Used Dacia Duster 2018-present review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Dacia Duster 4x4?

There aren’t many rivals at this price to challenge the Dacia Duster, particularly if you need a rugged four-wheel-drive car of this size. 

However, if you just want a practical five-seat SUV, the Kia Sportage has much more equipment, a far plusher interior and a longer warranty for a similar amount of money. It’s also a very dependable car, according to our reliability data.

For a bit more money, you could own a better-handling Seat Ateca. The boot is similarly sized, and you’d be hard-pressed to notice a difference in interior space. There’s a much more intuitive infotainment system to use, too.  

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Overview

No-frills motoring with a certain amount of rugged charm; the Dacia Duster is very practical and surprisingly capable off road when equipped with four-wheel drive

  • A lot of car for the money
  • Big boot
  • 4x4 version very capable
  • Sparse equipment on lower trims
  • Interior feels cheap
  • Disappointing Euro NCAP safety rating