Dacia Duster | 1.5 Blue dCi Techroad 5dr


DACIA DUSTER 1.5 Blue dCi Techroad 5dr
PersonalLease
£244.57Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£203.81Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,201.15 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£1,834.29 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • 3 speed windscreen wipers
  • Dark tinted windows
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Rear wash/wipe
BRAKES
  • ABS and Emergency brake assist
  • ASR traction control with Electronic stability control
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth connectivity
DRIVER AIDS
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Cruise control
  • Eco mode
  • Electric power assisted steering
  • Multi view camera
  • Rear parking camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Speed limiter
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Dusk sensor
  • Stop/start system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • MediaNav Evolution 7" touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation with Apple car play and Android auto
  • On board computer, odometer, trip computer, average fuel consumption, average speed, service indicator, outside temperature gauge
  • Rev counter
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body-coloured door mirrors with red stripe
  • Electric adjustable/heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Dark carbon central console surround
  • Matt black central console fasia
  • Piano black decorative insert on door panels
  • Satin chrome air vent surround
  • Satin chrome instrument dial surrounds
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 4x 20W FM/AM/DAB tuner with steering column mounted fingertip controls
  • Aux-in socket
  • USB connection for MP3 players
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black side sills
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Body coloured front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome front grille
  • Front door sill protection strip
  • Matt black front door handles
  • Matt black rear door handles
  • Metallic paint
  • Satin chrome front and rear skid plates
  • Satin chrome longitudinal roof bars
  • Tailgate trim with satin chrome Duster inscription in black background
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Double optic headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • High level third rear brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 4 speed heating and ventilation with air recirculation
  • Climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Fabric decorative insert on door panels
  • Front seat armrests
  • Front under seat storage
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Satin chrome gear lever cap insert
  • Satin chrome lower steering wheel insert
  • Soft feel steering wheel
  • Techroad cloth upholstery
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Boot light
  • Front passenger reading light
  • Glovebox light
  • Rear passenger reading light
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Door open warning
  • Driver airbag
  • Driver and passenger seatbelt not fastened - visual and audible warning
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitor
SEATS
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Isofix points for child seats in both outer rear seats
  • Map pocket on front seat backs
SECURITY
  • Keyless entry
  • Remote central locking
  • Thatcham approved engine immobiliser
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 17" Maldive diamantee alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre inflation kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 115
  • HC: 15E
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 76
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1461
  • Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: K9K 666
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 8
  • Stroke: 80.5
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 64
  • EC Extra Urban: 68.9
  • EC Urban: 58.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 4.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 5.5
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: 84631
  • Coin Description: Blue dCi
  • Coin Series: Techroad
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 115
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: True
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 10.5
  • BHP: 115
  • Engine Power KW: 85
  • Engine Power RPM: 3750
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 192
  • Engine Torque MKG: 26.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 260
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 111
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: MALDIVE DIAMANTEE
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1633
  • Height (including roof rails): 1693
  • Length: 4341
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.72
  • Wheelbase: 2674
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1804
  • Width (including mirrors): 2052
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 478
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1848
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1623
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 695
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1320
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 528

Reviews

Dacia Duster PRICE BUSTER (72/100)

The second generation Dacia Duster continues to offer a trendy compact 5-door SUV Crossover for supermini money. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

A new car for the price of a second hand one is always a tempting prospect and when it's as smartly styled and capable as Dacia's Duster, the concept becomes particularly appealing. Undercutting rival models in the small SUV segment by an enormous amount, this Romanian budget brand uses proven Renault engineering to create a very likeable product that could prove ideal as back-up family transport. This second generation version gets more technology and a bit of extra polish, otherwise, the basic recipe's pretty much unchanged. Dig down the back of the sofa for some money and join the queue to try one.

Background

The original Duster SUV was the car that really built the Dacia brand. Launched in 2009, it was far better than any model in this class had a right to be for less than £10,000 but it did have a few rough edges - enough to keep some buyers in the compact SUV segment loyal to more established brands. You always felt that if this Renault-owner manufacturer could add a bit of extra quality, technology and polish to this value-orientated recipe, then it would be well set. We're told that this is exactly what's happened in creation of this second generation model. There are now features that Dacia buyers won't be used to - things like climate control, curtain airbags, blindspot warning, keyless entry and much more. And it's all been put together with a bit more love. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Cut back on cost and you also cut back on expectations. Admit it - you didn't think the Duster was going to be any good at all to drive. It may well come as quite a surprise then, to learn that the market consensus in Europe, where this car has been a huge sales success, is that this Dacia has the sort of ride/handling compromise that would shame rivals many thousands of pounds more expensive. Engine-wise, first up is the 1.6-litre Sce 115hp unit familiar from other compact Renault and Dacia models. It's a decent choice, far more efficient than the old 1.6 offered in the MK1 Duster and offering a lot more pulling power. There's also a more modern 1.3-litre Tce turbo petrol unit, available with either 130 or 150hp. If you need more torque, you'll be directed towards the 1.5-litre BluedCi diesel. All the engines offer the option of 4WD, the same Nissan-engineered three-mode system as was in the previous model, selectable via a rotary controller in front of the gear stick. Most of the time you'll be in '2WD', but in wet or icy conditions, there's the peace of mind of being able to switch seamlessly to 'Auto' so that extra traction will automatically cut in when necessary. For mud-plugging meanwhile, you'll want to keep all wheels turning permanently by switching to the 'Lock' setting.

