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2024 (24) Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.0 TCe Extreme 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.5" TFT instrument panel with on-board computerBlind spot warning
Cruise control with speed limiterDriver attention warning
eCall emergency call systemEco mode
Electric power assisted steeringEmergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Event data recoderExtended grip switch
Front parking sensorsLane departure warning
Lane keep assistRear parking sensors
Rescue codeRev counter
Reversing cameraStop/start system
Traffic sign recognition with speed alert/Intelligent speed assist (ISA) 

Entertainment

8" MediaNav with DAB Radio + Smartphone replication + Bluetooth + 6 Speakers with Apple Carplay and Android AutoUSB connection for data transfer and charging
USB socketUSB-C plug
USB-C plug rear 

Exterior Features

3 speed windscreen wipersAuto lighting
Automatic wipersBlack radiator grille with white inserts stepway inscription
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Copper Brown Dacia inscription on tail gateCopper brown deco part on fog lamp area
Copper brown door mirrorsCopper brown stepway inscription on roof bars
Door sills in topographic patternDrivers one touch electric windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront electric windows
Front fog lightsHeated rear window
High level third brake lightLateral sticker with topographic pattern
LED automatic daytime running lightsLED Y-shape Dacia signature lighting
Megatith modular roof barsRear electric windows
Rear side wing doorsRear wash/wipe
Shiny black shark antennaSnorkel sticker with topographic pattern
Tinted windowsTopographic door protection decals and snorkel animation

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12 volt front socket
12 volt rear socket3 height adjustable rear headrests
3 seat rear benchAutomatic air conditioning
Copper brown doors deco partsDriver and passenger vanity mirror with cover
Fixed smartphone holder on dashboardFog grey animation on air vents
Fog grey interior door handlesFront and rear rubber mats with topographic pattern
Gear shift indicatorHeight adjustable drivers seat with armrest
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight/depth adjustable steering wheel
High central armrest with console storageIsofix points for child seats in both outer rear seats
Micro-cloud grey fabric on dashboardMicroCloud fabric upholstery
Single front passenger seatSoft feel steering wheel
Steering wheel controls 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS and Emergency brake assist
Advanced emergency braking systemAlcohol imoboliser predisposal
Automatic emergency braking systemChild locks on rear doors
Door open visual and audible warningDriver airbag
EBD - Electronic brakeforce distributionElectronic parking brake
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)ESP + Hill Start Assist
Front curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Passenger airbagSeatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Side impact protectionTyre pressure monitor

Security

Automatic central lockingImmobiliser
Keyless entryRemote central locking

Trim

Decopart on instrument panel and door with textile 

Wheels

16" Mahalia black alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.266HC0.035
NOx0.021Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb127 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Cylinders - Bore (mm)72.2
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.34Engine CodeH4D 470
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5WLTP - MPG - Comb50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High44.8WLTP - MPG - High60.1
WLTP - MPG - Low42.8WLTP - MPG - Medium56.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power90
Coin DescriptionTCeCoin SeriesExtreme
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %70NCAP Child Occupant Protection %72
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 092NCAP Pedestrian Protection %41
NCAP Safety Assist %42Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12Engine Power - BHP91
Engine Power - KW67Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4600Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16.3Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM2100Top Speed107

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMAHALIA BLACKWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1535Height (including roof rails)1587
Length4099Wheelbase2604
Width1848Width (including mirrors)2007

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1578
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1108Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)328
Max. Loading Weight482Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked585Minimum Kerbweight1096
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.39
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Dacia Sandero Stepway

In second generation form, the Dacia Sandero Stepway continues to offer a bit of fun for not a lot of money. Jonathan Crouch tries it.

Ten Second Review

The Dacia Sandero Stepway is inexpensive but doesn't look it. It's a supermini that's been jacked up a bit to give a crossover look and seems to press all the right buttons for buyers who don't want big outlay but require big value. Here's the latest version of the third generation version.

Background

You know when an idea is a good one when your opposition are looking at each other and wondering why they didn't think of it before. The Dacia formula is really rather simple. It takes tried and tested Renault engineering and recycles it into new cars hailing from Romania. Therefore there's very little research and development expense, low labour costs, minimal tooling outlay and hey presto, you have a line of cheap and reliable cars that are just about pitch perfect for these austere times. Hardly rocket science is it? Renault acquired the company in 1999 and began importing into the UK thirteen years later. The core range is based around the Duster compact SUV and the Sandero supermini, the latter still the cheapest car on sale in the UK, and was rejuvenated back in 2020 in third generation re-designed form. The contender we look at here, the Sandero Stepway, is a spin-off of that model and it's one that has a lot to be said for it.

Driving Experience

In order to understand the appeal of the Sandero Stepway, know this. The basic Sandero supermini upon which it's based has been designed to sell into many third world markets and as such is billed as having excellent ground clearance and "robust underbody protection for impressive performance on unpaved tracks". If that's not a great basis for building a jacked-up version with even greater abilities, we don't know what is. Do remember though, that this isn't a four-wheel drive car, so there are limits as to what it can negotiate. For tougher stuff, you'll probably need to buy Dacia's Duster compact SUV. The extra wheel travel seems to give the Stepway a marginally better ride quality than the standard Sandero and the 41mm raise in height hasn't made body control noticeably worse. This third generation model's stiffer, more sophisticated CMF-B platform means it can deliver some better engineering. Most Stepway folk will want the powerplant you have to have, one we'd recommend, the 89bhp three cylinder turbo petrol TCe 90 unit, which can be had with either 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox. Dacia isn't bothering with a diesel this time round, but if you're looking for something super-frugal, you can have the TCe 100 petrol unit in LPG Bi-fuel form, with a dual fuel tank situated where the spare wheel would normally sit. With both the petrol and the LPG tanks filled, you'd have a range in this eco-variant of over 800 miles. Dacia promises that this car will be easy to use around town too, thanks to the fact that the steering is for this MK3 design electrically (rather than hydraulically) assisted and apparently needs up to 36% less effort to turn at low speeds.

