Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£7,995
Review

Often the verdict for a car costing this little would be ‘cheap but not great’. Not here, though, because the Sandero is a fine small car to spend time in and is actually above average in many, many areas. For practicality, it’s one of the best in the class. Entry-level Access trim is a bit too stripped out for most people, but the top-level Comfort trim with the TCe 90 engine is a great all-round package for very little outlay.

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Entry-level Access trim is ultra-cheap but you get ugly black bumpers, steel wheels and no air-conditioning or central locking. You do get electric front windows and LED headlights, so it’s not all bad.

This naturally aspirated 1.0-litre has just 64bhp. Even without driving it (we’ll let you know when we have) we are pretty confident it’ll be slow (0-62mph takes a pedestrian 16.7sec) and worth avoiding. Officially it offers the same economy and emissions as the more expensive TCe 90.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH16.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

328

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km

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