Design and Build

Though this second generation Duster model looks familiar, Dacia says that not one body panel has been carried over from the previous generation car. A redesigned bonnet flows into a more distinctive grille extending to the head lights that makes the car look wider. This is flanked by a more distinctive lighting signature that includes LED daytime running lamps. A larger, mass-coloured, scratch-resistant front skid plate reinforces Duster's adventurer credentials. A higher belt line adds to the impression of robustness and protection while the windscreen has been brought forward 100mm and is more steeply raked, which makes the cabin appear more spacious. Ah yes, the cabin. That's been redesigned too. The smarter centre console accommodates a higher-positioned MediaNav multimedia touchscreen display viewed from more supportive seats. The window glass is thicker for greater refinement and there's extra cabin storage too. Of course, if you look for them, there are signs of cost-cutting, but everything's been decently put together and the boot's a decent size, offering 445 litres for the 2WD version and 376 litres for the 4WD variant. That's the same as the old model. As for rear seat accommodation, well, there's actually more space here than you'd find in most compact 4x4s, with reasonable levels of head, leg and shoulder room for two and, on shorter journeys, even for three.

Market and Model

While the thought of owning a trendy compact SUV/Crossover-style model for less than £10,000 might be the thing that gets people into Dacia showrooms, the car that satisfied prospective buyers end up driving out of them will probably require a very differently-sized cheque. Still one though, that'll offer a considerable saving on comparable models from other brands. Dacia's ethos is to keep things simple and no-nonsense - so the line-up is no different. There are four trim levels to choose from; 'Access', 'Essential', 'Comfort' and 'Prestige'. 'Access trim', available from £9,995, features 16-inch steel wheels, electric front windows - and not a lot else. You'll probably want at least to find the £1,600 premium for 'Essential' trim, which adds 16-inch 'Fidji' steel wheels, body coloured front and rear bumpers, manual air conditioning, a DAB radio with steering-column mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity. Comfort spec adds 16-inch 'Cyclade' alloy wheels, a front-seat armrest, a leather steering wheel, a rear parking camera and sensors, electric rear windows, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, MediaNav 7" touchscreen multimedia system with navigation and an on-board computer. The top 'Prestige' version, gives you 17-inch 'Diamond-cut' alloy wheels, a multi-view camera, blind spot warning, climate control and keyless entry.

Cost of Ownership

You'll find the Duster not only inexpensive to buy but similarly cheap to keep on the road. Or at least you will providing you avoid the relatively old-tech 1.6-litre SCe 115 petrol model. In front wheel drive form, this delivers an unremarkable combined cycle figure of 43.4mpg. This takes a dive to 40.7mpg should you opt for the four-wheel drive chassis. Emissions are 149 and 158g/km for two and four-wheel drive petrol models respectively. For the more modern TCe 130 turbo petrol unit with front wheel drive, the figures are 47mpg on the combined cycle and 137g/km of CO2. For some buyers though, only a diesel will do. With a Dacia 1.5-litre dCi, you'll see 64.2mpg from a front-driver and 115g/km of CO2. As for peace of mind, well Dacia has chosen to cock a snook at the Koreans by - and I quote - 'deciding not to force buyers into paying a premium for a longer warranty they might not want'. You may disagree, but at least if you do, you've the option of extending the standard 3 year/60,000 mile cover with an affordably-priced five or seven year policy.

Summary

So. Here's the bottom line. New cars are often a lot more expensive than perhaps they need to be, especially in fashionable market sectors like those for Crossover 4x4s. It's a trend manufacturers try and justify with high technology that's certainly very impressive but which many buyers neither appreciate nor really want. These are the people being targeted here by what continues to be a very clever package indeed, one that gives you almost everything you need - and nothing you don't. The things it can't offer - cutting edge handling, hi-tech equipment levels and a soft-touch trendy cabin - become irrelevant when you consider the asking price. A figure that in 4x4 models buys you off road ability that betters that of some rivals costing nearly twice as much. And in whatever guise you choose, you'll find a Duster smartly styled, practically finished and affordable to run. Enough to make it a better bet than a late, low mileage second hand Crossover/4x4 rival? Many will think so.

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PersonalLease

£244.57Per month inc VAT
Initial Rental: £2,201.15 inc. VAT

BusinessLease

£203.81Per month ex VAT
Initial Rental: £1,834.29 ex. VAT