For The Dacia Sandero offers a roomy cabin and competitive running costs for an amazingly low price. The solid-feeling dashboard is easy to navigate.
Against Refinement is disappointing and the low-speed ride lumpy, while most versions get hardly any equipment. The Sandero’s safety and security test scores are below par, too.
What Car? says
The Dacia Sandero is far not flawless, but it’s a likeable car that offers more space than anything else in the same price range. It demands compromises, but bearable ones given the price.
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There are 7 Dacia Sandero versions available
Target Price team says:
If you do most of your driving in town, the 1.2-litre petrol engine is the one to go for because it feels lively enough in this environment and keeps the price low – something that’s crucial with the Sandero. The other engines feel much stronger at motorway speeds, but they make the car more expensive to buy.
Whichever engine you choose, mid-spec Ambiance trim is the one to go for. It provides electric front windows, remote central locking, Bluetooth and a radio/CD player. Entry-level Access trim is far too basic, while range-topping Laureate cars are priced too close to more capable rivals.
Reader test team says:
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