Renault Kadjar or Suzuki Vitara?

I am looking at buying a Renault Kadjar but have been put off by reviews saying stay away from high spec vehicles with 19-inch wheels. What do you think? I will only be traveling about 7000 miles a year. My other choice would be Suzuki Vitara.

Asked on 5 December 2022 by Alan Edwards

Answered by Dan Powell
Larger wheels result in harder ride quality on less-than-perfect roads. If that isn't a problem for your needs then a Kadjar on 19s shouldn't be ignored.

Given the low mileage, I'd be concerned about DPF and EGR problems. A modern diesel needs around 15 miles (per trip) to reach optimum operating temperature and successfully cycle the diesel particulate filter. If you intend to use your SUV for lots of short trips then a Suzuki Vitara petrol hybrid might be the better choice. The Kadjar is also available with a 1.2 petrol engine.
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