The headline news about the Dacia Duster range is its ultra-low starting price – far lower than any family SUV rival. But we recommend the mid-level Comfort trim, which is priced inline with an MG ZS, but the Duster will still end up costing you less to run over three years. It has some obvious shortcomings, such as its so-so handling and low-rent interior, but if you want cheap, no-frills motoring with more than enough everyday practicality, it's unrivalled.get the best price
This trim does what it says on the tin. Air conditioning is the biggest bonus over Access, along with body-coloured bumpers, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, a reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a DAB radio with Bluetooth and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Engine: 1.0 TCe 100
Try and avoid the entry-level 98bhp 1.0-litre TCe 100. Its power delivery is incredibly staged, sporadically feeling quite flat as you rev it out, and it takes a relative age to get up to motorway speeds. There’s also a Bi-Fuel version, which can run on both petrol and natural gas (LPG).
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