We recently tested the new Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway in Andalusia, and now we bring you all the details and information in depth. Also available prices, the Sandero Stepway came late because they had to liquidate stocks of the previous model. It is more than just a restyling 2008 model, because it has several improvements. We can summarize that has left some of his vocation cheap car and now is more worthy competitor to the B-segment models, especially against the basic versions. And yet, prices remain. The most affordable Sandero sold 7,200 euros, without putting the Plan PIVE involved. As for the Sandero Stepway, you will pay more than 9,800 euros, not least because it has more features and is more powerful engine (comparing versions of those prices). The new Sandero Stepway is already compatible with PIVE.
Dacia Sandero renovated interior
Logical addition to the changes that have been out-including colors and new wheel designs, where most improved is inside. It is best isolated in terms of noise and vibration, and adopts a more modern dashboard with more details, as some chrome parts (depending on grade).
A major improvement is the sound level. The basic stereo, Dacia Plug & Radio, read MP3 and has USB jacks and auxiliary. It also includes Bluetooth (BT Audio) without paying a euro. No talk of a third radius, is a fully integrated solution. Also available Media team Nav, not envy anything Clio and adds navigation, works really well. It has steering wheel controls to control these functions, and by the way, is bovine leather versions equipped. These improvements are welcome because they are “free”.
As has a more conventional body, the space is well used. Has hardly changed in livability, and the trunk is just as good, worthy of a higher segment. The Sandero has 320 liters capacity, no matter what version. The rear bench can be folded asymmetrically. If you hit the two seats have the not inconsiderable capacity of 1,200 liters, above normal in a utility. If not, it is easier accommodate three adults in this car than in an opponent segment B. Logically the center passenger will somewhat uncomfortable, but not both. I would say in any aspect is better than the previous model, and the quality is above what can be expected by your budget. Now the Base are very Spartan and Ambiance have gaps equipment, fortunately remedied. The Laureate is the most recommended.
New petrol and dCi
The basic step we can choose between the 1.2 16v 75 hp and 1.5 dCi 75 hp, both slightly lower their consumption. Consumption is very low in both engines, the dCi has improved more and down 4 l/100 km. The petrol 0.1 l/100 km improvement over the outgoing and spends Sandero 5.8 l/100 km.
The 1.2 can also run at LPG , paying $ 1,000 more, factory. Consume 7.5 l/100 km, but gas now costs about 75 cents per liter: 5.625 euros per liter, better than Diesel! None have Stop & Start, but everyone has the function ECO to save up to 10% fuel. The 1.2 16v is not explosive, does the 0-100 km / h in 14.5 seconds and 15.1 seconds gasoline to LPG. Indeed, autonomy gas is less than 400 kilometers. The dCi 75 hp acceleration is slightly worse, but gives more tip, 164 km / h compared to 156 km / h.
Above we have a completely new engine, which premiered Clio: the 0.9 TCe, with three cylinders and turbocharging. It’s all an improvement on the 1.6 8v riding obsolete before the Sandero, consumption has dropped to 5 l/100 km and 5.4 l/100 km Sandero Sandero Stepway in. rivals the dCi 90 HP, which is a little slower in acceleration and top, this engine complies with 3.8 l/100 km in 4 Sandero and Sandero Stepway in l/100 km. With a turbo and injection optimization, gives a little more torque, and incidentally is quieter than before. Long term TCe is cheaper to maintain because no timing belt and the dCi other. The service intervals all engines are 20,000 km or one year. At 120,000 km they will do a valve adjustment, regardless of the engine.
facilities Dacia Sandero
Sandero is sold with three equipments: Base (only 1.2), Ambiance (single core) and Laureate . The Stepway has a unique version of motorization, straddling the Ambiance and Laureate the standard Sandero. The Base is right and just to have the ashtray and optional spare wheel.
Air conditioning is optional on Ambiance and Laureate for 350 euros. The power steering is standard. The stereos are optional except Laureate . option prices are symbolic , for example 360 euros by the browser or regulator / speed limiter for 125 euros. The Laureate takes series fog lamps and Dacia Plug & Radio. At least not go as bare as before, and has amenities such as leather seats / fabric, rear parking aid or metallic. By the way, there are five colors to choose from Sandero and Sandero Stepway in one more.
Aesthetically differs by elevated body, skid plates, design the lights, roof rails, 16-inch wheels (hubcaps that give the trick), body colored mirrors, metallic paint and unique turquoise photo.
Inside has an bitone upholstery and dashboard, and by the wheel. The tires are Goodyear is standard EfficientGrip road are very good but poor choice for winter driving, especially in snowy areas. I explained in the article by presenting in more detail. 2013 The Stepway is much recommended that the 2009 model only by the standard stability control, which greatly improves the traction on slippery surfaces. As an alternative to a SUV FWD is a very valid option from now, was designed to travel on roads impassable in the third world.
Dacia Sandero Stepway security enhancements
For EU obligations, all receive Sandero stability control ( ESP ), Brake Assist ( SAFE ), halogen daytime running lights and four airbags (front and side front).
Sneaks also has buckled belt for front seats, the witness is very difficult to see (is in the bottom of the console) but if you hear the beep. The witness has turned off the passenger airbag is also in a position almost invisible, by size and location. In the rear seats have ISOFIX anchorages for child seats. Everything I’ve said is standard. Maybe that may rise three star EuroNCAP but I remain skeptical. No extra security, but has serial puncture kit instead of a spare wheel.
Price and availability date in Spain
Sandero 1.2 16v Base - 7,200 euros
Sandero 1.2 16v Ambiance – 8,500 euros
Sandero 1.2 16v LPG Ambiance - 9,500 euros
Sandero dCi 75 Ambiance - 9,700 euros
Sandero 1.2 16v Laureate – 9,300 euros
Sandero 1.2 16v LPG Laureate - 10,300 euros
Sandero TCe 90 Laureate - 10,100 euros
Sandero dCi 75 Laureate - 10,500 euros
Sandero dCi 90 Laureate – 11,100 euros
We also see that there is little price difference between the 1.2 16v and the TCe, because the latter does not pay tax. No dCi is paid either.
The Sandero is available in Spain since early December, and the Sandero Stepway are coming this week and next. All versions can accommodate PIVE Plan. In addition, the 1.2 16v to GLP does not pay registration tax is paid only if gasoline.
Sandero Stepway TCe 90 Laureate - 9,800 euros
Sandero Stepway dCi 90 Laureate – 12,100 euros
Unfortunately no LPG version. Since the difference in consumption between the engines is small in actual use and that there is much difference in price, gasoline recommend here. Remember the 0.9 TCe has no chain and needs to be replaced, dCi belt itself.
I recommend? Stepway? In the case of gasoline, we will save a little against the Sandero Laureate (unadjusted equipment), but clearly the dCi pay $ 1,000 more. I see the point if occasionally going to driving off-road, it has the suspension a bit higher (40 mm) and is better protected.