Used Dacia Duster 2018-present review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used Dacia Duster 4x4 will I get for my budget?

Prices for a used example of the latest Duster start at around £10,000 at the time of writing for a 2018 1.6 Sce Comfort version, but because this is a fairly new model, its prices are still changing relatively rapidly. To keep up to date with used Duster prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you are getting the best deal. 

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How much does it cost to run a Dacia Duster 4x4?

MPG

Despite the low cost to buy, not all engines in the Duster line-up are inexpensive to run. The 1.6-litre petrol has a WLTP combined fuel economy figure of just 36.7mpg, which isn’t particularly good. This is probably why it was replaced by a turbocharged 1.0-litre that has a much better rating of 49.5mpg. The more popular 1.3 TCe exists in 128bhp and 148bhp forms; both manage 47.0mpg, but four-wheel drive knocks the higher-powered version back to 44.4mpg.

The two diesels are the economy stars with 64.2mpg for the front-wheel-drive car and 60.1mpg for the four-wheel-drive model.

CO2 emissions

The two diesels put out the least amount of CO2, with figures of 115g/km for the 4x2 and 123g/km for the 4x4. This is then followed by the 1.0 TCe at 126g/km, while both the 128bhp and 148bhp versions of the 1.3 TCe emit the same amount of greenhouse gases at 137g/km. Unless it comes with 4x4; then it's 140g/km. 

As expected, the thirstiest 1.6 SCe petrol is the worst for emissions at 149g/km for the 4x2 and 158g/km for the 4x4.

Road tax

All Dusters will be charged under the current road tax system. But because no Dacia costs more than £40,000 when new, all will escape the additional fee applied to such expensive vehicles. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information. 

Servicing costs

The fixed-price monthly servicing plan Dacia offers customers of its new cars isn’t transferable to subsequent owners, but even so, maintenance costs are pretty reasonable. 

Insurance costs

An entry-level 1.6 SCe Access model will sit in insurance group 8, while a top-spec diesel Prestige will be in 15. This is a fair bit lower than rivals such as the Seat Ateca and Kia Sportage, although, in fairness, both of these can be had with more powerful engines.

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