Those seeking a supermini for the modern age will find themselves extremely well catered-for with the Dacia Sandero Stepway. This car adds several extra features in addition to the standard Sandero, including extra ground clearance, 4x4 styling and more equipment as standard. Benefitting from a number of tweaks since it was first launched, it now also comes with roof bars, new bumpers and protection plates.
The Dacia line-up is all about simplicity, taking driving back to basics for those who don’t need fuss. That means that even choosing your model from the Sandero Stepway range is easy. Two engines are on offer: a 0.9-litre petrol that provides smooth acceleration and is competent around town, and a 1.5-litre diesel with impressive efficiency, delivering 74.3mpg.
There are only two trim levels to choose from too: Ambiance and Lauréate. Opting for the entry-level model brings DAB radio, air conditioning, Bluetooth and roof bars as standard, while stepping up a trim adds rear parking sensors, cruise control and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with sat-nav.
As you’d expect from a family-oriented vehicle, the Dacia Sandero Stepway is big on practicality. Not only do both driver and passengers benefit from ample leg and shoulder room, there are several clever storage spaces within the cabin to keep it tidy. Each door has a pocket, while the cubby hole between the front seats will easily store essentials such as your wallet and phone. Add to that a boot that is one of the largest in the small car class, and you have a wonderfully flexible model that can manage everyday situations with ease.