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Is there much difference between the power of a 1.5 and a 1.6 

I was thinking about getting the 1.5 S Nav but was unsure of the power , if I want to overtake will I be disappointed in the 1.5 in which case should I get a 1.6 ?

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2 minutes ago, John bee said:

Is there much difference between the power of a 1.5 and a 1.6 

I was thinking about getting the 1.5 S Nav but was unsure of the power , if I want to overtake will I be disappointed in the 1.5 in which case should I get a 1.6 ?

Many will say no, there's little difference but not me.

I was dithering as I had the qashqai, essentially the same car, with the 1.6dci previously. I went with the 1.5dci as I was fooled by the extra extravagant economy figures claimed by Renault. The difference is minimal in terms of fuel saving if it exists at all, the 1.6 is a very economical engine in it's own right.

I really do miss the clout of the 1.6 compared to my present car, if I get another Kadjar and I may do, it will be the 1.6 not the 1.5.

The only caveat is that the 1.5 is a much quieter and less raucous sounding engine, but I am comparing the qashqai to the Kadjar and the qashqai was noisy in all respects. Couldn't get a direct a-b comparison test drive at Renault.

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I would say get the 1.6 as there isn't much in it. I have been looking at the signature myself but have also been advised to look at the scenic as I am in need of a big boot! I was just reading this, https://www.renaultretail.co.uk/about-us/new-kadjar-buyers-guide/ may have something useful in it about the power and performance of the Kadjar.

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I can't speak for the 1.5 as I have never driven one. I have the 1.6dci 4x4. It has stacks of power for overtaking and acceleration is excellent. A bit of gear changing is required at lower speeds and on hills but overall it is a great option. The 4x4 makes it very surefooted in the wet and in snow but still requires the usual care.

I have had up to 58mpg using ECO and driving like a nun but generally upper 40s on short runs and low to mid 50s on a run.

Hope this helps you decide.

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