Comparison - Kia Niro Touring Hybrid 2018 - vs - Renault Kadjar Dynamique S Nav 2018

General

Videos:
Review: 2018 Kia Niro PHEV Crossover on Everyman Driver
2018 Kia Niro Plug In Hybrid Review / Comparison - In 4K
2017 Kia Niro Touring 1.6 L 4-Cylinder Review
2017 Kia Niro crash test by Youcar
2017 Kia Niro TECH REVIEW
Kia Niro 2017 FULL REVIEW test driven all-new Hybrid - Autogefühl
Renault Kadjar review and test drive
2015 Renault Kadjar Frontal Crash Tests
All-new Renault Kadjar Bose Edition FULL REVIEW test driven
Renault Kadjar - AutoWeek review - English subtitled
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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$31,900
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
$39,032
Converted from British Pound
Updated: 
04 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
14.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Clear White
#F8F8F8
Temptation Red
#6E1420
Graphite dark grey
#686870
Midnight Black
#060608
White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Ocean Blue
#007C8F
Platinum
#585856
blue
#13387F
Color: 
Glacier White
#F0EFED
Mercury
#D2D2D2
Dune metallic
#A2998A
Titanium
#646D76
Diamond Black
#292929
Cosmos Blue
#3B658C
Arctic White
#F1F1F3
Flame Red
#E73E3E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is classified as a compact hybrid crossover SUV, though it really functions more like a hatchback. Your view of the road is marginally higher because of the Niro's elevated stance, but Kia doesn't offer the Niro with all-wheel drive, so don't expect to be a snow-busting trailblazer in bad weather. The Niro's core appeal comes from its traditional exterior design (no "hybrid!" shouting here) as well as a new powertrain that is capable of returning up to an EPA-estimated 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Pros:
Impressive fuel economy from the base trim model
Six-speed transmission shifts like a conventional car's
One of the more affordable hybrids in the segment
Batteries are hidden under the rear seat and don't affect cargo space

Cons:
All-wheel drive isn't offered despite the crossover styling
Smaller cargo space compared to some rival models
The Niro's Touring trim sacrifices some fuel efficiency

By: 
edmunds.com

By calling it a crossover, the Korean brand also wants to get in the minds of the consumer wanting more utility. We all know crossover sales are booming, and part of their likeability is their higher ride height and boxy, useable interior space. But after spending a full day driving the Niro in Texas Hill Country, the question stuck in my head was whether it is really a crossover. The Niro is just 3.3 inches taller and has the same ground clearance as the Hyundai Ioniq, which it shares its platform with. And in terms of passenger volume, the Niro has only a small advantage, encasing 97.1 cubic feet versus the Ioniq’s 96.2 cubic feet. Although its two-box design might help its case for being a crossover, I suspect most will just see it as a lifted hatchback.

By: 
motortrend.com

You shouldn’t have any nasty surprises, either. Kia was rated as above average in our most recent reliability survey and the Niro also gets a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty – a class-leading feature.

Pros:
Low CO2 emissions
Spacious interior
Long warranty

Cons:
More conventional rivals are cheaper
Not much fun to drive
Firm low speed ride

By: 
whatcar.com

The Renault Kadjar is a stylish crossover that's based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. But, while the Qashqai took undisputed class honours when it arrived in early 2014, the game has moved on, and the Renault equivalent betters it in almost every area. However, the Renault just falls short of the all round appeal of the SEAT Ateca.
There's a single body style for the Kadjar, and it slots into the Renault range above the Captur. Both of these models will be joined by the larger Koleos SUV later in 2017. There are four trim levels to choose from: the entry-level, air con-equipped Expression+, the mid-spec Dynamique and Dynamique S, while at the top of the range is Signature trim. Cars in top-spec trim are expensive, but they do boast a generous amount of kit, including a Bose stereo, 19-inch alloy wheels, and touchscreen nav is included on Dynamique models and above.
The Kadjar earned a five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP, just like the Nissan Qashqai. All but the entry-level model has lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition as standard. Autonomous emergency braking, which will automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent, is an option on all trim levels.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Renault Kadjar is a family crossover that not only rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, but is also a worthy alternative to best-selling hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
The Kadjar shares many parts with the Nissan Qashqai, but its body is a bit bigger. This means you get slightly more passenger space and a larger boot. The Renault’s interior also packs a high-tech infotainment system and an eye-pleasing dashboard.

Pros
Competitive price
Practical cabin
Excellent fuel economy

Cons
Just one petrol engine
High-end models are expensive
Sunroof reduces rear headroom

By: 
carwow.co.uk

As a small SUV, the Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same platform and engines.
This means Kadjar buyers can choose from turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels, although the 1.6 is the only option if you want four-wheel drive.
In terms of interior space, the Kadjar and Qashqai are closely matched, and both offer a high-riding driving postion that gives you a good view down the road. However, the Kadjar's styling is closer to that of its smaller SUV sibling, the Renault Captur.

