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For The Dacia Duster is a lot of car for the money, with a spacious cabin and a big boot. The price of the entry-level version is staggeringly low.

Against Its refinement and handling are disappointing, it has a low Euro NCAP safety rating and basic models are desperately short of equipment.

Dacia Duster Crossover
33 5stars

You can't buy a bigger new car for the money, but the Dacia Duster is a bit too rough and ready.

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There are 6 Dacia Duster versions available

Crossover 1.6 16v 105 Access 2WD 5dr £9,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 16v 105 Access 4WD 5dr £11,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 2WD 5dr £11,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 2WD 5dr £13,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 4WD 5dr £13,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 4WD 5dr £15,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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 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

Dacia Duster Crossover 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 4WD 5dr

Don't believe all you read about "The Duster" my opinion of this car is as good as it gets, it really is on the money, although its very early doors…

Frank David Bell

5 out of 5 stars

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

We test drove a diesel version but ordered a petrol 4x4 and have regretted it since taking ownership. The petrol lacks power to give any sort of…

Nick Brown

1 out of 5 stars
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