Dacia Sandero Hatchback | 1.5 Blue dCi Comfort 5dr

DACIA SANDERO HATCHBACK 1.5 Blue dCi Comfort 5dr
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24 Months

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Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking
Air Con
Air Con
LED
Daytime Lights

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • 3 speed windscreen wipers
  • Electric front windows drivers one touch
  • Heated rear window
  • Manual adjustable rear windows
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Tinted windows
BRAKES
  • ABS EBA
  • ESC with ASR and Hill start assist
COMMUNICATION
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Stop/start system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 7 function on board computer - odometer, trip computer, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed, service indicator, temperature gauge
  • MediaNav evolution 7" touchscreen multimedia system- satelitte navigation, RDS, smartphone voice recognition
  • Rev counter
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Satin chrome air vent surround
  • Satin chrome centre console surround
  • Satin chrome instrument dial surrounds
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Aux input
  • DAB/FM/AM radio with fingertip controls and 4 speakers
  • USB connection
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome fog light surround
  • Chrome front grille strip
  • Chrome headlight surround
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Double optic headlights with chrome surround
  • Front fog lights
  • High level third rear brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 4 speed heating and ventilation system
  • Chrome heating controls
  • Manual air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power point for rear passengers
  • 12V socket by gear lever
  • Chrome gear lever cap insert
  • Dark carbon door panels
  • Front passenger grab handle
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Headlights left on audible and visual warning
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Indite cloth upholstery
  • Leather gear knob
  • Rear grab handles
  • Satin Chrome door handles
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Boot light
  • Front courtesy lights
SAFETY
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Door open visual warning
  • Driver's airbag
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible visual warnings
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Passenger airbag with deactivation function
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitor
SEATS
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
SECURITY
  • Anti-intruder automatic door locking system
  • Remote central locking
  • Thatcham approved engine immobiliser
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
WHEELS
  • 15" Lassen steel wheels trims
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre inflation kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 98
  • HC: 12E
  • 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 95 MT
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 5 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 8
  • Stroke: 80.5
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 61.4
  • EC Extra Urban: 83.1
  • EC Urban: 76.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 4.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 4.8
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: Blue dCi
  • Coin Series: Comfort
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 2
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 95
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 11.9
  • BHP: 95
  • Engine Power KW: 70
  • Engine Power RPM: 3750
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 162
  • Engine Torque MKG: 22.4
  • Engine Torque NM: 220
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1750
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 111
TYRES
  • Alloys?: Data Not Available
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear: 185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 15" STEEL
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1519
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4069
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.5
  • Wheelbase: 2589
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1733
  • Width (including mirrors): 1994
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 320
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1633
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 790
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 595
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1122
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 511

Reviews

Dacia Sandero Hatchback FAMILY FRIENDLY WITH PRIMARK PRICING (47/100)

The improved Dacia Sandero is a little more polished but it remains a very affordable is here. It's cheap, it's very cheerful and it could very well completely change the way you think about budgeting for a new compact family car. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Dacia Sandero might be the cheapest car on sale in the UK but that doesn't mean it's not without merit. In fact the Sandero is big, solidly built and features some decent engines, especially in this improved guise. The entry-level car will be too spartan for many but even the range-topper looks good value. If you're just about to buy a mainstream brand citycar, supermini or family hatch, you need to stop right here and read on..

Background

Sometimes, I think I must have been born in the wrong era. Is it just me - or does everything these days seem to cost rather more than it should? Take the purchase of a compact family car, the kind most people want, with room for up to five, a modern engine and a decent-sized 300-litre boot. Today, the mainstream makers have decreed that you'll pay from £14,000 to £15,000 for such a thing. But one brand disagrees. Dacia. For much less than half those kinds of asking figures, this Renault-owned Romanian marque can bring you this car, the Sandero. Let's check out this revised version.

Driving Experience

The range kicks off with a 1.0-litre SCe 75 three cylinder normally aspirated petrol unit. A well-proven TCe 90 turbo petrol engine and an uprated Blue dCi 95 diesel unit are available across the revised range. You're probably going to want them too as performance from the SCe 75 powerplant is rather leisurely, the rest to 62mph sprint occupying 14.2s. The TCe 90 derivative improves that showing to 11.1s. We could sit here all day making cutting comments about this Sandero's ride and handling package but d'you know what? We'll cut to the chase. It's perfectly adequate for the modest needs of its target market. It always was; it still is. The robust suspension set-up that suits this model's third world customers is perfectly adequate for ordinary A to B driving, though can lose its composure when confronted with serious tarmac imperfections. Push a little through the bends and you'll find that body roll is actually reasonably well controlled and you get decent levels of cornering traction too. We could do with a little more feel through the steering wheel, but the helm is at least light, offering a city-friendly 10.58m turning circle. As before, this car is built tough. How many other superminis are promoted as having excellent ground clearance enabling them to take on all kinds of road conditions with "robust underbody protection for impressive performance on unpaved tracks"? I've experienced the roads in this car's home state of Romania and if this Dacia can cope with them, it shouldn't have any problems with our potholes and speed humps - though I should point out that models produced for the brand's home market actually ride 14mm higher than our Sanderos.

