Dacia Duster 1.3 TCe 130 Prestige 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £16,795What Car? Target Price£16,636
Review

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.

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There’s no doubting that this is the swankiest Duster in the line-up with climate control, blind spot monitoring, a 360deg camera and keyless entry.

Our favourite Duster engine is available only on mid-range Comfort models and above. Its 128bhp gives it a pleasing briskness and noticeably more overtaking shove than the less expensive entry-level, 98bhp 1.0-litre TCe 100


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

445

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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