Design and Build

As before, the Stepway is styled to look a bit more rugged without actually offering any four wheel-drive underpinnings. Think Ford Fiesta Active or Audi A1 Citycarver and you're not far off the mark. The extra 41mm of stepped up ground clearance gives it a nicely chunky look and might well prove useful when bumping up and down big kerbs in town. This third generation version has a redesigned front end and body features such as proper metal front and rear skid plates, fog lamps, pronounced flared wheel arches, larger 16-inch alloy wheels, longitudinal roof bars that can be turned into a functional roof rack and some smart paint colours. Otherwise, it's exactly like a standard Sandero, which means that this 'DJF/BJ1 cross' generation version rides on the same CMF-B platform as a far pricier (and smaller) Renault Clio. That's allowed it to be a touch bigger than the pre-2020 MK2 model, noticeably wider (1,848mm without mirrors) and 19mm longer. The look's less anonymous too, thanks to a Y-shaped LED front lighting signature. Inside, it's much nicer than you might expect, with a modern dashboard that's embellished on this Stepway variant with fabric finishes. Infotainment's taken step forward since 2020 too, most versions getting an 8-inch centre monitor featuring smartphone mirroring. Access to the rear is easy, with wide-opening doors and reasonable knee room; you could seat a couple of adults there more comfortably than in most other superminis. The boot's a decent size too, rated at 328-litres, extendable to 1,108-litres with the back seat folded.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels - 'Essential', 'Expression' and 'Extreme'. So how much are you going to end up paying? Think in terms of a Stepway starting price of just over £15,000 (about £1,500 more than a regular Sandero) and you won't be too far out. That makes this still the cheapest Crossover-styled car you can buy. It undercuts rugged-ised versions of smaller city cars like the Fiat Panda Cross and the Kia Picanto X-line by well over £1,000 and offers lots more space inside than both. For some perspective, in size, this car is somewhere between a Fiesta Active-shaped supermini (models of which tend to be priced from around £22,500) and a Focus Active-sized family hatch (priced from around £28,000). So you get the idea. It really is hard to argue with this kind of value proposition. Three interior media infotainment options are available, the most basic system - called 'Media Control' - includes Bluetooth and a DAB radio, but no screen. Instead, you get a dock for your smartphone which can run a purpose-designed app for in-car use. Further up the range, you get two options based around an 8-inch touchscreen; 'Media Display', which incorporates 'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring. And (only for the top Stepway 'Extreme' variant) 'Media Nav', which has built-in sat nav with Wi-Fi-based smartphone access. Optional extras if you want to plush up your Sandero include automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, a reversing camera, auto wipers and a power operated sunroof.

Cost of Ownership

There's a surprisingly high efficiency price to pay for this Stepway variant's 'SUV'-ness. In an ordinary Sandero, the three cylinder turbo 1.0-litre TCe 90 turbo unit almost all customers choose returns 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and 119g/km of CO2. The same engine in a Sandero Stepway manages 50.4mpg and 127g/km. It's 45.6mpg and 140g/km for the automatic version. You would of course do much better with a pricier mainstream rugged-ised supermini like a Ford Fiesta Active, but there's no doubt that Dacia has considerably closed the previous gap in efficiency that existed compared to the mainstream market. And it's useful to have the rare option of LPG power for the TCe engine (the TCe 100 Bi-fuel model), should you be prepared to consider it. On to the warranty. Dacia offers an industry standard 3-year/60,000 miles guarantee from the showroom, backed by three years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance. For a little more, you can extend the cover by two years or you can up the period covered to a Kia-equalling 7 years and 100,000 miles. Service intervals are every year or every 12,000 miles and since most Renault dealers look after Dacias too, you shouldn't be too far from a specialist workshop. It also helps that there's a timing chain that'll last as long as the engine. Dacia offers a choice of pre-paid servicing schemes covering you for either two years and 24,000 miles or three years and 36,000 miles.

Summary

This Dacia Sandero Stepway sells well for a reason. It's a much more interesting and, crucially, more expensive-looking car than the basic Sandero hatch and although the craze for these SUV-styled superminis might have been and gone, it's still a vehicle that will continue to find a ready market here in the UK. With its 41mm raised ride height, it will not only appeal to those looking for something a bit beefy-looking to drive in town, but older buyers might well appreciate not having to sit so far down into the vehicle. The pricing, though nothing like as affordable as it used to be, still looks pretty good as well. For only a couple of hundred pounds more than the most depressingly basic citycar, you can buy a well-equipped Stepway with a modern petrol turbo engine and miles more equipment. Perhaps Skoda should have been Volkswagen's Dacia, but it hasn't really worked out that way. It's become a bit too gentrified. In contrast, the Stepway is a case study in how to do budget cars very well indeed.

Performance
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Handling
50%
Comfort
60%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
50%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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47 monthly payments of£359.89
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£24,589.83
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£18,998
Credit amount£18,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge3.6p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£7425
Term (months)48

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  • Dacia Sandero Stepway - 1.0 TCe Extreme 5dr
  • MV24HHF
  • GBP
  • 18998
  • 10 miles, St Helens Renault / Dacia / Vanstore