2017 Dacia Sandero Review


The Sandero was introduced to the UK after years of success on the Continent. It’s built – by Renault-owned Dacia in Romania – on a simple premise: to offer the most car for the least money. It fulfils the brief like a sledgehammer cracking a nut, with incredibly low prices, minimal pretence, plentiful space and a carefree no-fuss attitude that isn’t bothered what anyone thinks.


Body Style: 5dr Hatchback Seats: 5 MRP from £5,995 - £11,395


Did you know? The price for the cheapest Sandero has stayed the same since 2013, making it one of the market’s only inflation-busting cars

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5.8/10)

There are two ways to appraise the Dacia Sandero. One of these is to bemoan its lack of technology next to other superminis, to criticise its blandness and to lambast its poor road manners at speed. The other is to look at how practical and honest a new car you get for so little money, in which case the Sandero is a world-beater. Both points of view are beyond dispute, so it just depends which side of the fence any potential buyer stands.


Design & Exterior

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Safety Features

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy