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2020 (20) Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.0 SCe Essential 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemPAS
Rev counterStop/start system

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Raised ride height 

Entertainment

Aux inputDAB/FM/AM radio with fingertip controls and 4 speakers
USB connection for MP3 players 

Exterior Features

3 speed windscreen wipersBlack door handles
Black side sillsBody colour bumpers
Chrome front grilleDouble optic headlights with chrome surround
Electric front windows + drivers one touchFront fog lights
Heated rear windowHigh level third rear brake light
LED daytime running lightsManual adjustable rear windows
Manually adjustable door mirrorsMetal grey door mirrors
Metal grey roof barsRear wash/wipe
Satin chrome fog lamp embelisherSatin chrome skid plate
Stepway logo on front door panelTinted windows
Wheelarch extensions 

Interior Features

12V power point for rear passengers12V socket by gear lever
3 rear height adjustable headrests60/40 split folding rear seat
Boot lightCloth upholstery
Driver's seat height adjustmentFront courtesy lights
Front passenger grab handleFront seat back map pockets
Gear shift indicatorHeadlights left on audible and visual warning
Heating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fanHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
Manual air conditioningPassenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Rear passenger grab handleSatin Chrome door handles
Two tone door panels dark carbon/light grey 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS+EBA
Child locks on rear doorsDoor open visual warning
Driver's airbagElectronic brake force distribution
ESC with ASR and Hill start assistFront seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warnings
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Passenger airbag with deactivation functionTyre pressure monitor

Security

Anti-intruder automatic door locking systemRemote central locking
Thatcham approved engine immobiliser 

Trim

Satin chrome air vent surroundSatin chrome centre console surround
Satin chrome instrument dial surrounds 

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)118Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb137WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH137
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL136 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84
Engine CodeBR10 MTEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryINJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)54.3EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5
EC Urban (mpg)45.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb46.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High40.4
WLTP - MPG - High53.3WLTP - MPG - Low42.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium53.3 

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power75
Coin DescriptionSCeCoin SeriesEssential
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %80NCAP Child Occupant Protection %79
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57
NCAP Safety Assist %55Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)16.7Engine Power - BHP75
Engine Power - KW55Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6300Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - MKG9.7Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM3500Top Speed97

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Tyre Size Front185/65 R16Tyre Size Rear185/65 R16
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1555Height (including roof rails)1615
Length4089Wheelbase2589
Width1761Width (including mirrors)1994

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1505
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1200Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)320
Max. Loading Weight498Max. Towing Weight - Braked790
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked540Minimum Kerbweight1007
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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Dacia's Sandero set out to completely change the way family folk thought about budgeting for a compact family five-door car. When new, it was half the cost of many similarly sized models and surprisingly class-competitive in many areas given the 'shockingly affordable' prices being asked. Dacia gave the car a little more polish with a facelift in 2017 - and that's the version of this car that we look at here as a potential used buy.

History

At launch back in early 2013, probably the biggest issue with the original Sandero was its entry-level petrol engine, a thirsty 1.2-litre unit dating back to the last century. A modern downsized 1.0-litre powerplant took that unit's place as part of this 2017 facelift, introduced alongside a range of cabin upgrades supposed to make the interior feel less like an Armenian thrift store. Otherwise, apart from a minor exterior update, things were much as before, which meant that customers still got a model nearly as big as a Focus-sized family hatch for less than the price of a tiny citycar. Little wonder that Dacia quickly became Europe's fastest-growing automotive manufacturer. It was first founded in 1966, but the company only really took off when acquired by Renault in 1999 as an ultra-affordable brand for developing markets. It was for these countries that its first modern era product, the Logan saloon, was launched in 2004. Costing a mere 5,000 euros, it sold like hot cakes, encouraging the marque to launch a five-door version four years later, badged the Sandero. By now, the bigger more sophisticated European countries were surprising Renault management by also clamouring for Dacias, a demand that took so long to satisfy that it wasn't until early 2013 that the brand could be properly launched here. By then, a second generation Sandero had been launched, a smarter step up from the spartan original with more modern engineware and more up-to-date equipment. The pricing approach though was familiar, thousands of pounds lower than similarly sized competitors, delivering to British buyers a new car for less than the price of many comparable used ones. The facelift in 2017 carried the Sandero through to late 2020, when a new generation design was announced.

