand particularly this aspect. the voice commands that could speed up the address search will reveal quite inaccurate . also detected some linguistic imperfection mode “Eco Information” on the touch screen. the connection of a new phone to the Bluetooth hands-free system is simple and straightforward. the quality of reception is good in all conditions. in the “Vehicle” space, can change settings and configure the driver assistance. Finally, through the “Applications” icon to access the app and Renault R-Link Store or services. There are 2 USB ports, 1 jack and two 12V outlets.
The Renault Kadjar in the Euro NCAP crash test (Protocol 2015) has been awarded 5 stars in adult protection 89%, children 81%, 74% pedestrians, Safety Assist 71%. The allocation of passive safety includes front airbags (can be disabled the passenger seat), side head-thorax and curtain airbags, seat belts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiters, anti-whiplash head restraints and 3 Isofix attachments for child seats (see the new episode on #SicurEDU for child seats). Active safety systems include the Visio System, which consists of three devices: traffic sign recognition with a limit exceeding alert, lane exceeded warning and automatic switching of the low / high beam. The Advanced Safety Pack instead intervenes in the event of hazardous situations, activating the safety distance warning or by activating the active emergency braking operation following detection of a risk of collision in case the driver brakes in a manner insufficient ( AEB). Complete the panorama of the ESC.
low power consumption
very effective brakes and modular
Full safety equipment
Price challenging (version Bose 4×4)
Improved acoustic comfort
inaccurate voice commands
Navigator maps out of date