The small car class is one of the most fiercely contested, with a huge number of models all vying for attention. However, the Dacia Sandero has one big selling point – it’s the cheapest new car out there.
You get plenty of space for your cash, too, because the Sandero is one of the roomiest cars in its class, both for people and their luggage. It’s available as a five-door only, but there’s a range of engines and trims to choose from.
The trade-off is a distinctly last-generation cabin, but as long as you don’t buy a Dacia Sandero thinking you’ll be treated to the latest in cabin quality, you’re likely to be happy with it.
Ultimately, we’d recommend going for the 1.2 petrol, which is the cheapest option in the engine range.
We’d advise against the entry-level Access model though, because most people these days won’t put up with its very short kit list. Instead go for the better-equipped mid-level Ambiance, and add the brilliant infotainment system.
Overall, there are better small cars to drive, and better small cars to sit in, but few offer so much car for the money.