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City: 
46.00mpg
42.70mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
40.00mpg
51.10mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.50L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
139hp
at 5 700rpm
128hp
at 4 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
35.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated rear screen
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Windows - extra tinted rear and tailgate
Electric with variable assistance Power STEERING
Leather steering wheel
Sunvisors without illuminated vanity mirrors
Night and day rearview mirror
Gearshift indicator

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.50in
175.15in
Width: 
71.10in
73.00in
Height: 
60.80in
81.40in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
7.80in
Front Track: 
61.20in
61.20in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
60.70in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
104.17in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
35.60
Front Hip Room: 
53.70in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
35.80
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.50cu.ft
52.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
16.67cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.30degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.20degrees
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3274.00lbs
3386.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
Centre Console Storage Box
USB With External Media Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
8 Total Speakers
Rev-counter
Display - digital speedometer (TFT screen)
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Low fuel level warning light
Oil level gauge
Rear seat belt undone audible alert
Driver and passenger seat belt undone - warning audible alert
Door/boot open - warning light
Electrochrome rearview mirror

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Driver’s Wide View Door Mirror
Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators
LED Rear Tail Lights
power steering
Interior courtesy light controlled by all 4 doors
Driver and front passenger reading lights
Rear courtesy lights
Illuminated luggage compartment (on opening of boot)

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s Seat Height Adjuster
Stone Grey Leather Upholstery
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Power Memory Seat & Memory Mirror Function
Heated Front Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Driver’s Seat Power Lumbar Support
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Signature Dark Carbon synthetic leather and cloth upholstery
Driver - height adjustable seat
Driver - height and lumbar adjustable seat
Fully adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seat belts
3-point inertia reel seatbelts
60:40 split folding seats
Front centre armrest
Multi position boot floor
Rear Seats Features: 
Heated Outer Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seat
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Leather upholstery (Carbon Black) with synthetic leather rear headrest
Passenger - height adjustable seat
3-seat rear bench
3 height adjustable rear head restraints
One touch easy folding rear bench seats
Central rear armrest with cup holders

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Pseudo Mac Pherson with lower triangle
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Multi-link

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Ventilation Duct
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Accessory power point
Floor mats - front and rear
Hands free parking
Signature Nappa leather steering wheel
Sun visor with mirror without light
Pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
Heating ducts to the feet of the rear passengers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
USB port in centre console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
Android Auto Connectivity
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
4.2” Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display
Fingertip audio system remote control
BOSE® energy efficient sound system: 7 speakers with a digital amplifier + 1 Subwoofer
R-Link 2 multimedia system
7” touchscreen
TomTom® LIVE services with Western European mapping
DAB tuner
audio streaming and hands-free calls
USB and AUX sockets
voice control, vehicle applications

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Matt Black Colour Radiator Grille
Body Coloured / High Gloss door mirror
Chrome Coated Exterior Door Handles
Roof Rails
Rear Spoiler
Solar Glass
Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
Metallic Paint
aluminium roof bars
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, heated and folding
Door mirrors - shiny black shell
Body side mouldings with chrome inserts
Painted front and rear skids
Side and boot kick plates
Windows chrome surrounds
Door handles - body coloured
Panoramic sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
17"
Wheels more: 
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel disc
Front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel disc
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Regenerative braking
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC
Bi-Xenon Headlights
Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality
Automatic Headlight Control
Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function
Locking Wheel Nuts
Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Advanced Anti-Theft System including Immobiliser & Alarm
Grab-type Exterior Door Handles
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings
Knee Airbag (Driver)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Twin Front Airbags
Electronic parking brake
Protective rear brake disc
HSA - Hill Start Assist
ECO mode
Airbags - deactivation of front passenger (for use with child seats)
Airbags - driver's two stage auto -adaptive
Indicators with side repeaters
Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
Cruise control with speed limiter
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation) and UCL (Understeer Logic Control)
Visio system (lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam)
Halogen headlights
Full LED headlights
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on rear outer seats
Seats - height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
Tyre inflation kit
Side impact protection bars
Anti-drill door locks and ignition barrel
R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) auto closure >6mph
Superlocking
Insurance approved (Category 1) alarm system and immobiliser

Options

Exterior Options: 
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
Interior Options: 
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F
Color: 
Midnight Blue Leather
#6D6D6D
Cream Beige Leather
#CEBEAB
Dark Red Leather
#962F36
Saddle Brown Leather
#9E684E