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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Estate
Trans: Manual

Electric front windows, ABS and Emergency brake assist, Bluetooth connectivity, Rear parking camera, Dusk sensor, MediaNav Evolution 7" touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation with Apple car play and Android auto...

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Ten Second Review

A new car for the price of a second hand one is always a tempting prospect and when it's as smartly styled and capable as Dacia's Duster, the concept becomes particularly appealing. Undercutting rival models in the small SUV segment by an enormous amount, this Romanian budget brand uses proven Renault engineering to create a very likeable product that could prove ideal as back-up family transport. This second generation version gets more technology and a bit of extra polish, otherwise, the basic recipe's pretty much unchanged. Dig down the back of the sofa for some money and join the queue to try one.

Background

The original Duster SUV was the car that really built the Dacia brand. Launched in 2009, it was far better than any model in this class had a right to be for less than £10,000 but it did have a few rough edges - enough to keep some buyers in the compact SUV segment loyal to more established brands. You always felt that if this Renault-owner manufacturer could add a bit of extra quality, technology and polish to this value-orientated recipe, then it would be well set. We're told that this is exactly what's happened in creation of this second generation model. There are now features that Dacia buyers won't be used to - things like climate control, curtain airbags, blindspot warning, keyless entry and much more. And it's all been put together with a bit more love. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Cut back on cost and you also cut back on expectations. Admit it - you didn't think the Duster was going to be any good at all to drive. It may well come as quite a surprise then, to learn that the market consensus in Europe, where this car has been a huge sales success, is that this Dacia has the sort of ride/handling compromise that would shame rivals many thousands of pounds more expensive. Engine-wise, first up is the 1.6-litre Sce 115hp unit familiar from other compact Renault and Dacia models. It's a decent choice, far more efficient than the old 1.6 offered in the MK1 Duster and offering a lot more pulling power. There's also a more modern 1.3-litre Tce turbo petrol unit, available with either 130 or 150hp. If you need more torque, you'll be directed towards the 1.5-litre BluedCi diesel. All the engines offer the option of 4WD, the same Nissan-engineered three-mode system as was in the previous model, selectable via a rotary controller in front of the gear stick. Most of the time you'll be in '2WD', but in wet or icy conditions, there's the peace of mind of being able to switch seamlessly to 'Auto' so that extra traction will automatically cut in when necessary. For mud-plugging meanwhile, you'll want to keep all wheels turning permanently by switching to the 'Lock' setting.

Design and Build

Though this second generation Duster model looks familiar, Dacia says that not one body panel has been carried over from the previous generation car. A redesigned bonnet flows into a more distinctive grille extending to the head lights that makes the car look wider. This is flanked by a more distinctive lighting signature that includes LED daytime running lamps. A larger, mass-coloured, scratch-resistant front skid plate reinforces Duster's adventurer credentials. A higher belt line adds to the impression of robustness and protection while the windscreen has been brought forward 100mm and is more steeply raked, which makes the cabin appear more spacious. Ah yes, the cabin. That's been redesigned too. The smarter centre console accommodates a higher-positioned MediaNav multimedia touchscreen display viewed from more supportive seats. The window glass is thicker for greater refinement and there's extra cabin storage too. Of course, if you look for them, there are signs of cost-cutting, but everything's been decently put together and the boot's a decent size, offering 445 litres for the 2WD version and 376 litres for the 4WD variant. That's the same as the old model. As for rear seat accommodation, well, there's actually more space here than you'd find in most compact 4x4s, with reasonable levels of head, leg and shoulder room for two and, on shorter journeys, even for three.

Market and Model

While the thought of owning a trendy compact SUV/Crossover-style model for less than £10,000 might be the thing that gets people into Dacia showrooms, the car that satisfied prospective buyers end up driving out of them will probably require a very differently-sized cheque. Still one though, that'll offer a considerable saving on comparable models from other brands. Dacia's ethos is to keep things simple and no-nonsense - so the line-up is no different. There are four trim levels to choose from; 'Access', 'Essential', 'Comfort' and 'Prestige'. 'Access trim', available from £9,995, features 16-inch steel wheels, electric front windows - and not a lot else. You'll probably want at least to find the £1,600 premium for 'Essential' trim, which adds 16-inch 'Fidji' steel wheels, body coloured front and rear bumpers, manual air conditioning, a DAB radio with steering-column mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity. Comfort spec adds 16-inch 'Cyclade' alloy wheels, a front-seat armrest, a leather steering wheel, a rear parking camera and sensors, electric rear windows, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, MediaNav 7" touchscreen multimedia system with navigation and an on-board computer. The top 'Prestige' version, gives you 17-inch 'Diamond-cut' alloy wheels, a multi-view camera, blind spot warning, climate control and keyless entry.

