Dacia Sandero 1.0 TCe Comfort 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£11,595
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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This is the most expensive version of the latest Sandero but it’s still incredibly cheap – particularly given how much kit you get. This includes (over and above the lower trims) electric rear windows, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, an 8.0in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring and keyless entry.

This turbocharged engine is going to be one of the most popular – and it’s the only one we’ve driven so far. It has 89bhp and a six-speed manual gearbox (with the option of a CVT automatic), which will zip you from 0-62mph in 11.7sec. Yes, that’s about a second slower than rivals like the Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 95 and Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95, but it doesn’t feel slow. It has plenty of low- and mid-range shove for keeping up with traffic and revs out eagerly when you give it full beans.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.7 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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