The modelRead full review
Often the verdict for a car costing this little would be ‘cheap but not great’. Not here, though, because the Dacia Sandero is a fine small car to spend time in. For practicality, it’s actually one of the best in the class. The top level Comfort trim with either the TCe 90 or TCe 100 Bi-Fuel engine is a great all-round package for very little outlay. Only a disappointing Euro NCAP safety score lets the side down.
The trimSee full equipment
This is the most expensive trim but it’s still incredibly cheap, and you get a lot of kit. It includes (over and above Essential trim) electric rear windows, heated and electronically-adjustable wing mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, an 8.0in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring and keyless entry.
The engineSee full engine specs
This is a slightly more powerful version of the TCe three-cylinder, but can also run on LPG. You can switch between petrol and LPG using a switch next to your knee or you can let the system automatically switch between the two fuel sources. With both tanks brimmed, it offers a range of over 800 miles. With 99bhp (compared to the TCe 90’s 89bhp) it feels quite a bit punchier throughout the rev range.
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