For The range-topping Laureate spec brings lots of desirable features, including alloy wheels, air-conditioning and rear electric windows.

Against Stability control is still only a cost option and you can't specify curtain airbags. This limited safety equipment contributed to the Duster's disappointing three-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.

Dacia Duster Crossover

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

Laureate trim is good value, but we reckon the cheaper front-wheel-drive model will be all the car most buyers need.

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Key facts

12.5 secs
Top speed
104 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
586 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Duster’s chief attraction is its low price – it undercuts the similarly sized Nissan Qashqai by thousands of pounds – but we wouldn’t recommend the cheapest version; you don’t even get a radio, for example. We think that mid-level Ambiance trim offers the best value, but even the dearest version is still far cheaper than the cheapest Qashqai.

Part of the Dacia’s attraction will also be its simple buying process: you can’t haggle on the fixed prices, and there’s a very simple list of options/accessories.

Reader test team says:

Dacia Duster Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 4WD 5dr

I have the Laureate 4 X 4 1.5dci bought new in 2013, the car has performed excellently, it is comfortable and I have covered 450 miles in one go…

Paul Fern

5 out of 5 stars

Dacia Duster Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 2WD 5dr

Brought this car in Feb last year, I had to go throught the options and buy a spare tyre as only came with a repair kit. Have now done 12k and no…

Danny Tutt

4 out of 5 stars

Dacia Duster Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 2WD 5dr

The car that could have been great but isn't. Quality control was none existent whilst manufacturing this car. Problems with tyre fit, followed by…

Clive King

1 out of 5 stars

Dacia Duster Crossover 1.6 16v 105 Access 2WD 5dr

My wife bought the Dacia Duster approximately 6 months ago. What is good about the Dacia Duster? 1. You get a lot of car for the price. 2. Loads…

Nick Turpin

2 out of 5 stars
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