Design and Build

So where does the Dacia Sandero fit, sizewise? That very much depends on how you position the car. On price, you'd have to say it's competing with city cars but in terms of the amount of metal you get, it's actually sized somewhere between a Fiesta-sized supermini and a Focus-sized family hatch. In other words, for the kind of money being asked, the interior and exterior dimensions are very generous indeed, with the ordinary five-door hatchback Sandero offering 1436mm of rear elbow room, giving enough space to seat three adults comfortably or install three child seats. Boot volume is 320-litres (slightly more than a Ford Focus) which is extremely good for this class and there's a 60/40 split fold rear seat to improve practicality still further. In 2017, changes were made to this model, including a revised front end design showcasing Dacia's smarter lighting signature flanking a revised honeycombed grille. The interior's smarter than it once was too, with satin-effect chrome finishing to lift the dashboard, a smarter steering wheel and some soft-touch surfaces on upper-spec variants. Dacia has even moved the electric window switches from the centre console to a more conventional place on the doors. As before, the cabin offers plenty of storage, notably via a central cubby box. The oddments spaces in the front and rear doors are large enough to house a 1.5-litre and 0.5-litre bottle respectively. As before, there's the option of a crossover-like Sandero Stepway bodystyle with raised suspension and roofbars.

Market and Model

So how much are you going to end up paying? Believe it or not, from around just £7,000. That makes the Sandero the cheapest car you can buy. It undercuts other much smaller budget models such as the Suzuki Celerio by around £1,000 and offers more space inside. For some perspective, in size, this car is somewhere between a Fiesta-shaped supermini and a Focus-sized family hatch. So you get the idea. It really is hard to argue with this kind of value proposition. There's only a single five-door hatchback bodystyle but it does come in either standard form or as the 'Sandero Stepway', a variant that dresses up this design with a bit more SUV-style attitude and offers a higher ride height. Go shopping at the lower end of the standard hatch range and you can't expect too much in terms of standard equipment, though things have improved in that regard with this revised model. Most variants get a DAB radio and you no longer have to stretch right top the top of the range for air conditioning - it's now standard from the 'Ambiance' level upwards. As before, the entry-level 'Access' versions come only with the base Sce 75 petrol engine and are equipped with manual windows all round. For this kind of money of course, you might expect to have to have to wind up your windows yourself and do without things like body-coloured bumpers or remote central locking, but it may be a shock to find that you don't even get a radio or something as basic as a passenger grab handle - and that the only colour on offer is white. Still, all these things are of course available on the plusher Sandero models that most British customers will choose.

Cost of Ownership

Given that much of a new car's cost of ownership is swallowed up in depreciation, it makes perfect sense to minimise your financial exposure in the first instance if you want to keep a cap on bills. If you've paid around £6,000 for a Sandero and it sheds half of its value in three years, you're still only three grand in the hole. And £1,000 per year in depreciation is something most new car owners can only dream of. In fact, I have a suspicion the Sandero will do a lot better than that, because the public is getting wise to the Dacia brand and the engines on offer in this car all offer decent economy and low emissions. The TCe 90 petrol unit is the zippiest and even that will return a combined fuel figure of 57.6mpg and emissions of 109g/km. The 1.0-litre SCe petrol engine that comes with that headline-grabbing price tag doesn't fare quite so well at 54.3mpg and 117g/km but that's not going to send many of you to the wall. Those are NEDC cycle figures. The Blue dCi 95 diesel is rated on the tougher WLTP cycle and on that, you're looking at between 58.8mpg and 62.7mpg on the WLTP cycle - a truly excellent showing. All new Sanderos come with a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty (whichever is reached sooner). Rather than forcing buyers to pay a premium for a longer warranty they might not want, Dacia's offers them the option to extend their warranty should they wish.

Summary

The Dacia Sandero remains an interesting car. Yes, you can buy it as a super stripped-out bargain basement item for around £7,000 but most of us want a few more creature comforts. Like the Duster, Dacia has very carefully worked the specifications list so that the super-low baseline model price tag draws customers into dealers where they will then realise that the car they actually want is the range-topper. So how will this improved Sandero fare? Pretty well, we think. Even if you do migrate to the comparatively well equipped Laureate model, you'll still not be paying big money. Especially when you bear in mind that the opening price for a smaller five-door Vauxhall Corsa with air conditioning can easily be over £14,000. For more than £5,000 less, you get a top specification Sandero. Couched in those terms, the good news is that this Dacia is a bit of a no-brainer.

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