Roomy and comfortable, the Dacia Sandero made a name for itself as one of the UK’s best value cars. Offering those who like to keep driving simple a practical run-around, it prides itself on a can-do attitude and minimal fuss.
The Sandero’s compact dimensions are a boon to those who live in the city. At exactly 4m long, it slips into tighter parking spaces effortlessly and is confident even on narrow streets. This neat exterior belies an exceptional amount of cabin space: this five-door model offers both driver and passengers room to get comfy, as well as 320 litres of boot capacity when the rear seats are in use. When they’re folded down this extends to an impressive 1,200 litres, proving that the Dacia Sandero is capable of handling any combination of people and luggage.
Big on value
As one of the small car class’ most affordable vehicles, the Sandero puts value above all else. To that end, the three engine options all offer excellent fuel economy, with the 0.9-litre petrol variant providing 57.6mpg and the diesels delivering up to 80.7mpg. That means less time spent at the pumps and more getting out and about.
The entry-level Access trim is ideal for those looking for cost-effective yet spacious motoring, while the Ambiance and Lauréate models offer a wide variety of modern features if you have more to invest. These come with air conditioning, Bluetooth and – on the Lauréate – a touchscreen infotainment system. The only place where the Sandero doesn’t skimp is safety: four airbags, stability control and a tyre pressure monitoring system all come as standard.