Cost of Ownership

You'll find the Duster not only inexpensive to buy but similarly cheap to keep on the road. Or at least you will providing you avoid the relatively old-tech 1.6-litre SCe 115 petrol model. In front wheel drive form, this delivers an unremarkable combined cycle figure of 43.4mpg. This takes a dive to 40.7mpg should you opt for the four-wheel drive chassis. Emissions are 149 and 158g/km for two and four-wheel drive petrol models respectively. For the more modern TCe 130 turbo petrol unit with front wheel drive, the figures are 47mpg on the combined cycle and 137g/km of CO2. For some buyers though, only a diesel will do. With a Dacia 1.5-litre dCi, you'll see 64.2mpg from a front-driver and 115g/km of CO2. As for peace of mind, well Dacia has chosen to cock a snook at the Koreans by - and I quote - 'deciding not to force buyers into paying a premium for a longer warranty they might not want'. You may disagree, but at least if you do, you've the option of extending the standard 3 year/60,000 mile cover with an affordably-priced five or seven year policy.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Glacier white
  • Solid paint
  • Graphite cloth - Black
  • Tyre inflation kit
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Rear wash/wipe
Heated rear window
3 speed windscreen wipers
Dark tinted windows
Brakes
ABS and Emergency brake assist
ASR traction control with Electronic stability control
Communication
Bluetooth connectivity
Driver Aids
Rear parking camera
Speed limiter
Rear parking sensors
Electric power assisted steering
Cruise control
Eco mode
Driver Convenience
Dusk sensor
Stop/start system
Driver Information
MediaNav Evolution 7" touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation with Apple car play and Android auto
On board computer, odometer, trip computer, average fuel consumption, average speed, service indicator, outside temperature gauge
Rev counter
Driving Mirrors
Electric adjustable/heated door mirrors
Dark metal door mirrors in grey
Embellishment Trims
Satin chrome instrument dial surrounds
Satin chrome air vent surround
Matt black central console fasia
Dark carbon central console surround
Piano black decorative insert on door panels
Entertainment
Aux-in socket
4x 20W FM/AM/DAB tuner with steering column mounted fingertip controls
USB connection for MP3 players
Exterior Body Features
Chrome front grille
Black side sills
Body coloured door handles
Body coloured front and rear bumpers
Front door sill protection strip
Satin chrome front door handles
Satin chrome rear door handles
Satin chrome longitudinal roof bars
Satin chrome front and rear skid plates
Tailgate trim with satin chrome Duster inscription in black background
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Double optic headlights
High level third rear brake light
Daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
4 speed heating and ventilation with air recirculation
Manual air conditioning
Interior Features
Soft feel steering wheel
Front seat armrests
Fabric decorative insert on door panels
Satin chrome gear lever cap insert
Satin chrome lower steering wheel insert
Satin chrome interior door handles
Height adjustable steering wheel
Front under seat storage
Graphite cloth upholstery
Gear shift indicator
Interior Lights
Glovebox light
Front passenger reading light
Rear passenger reading light
Boot light
Safety
Driver airbag
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Driver and passenger seatbelt not fastened - visual and audible warning
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Front side airbags
Door open warning
Child locks on rear doors
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre pressure monitor
Seats
Map pocket on front seat backs
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable driver seat
Isofix points for child seats in both outer rear seats
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
3 rear height adjustable headrests
60/40 split folding rear seat
Security
Thatcham approved engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Wheels - Alloy
16" Cyclade aluminium Alloy wheels
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.9
Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT115
Engine Torque - NM156
Engine Torque - RPM4000
Top Speed107

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