Dacia Sandero review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Dacia Sandero 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 rear cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior dashboard
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior rear seats
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior infotainment
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 rear left tracking
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 badge detail
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 front light detail
  •  Dacia Sandero 2022 interior front seats
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior detail
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior gearstick detail
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 boot open
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 boot open
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 rear cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior dashboard
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior rear seats
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior infotainment
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 front cornering
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 rear left tracking
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 badge detail
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 front light detail
  •  Dacia Sandero 2022 interior front seats
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior detail
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 interior gearstick detail
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 boot open
  • Dacia Sandero 2022 boot open
What Car?’s Sandero deals
New car deals
Target Price from £7,995
or from £93pm
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Used car deals
From £4,499
Leasing deals
From £144pm

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Dacia Sandero is from a Romanian brand owned by a French car maker (Renault), but its name has its roots in Greek. It means warrior – and we have to admit it fights hard to give good value.

In fact, no matter how hard we try, we can’t think of a new small car that competes as strongly on price. Even the MG 3 is several thousand pounds more expensive than the entry-level Sandero. Skoda doesn’t field a Fabia that gets anywhere near this level of price-cutting.

Still, we’re talking about a car class that includes the Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen Polo. Can the Dacia Sandero really compete with such stalwarts of the small car category on anything other than price? The next few pages of this review will tell you.

By the way, we're focusing on the standard model here. If you're interested in the SUV-inspired version, we have a full separate Sandero Stepway review. The Stepway gets roof bars, jacked-up suspension and chunky plastic wheel-arch extensions.

If you do decide to buy a Sandero – or, indeed, a new car of any make and model – you could make a big saving without any tricky haggling by checking out the free What Car? New Car Buying service. It has lots of the best prices available, including Dacia Sandero deals.

At a glance
New car deals
Target Price from £7,995
or from £93pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Used car deals
From £4,499
Leasing deals
From £144pm
RRP price range £7,995 - £13,845
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, hybrid
MPG range across all versions 48.7 - 53.3
Available doors options 5
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £435 / £814
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £869 / £1,628
Available colours