The new Dacia Sandero has caused an industry storm since its release in 2013 due to its incredible value for money. It is the most affordable car in the small car class with the entry-level version coming in at under £6,000.
The Dacia Sandero has quickly become the leading compact car on sale in the UK in terms of price. Just because it is cheaper than other models doesn't mean that it isn't packed with impressive technology and features.
For example, the Lauréate* version boasts a fully-integrated touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation. You can also experience maximum comfort on the move with air conditioning and cruise control so that you can sit back and stay cool.
Since its UK release in 2013, the Dacia Sandero has scooped the What Car? Best Small Car less than £12,000 every year, making it the winner of this award for four consecutive years. The Sandero has also been awarded Honest John's Best Small Hatchback award in 2014.
As an optional extra for £300
The Dacia Sandero easily rivals every other five-door hatchback in its class, with a price tag that puts plenty of other 'budget' models to shame.
At just over four metres long, the Sandero offers more space and kerb appeal than the majority of other compact cars, with nifty turning and parking to match.
On the inside, its large swathes of glass and generous amounts of headroom make the front an airy, spacious place to be. The back is also very comfortable, with enough room to easily accommodate three adults.
The boot has a usefully low lip for loading and unloading, and offers 320 litres of luggage space – around 40 litres more than in most superminis.
The Dacia Sandero offers competitive features including a fully integrated Radio / CD player system featuring Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity. This allows you to stay connected and safe while you drive using handsfree calling and music streaming.
Other helpful features include rear parking sensors to guide you into tight urban spaces and a touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation.
MediaNav brings ultra-modern design and intuitive technology at an affordable price. The 7" touchscreen interface places the world, quite literally, at your fingertips.
Listen to your favourite radio stations or connect an MP3 player via USB and AUX connection points. Connecting any player or smartphone will automatically recharge the device and display album artwork.
Make your journey stress-free with the in-built satellite navigation system. With a simple touch of the screen, you can switch between 2D or 3D map view, turn on voice guidance or change the display zoom.
Dacia Sandero benefits from the recognised expertise of the Renault group in safety. In the latest EuroNCAP test results, the Sandero scored a four-star overall crash test rating.
Active safety features that are included for the Sandero include ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, ASR traction control, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), driver, passenger and front side airbags and ISOFIX points in both outer rear seats.
It also has a number of passive safety features including the use of materials such as high-yield strength steel, making the cabin more resistant by limiting deformation.
The new Dacia Sandero comes with three engine options: two petrol versions and an economical diesel version.
Dacia believes that you shouldn't have to break the bank to reap the benefits of modern technology. As such, the Sandero features a new state-of-the-art TCe petrol engine to bring you exceptional fuel economy without compromising performance. The TCe 90 produces an impressive 90bhp and still achieves 56.5mpg and CO2 emissions of just 116g/km
Ultimate fuel efficiency can be found in Dacia's critically acclaimed 1.5 dCi 90 diesel engine which achieves 74.3 mpg combined and only 99g/km CO2 emissions.
|Exterior Features||15" 'Gobi' steel wheels|
|||Black door handles and door mirrors|
|Interior Features||Black air vent surrounds|
|||Black central console surrounds|
|||Black 'Element' cloth upholstery|
|Comfort and Convenience||Pre-wiring for accessory-fit radio and speaker system|
|||Isofix points for child seats in both rear seats|
|Driving and Controls||Power-assisted steering|
|||Gear shift indicator|
In addition to Sandero Access
|Exterior Features||15" 'Colorado' wheel trims|
|Interior Features||Chrome air vent surrounds|
|||Chrome steering wheel logo surround|
|||Two-tone 'Atom' cloth upholstery|
|Security||Anti-intruder automatic door-locking system|
|||Remote central locking|
|Driving and Controls||ECO mode*|
|||Stop & Start*|
|Communication and Connectivity||AUX input|
|||Radio with CD player including MP3 CD reader|
*TCe 90 and dCi 90 versions only
In addition to Sandero Ambiance
|Exterior Features||15" 'Sahara' alloy wheels|
|Body-coloured door handles and mirrors|
|Chrome front grille|
|Interior Features||Graphite central console surround|
|Chrome instrument dial surrounds|
|Leather gear knob|
|Dark carbon 'Quantum' cloth upholstery|
|Driving and Controls||7-function on-board computer|
|Cruise control and speed limiter|
|Comfort and Convenience||Height-adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel|
|Communication and Connectivity||Radio with CD player including MP3 CD reader with fingertip controls|
In addition to everything you would expect to find on an Ambiance trim level, such as body coloured bumpers, electric front windows and Bluetooth connectivity, there is some extra exterior equipment to make your Sandero look even better on the road.
Ambiance Prime most notably includes an exclusive new 'Chestnut' metallic colour, 15" 'Aquila' alloy wheels and front fog lights.