What You Get

To understand the styling of this car, you also have to understand the way it was originally sold. In most cases in the UK, Dacia models sat in the corner of Renault showrooms. Important then, that designs from this Romanian brand could be seen as a fundamentally different proposition from their pricier Renault counterparts. The post-2017-era facelift changes to this car are most obvious at the front, where smarter double optic headlights borrowed from the brand's Duster SUV incorporate LED daytime running lights featuring a pattern of four stacked rectangles. These flank a re-styled grille featuring a honeycomb design and chromed bars flowing out from the central badge. And at the wheel? This was an area of the car which saw buyers of the original model having to manage their expectations to a considerable degree. In 2017, Dacia responded to customer feedback by re-siting the electric window switches from the centre stack to a more familiar position on the doors. Plus a 12v socket was added and the quality of upholstery fabrics much improved. What else? Well the boxy shape makes all-round visibility much better than it is on other more slinkily-styled supermini models, particularly when it comes to over-the-shoulder vision. As for cabin storage, well there a useful cubby in front of the gear lever incorporating a couple of cup holders, a small tray beneath the handbrake and another one on top of the dash. The glovebox is big but the door pockets are rather small and don't incorporate bottle holders. Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is standard, providing you avoid entry-level trim. And in the rear? Well just by looking at this thing, it's clear that rear seat accommodation in a Sandero us going to be a considerable improvement on the relatively claustrophobic quarters served up by most modern superminis. Get inside and that promise is largely realised. As usual though on a compact car, expecting to take three adults on any sort of length journey back here is a bit ambitious. And the boot? Well it's annoying that there's no handle to open the hatch. Still, at least once you raise it, the opening is nice and wide, so it's easy to load in bulky items, providing you can negotiate the rather high loading lip. There are no really clever touches like an adjustable-height boot floor, but you do get a couple of bag hooks. In terms of total capacity, there's 320-litres on offer.

What to Look For

Bear in mind that 'Access'-spec models didn't originally come fitted with any sort of audio system - though most owners will have fitted one. One owner had a problem with brake pads and discs needing to be replaced over-frequently. In another case, an owner had problems with the boot lock rotating but not unlocking, the handbrake light flashing on and off when applied, plus there was excess play in the suspension struts, rough idling, regular stalling and finally, a complete loss of power randomly when accelerating. In another case, an owner found the car started to rev by itself - apparently it's called 'hunting' and it's a common problem. Other things to look out for are, first and foremost, elements that tend to apply to all Dacia models. We came across some faults with the engine management systems and occasional issues with rust. Catalytic converter light failures are well known on Dacias, preceded by a warning light on the dash. And there's plenty else to look out for too. Some owners report various rattles - from the seat belt holder to the steering wheel. The wiper blades are of poor quality - but Dacia will apparently change them if owners complain.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2016 1.0 SCe 75 ex VAT) An air filter costs around £12-£15. Front brake discs cost in the £48 to £83 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £23 to £34 bracket for a set. An oil filter costs in the £5 to £8 bracket. A spark plug is around £6-£7. A radiator is in the £116 bracket. A fuel filter costs in the £7 to £10 bracket. A radiator is around £125-£135. A spark plug costs in the £5 to £10 bracket. A rear lamp costs about £67-£88. A headlamp is around £100.

On the Road

First, a bit of a reality check. We could sit here all day making cutting comments about this Sandero's ride and handling package but d'you know what? We'll cut to the chase. It's perfectly adequate for the modest needs of its target market. It always was; it still is. The robust suspension set-up that suits this model's third world customers is perfectly adequate for ordinary A to B driving, though can lose its composure when confronted with serious tarmac imperfections. Push a little through the bends and you'll find that body roll is actually reasonably well controlled and you get decent levels of cornering traction too. We could do with a little more feel through the steering wheel, but the helm is at least light, offering a city-friendly 10.58m turning circle. Engine-wise, the main news with this revised post-2017-era model lay with the installation of a fresh entry-level petrol engine, the 'SCe 75' 1.0-litre three cylinder unit. We'd suggest though, that if possible, you try and find the extra funds to stretch to the pokier three cylinder 0.9-litre TCe 90 turbo powerplant that most customers choose, a far more relaxed companion on the open road. As is the dCi 90 four cylinder diesel unit, a variant which can return an impressive 80.7mpg on the combined cycle and 90g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures).

Overall

If, for you, a car is simply a functional implement, a domestic tool that, like any other, must justify its expenditure, then this one fits the bill perfectly. Solid, spacious and family-friendly for the kind of money you'd pay for a tiny city scoot, it offers pretty much everything you need and nothing you don't. There are variants available with extra equipment if you really want it - and even a bit of modern-tech in the form of the TCe petrol engine and the flagship variants' 'MediaNav' touchscreen. But you may just want to keep things simple - which is what the Sandero does best. Yes, supermini and family hatch products from the established market players are still more sophisticated than this Dacia - but if you can stretch to this post-2017-era Sandero, the gap isn't huge. Except, of course, when it comes to what you have to pay.

Performance
50%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
100%
Equipment
50%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
80%

* 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£186.34
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£12,157.98
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£9498
Credit amount£9249
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge3.6p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£3150
Term (months)48

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  • Dacia Sandero Stepway - 1.0 SCe Essential 5dr
  • SH20EPN
  • GBP
  • 9498
  • 21409 miles, Edinburgh Seafield Peugeot / SEAT / Škoda / CUPRA / BYD