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Renault Kadjar (2015 to 2022)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

68
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

69
%
C

Safety Rating:

54
%
D

Eco Rating:

65
%
B

Reliability Rating:

90
%
A

Running Costs:

68
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

68
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

69
%
C

Safety Rating:

54
%
D

Eco Rating:

65
%
B

Reliability Rating:

90
%
A

Running Costs:

68
%
B

Summary


The Renault Kadjar was a medium-sized SUV/crossover that shared its platform with the Nissan Qashqai. It was launched in 2015 and received an update in late 2018. In late 2022, the Kadjar was taken off sale, replaced by the new Renault Austral SUV.

The Kadjar received generally good reviews from UK media sources. Although sharing a platform with the Nissan Qashqai, the Kadjar was generally considered to be more stylishly designed. It also received praise for its practicality and good equipment levels compared to some more expensive rivals.

As of May 2024, the Renault Kadjar has a Used Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 68%. It scores top marks for its reliability record, and its running costs and CO2 emissions are also good. But its media review scores were only average and its safety rating has now expired.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol
Price when new: From £24,695 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replaced: Late 2022


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2015
Date expired: January 2022
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Adult protection: 89%
Child protection: 81%
Vulnerable road users: 74%
Safety assist: 71%

Notes on safety rating

The Renault Kadjar was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 20xx and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2022 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

Although the rating has now expired, the score is still useful if you are comparing a used Kadjar to vehicles of similar age – whose ratings will have probably also expired.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Renault Kadjar was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of May 2024, the Renault Kadjar has an excellent reliability rating of 80%, according to workshop and extended warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner, MotorEasy.

While reliability is good, the repair costs to date are fairly expensive for this class of car with an average bill of nearly £650. Unfortunately, engine repairs have been quite common and have seen an average repair cost of more than £1,100. Other bills have been more reasonable.

If you are looking to purchase a used Kadjar, make sure that any used car warranty covers all of the potential problem areas listed above.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models45 mpgC42 – 46 mpgC – D
Diesel models54 mpgB47 – 58 mpgB – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models141 g/kmB140 – 154 g/kmB – B
Diesel models137 g/kmB128 – 155 g/kmA – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models22A17 – 25A – B
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£183A
Year 2£497A
Year 3£810A
Year 4£1,006A
Year 5£1,391B
Overall£3,887A

The Renault Kadjar is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Servicing costs are excellent for the first five years, while insurance premiums should also be competitive. Fuel economy is good for diesel models and average for petrol models.

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