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2016 (66) Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 dCi Laureate 5dr

Inverness Renault / Dacia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Audible lights on warningCruise control + speed limiter
Eco modeOn board computer
Outside temperature gaugePAS
Rear parking sensorRev counter

Exterior Features

3 speed windscreen wipersBody colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrorsChrome fog light surround
Chrome front grilleChrome headlight surround
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Heated rear windowRear wash/wipe
Satin chrome roof barsSatin chrome scuff plates
Tinted windows 

Interior Features

12V socket3 rear height adjustable headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatBoot light
Chrome heating controlsDriver's seat height adjustment
Front courtesy lightsFront passenger grab handle
Front seat back map pocketsGear shift indicator
Graphite front door handlesGraphite steering wheel insert
Heating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fanHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable steering wheelIsofix on 2nd row outer seats
Leather gear knobManual air conditioning
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirrorRear grab handle with coat hook

Packs

MediaNav Multimedia System pack - Sandero 

Safety

ABS + EBD + EBAChild locks on rear doors
Door open warningDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction controlFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warningsFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Automatic door lockingEngine immobiliser
Remote central locking 

Technical

Raised suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsChrome instrument dials
Graphite centre console 

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)98Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1461Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine CodeK9K 612Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)74.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)80.4EC Urban (mpg)64.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power90
Coin DescriptiondCiCoin SeriesLaureate
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0711ANCAP Adult Occupant Protection %80
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %79EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57NCAP Safety Assist %55
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.8Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed104

Tyres

Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1599Height (including roof rails)1618
Length4081Wheelbase2590
Width1733Width (including mirrors)1994

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1600
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1200Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)320
Max. Loading Weight517Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked575Minimum Kerbweight1083
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
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

The Dacia Sandero Stepway offers a bit of fun for not a lot of money. Jonathan Crouch reports

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.

Background

You know when an idea is a good 'un 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 but it's been only fairly recently that cars have once again been imported to the UK. We've had the Duster budget 4x4 and this was followed by the Sandero supermini, at launch the cheapest car on sale in the UK. The car 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, I don't know what is. Do remember that this isn't a four-wheel drive car though, 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 entry-level 90PS 1.2-litre petrol engine will probably be more than enough for most people and it's a sweet little motor, the three cylinders making a characterful sound and driving the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Alternatively, there's a 90PS 1.5-litre diesel that isn't the most refined unit we've come across but nevertheless makes all the right economy and emissions figures. The extra wheel travel seems to give the Stepway a marginally better ride quality than the standard Sandero and the 40mm raise in height hasn't made body control noticeably worse.

Design and Build

The Stepway is styled to look a bit more rugged without actually offering any four wheel-drive underpinnings. Think VW Polo Dune or Rover Streetwise and you're not far off the mark. That stepped up ground clearance gives it a nicely chunky look and might well prove useful when bumping up and down big kerbs in town. It also gets a redesigned front end and body features such as front and rear skid plates, fog lamps, two-tone bumpers, pronounced wheel arches, 16-inch Flexwheels rims, two-tone longitudinal roof bars and exclusive blue paint. Inside, there's embroidered upholstery and grey overstitching for a bolder look. There's a decent amount of space inside for a supermini too. The interior and exterior dimensions are generous with the Stepway offering 1436 mm rear elbow room, giving enough room to seat three adults comfortably or install three child seats. Boot volume is 320-litres which is extremely good for this class and there's a 60/40 split fold rear seat to improve practicality still further. The cabin offers plenty of storage, notably with the addition of a central cubby box. The oddments spaces in the front and rear doors are large enough to house a 1.5-litre and 0.5-litre bottle respectively.

Market and Model

When Dacia developed the Sandero, it set out to bring a completely stripped out and basic car to market which is why it was able to sell you one for less than six grand. The Stepway is a different animal and will appeal to a different buyer. With no thrift store Access specification and gutless 75PS 1.2-litre engine available, the base price is pushed quite a bit higher, in this case to around £8,000, but that's still remarkable value for money. Mind you, what do you compare it with? Potentially comparable cars like the Rover Streetwise, the Volkswagen Polo Dune and the Citroen C3 XTR have all been and gone. So has Dacia missed the boat with this one? I'd guess not. It might not be the most novel concept but the value proposition is too strong to ignore. The entry-level Ambiance specification is equipped with electric front windows, front fog lights, and roof bars, Bluetooth, metallic paint, a radio/CD system, driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags and stability control. Go for the range-topping Laureate trim and you'll find all that plus air conditioning, a chrome front grille, electric windows, electric heated door mirrors, cruise control, speed limiter and rear parking sensors, plus a sat nav and entertainment system with a seven-inch touch screen and AUX-in and USB inputs. The price for all of that? Around £11,000, even if paired with the diesel engine. That will just about squeak you into the most basic Volkswagen Polo you can buy, equipped with a flaccid 60PS petrol engine. I know what I'd rather have.

Cost of Ownership

Such is the buzz that's being created around Dacia cars that the brand is getting some serious recognition from real car enthusiasts. I know a guy with a stable of Ferraris who uses a Duster as the car he punts into town. The Stepway probably isn't going to be quite as depreciation resistant as the most basic Sandero models but it'll still do well and the low asking price means that the edge will be taken off any depreciation. The TCe 90 1.2-litre petrol engine is respectably quick but it'll still return reasonable fuel economy. Dacia quotes a figure of 52.3mpg and emissions of 125g/km. Go diesel and you're looking at 68.9mpg and 105g/km - but it's worth bearing in mind that if you choose the same diesel in a non-Stepway Sandero it'll dip under 100g/km. All new Sanderos come with a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty (whichever is reached sooner). Rather than forcing buyers to pay a premium for a longer warranty they might not want, there's the option to extend their warranty should they wish.

Summary

The Dacia Sandero Stepway deserves to do very well. It's a much more interesting and, crucially, expensive-looking car than the basic Sandero hatch and although the craze for these 4x4-styled superminis might have been and gone, it's still a vehicle that will find a ready market here in the UK. With its 40mm 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 looks extremely good as well. For only a couple of hundred pounds more than the most depressingly basic 60PS Volkswagen Polo, you can buy a range-topping Stepway with a 105PS diesel engine and goodies like cruise control, air conditioning, parking sensors and a seven-inch touch screen. Think about that for a moment. Consider how insecure you'd need to be to choose the comfort blanket security of the Volkswagen badge over that. Perhaps Skoda should have been Volkswagen's Dacia, but it hasn't really worked out that way. It's become a bit too gentrified. The Stepway is a case study in how to do budget cars very well indeed.

Performance
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Handling
70%
Comfort
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Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
60%
Value
100%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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