Dacia Duster 1.5 Blue dCi Essential 5dr Diesel Estate

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Estate
Trans: Manual

Manual rear windows, ABS and Emergency brake assist, Bluetooth connectivity, Speed limiter, Dusk sensor, On board computer, odometer, trip computer, average fuel consumption, average speed, service indicator, outside temperature gauge...

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MPG

Combined - 64 mpg EC Extra Urban - 69 mpg EC Urban - 59.

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

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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 0.9-litre Tce 100hp unit familiar from other compact Renault and Dacia models. It's a decent choice, far more efficient than the old Sce 75 unit 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 Blue dCi 115hp diesel. The Tce 150 and Blue dCi diesel units can be ordered mated to 4WD. The 4x4 set-up is 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 five trim levels to choose from; 'Access', 'Essential', 'Comfort', 'Prestige' and 'Techroad'. 'Access trim', available from £10,995, features 16-inch steel wheels, electric front windows - and not a lot else. You'll probably want at least to find the £1,500 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 '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. The base TCe 100 petrol model manages up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 124g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the TCe 130 and TCe 150 4x2 variants, the figures are 47.0mpg and 137g/km. For the TCe 150 4x4, it's 44.4mpg and 145g/km. For the Blue dCi 4x2, it's 64mpg and 115g/km. And for the Blue dCi 115 4x4, it's 62.5mpg and 123g/km. 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
  • Bainite cloth - Black
  • Tyre inflation kit
Specification
Body Glass
Rain sensor
Manual rear windows
Electric front windows
Rear wash/wipe
Heated rear window
Tinted windows
3 speed windscreen wipers
Brakes
ABS + EBD + EBA
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
ABS and Emergency brake assist
ASR traction control with Electronic stability control
Communication
Bluetooth + USB
Bluetooth connectivity
Driver Aids
Electric power steering
Centre differential lock with selectable 2WD, Auto and Lock modes
PAS
Speed limiter
Electric power assisted steering
Eco mode
Driver Convenience
Dusk sensor
Stop/start system
Driver Information
On board computer
Trip computer
Service interval indicator
On board computer, odometer, trip computer, average fuel consumption, average speed, service indicator, outside temperature gauge
Rev counter
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming interior mirror
Black door mirrors
Manually adjustable door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Satin chrome instrument dial surrounds
Satin chrome air vent surround
Matt black central console fasia
Dark carbon central console surround
Entertainment
6 speakers
Fingertip controls for audio system
DAB Digital radio
Aux-in socket
4x 20W FM/AM/DAB tuner with steering column mounted fingertip controls
USB connection for MP3 players
Exterior Body Features
Black door handles
Chrome front grille
Black side sills
Black longitudinal roof bars
Body coloured front and rear bumpers
Matt black front door handles
Matt black rear door handles
Tailgate trim with satin chrome Duster inscription in black background
Black roof rails
Exterior Lights
Fog lights
Daytime running lights
Auto high beam
Full LED headlights
Front fog lights
Double optic headlights
High level third rear brake light
LED daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Heating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fan
4 speed heating and ventilation with air recirculation
Manual air conditioning
Interior Features
Front under seat storage
Rear storage compartment
Cloth upholstery
Height adjustable steering wheel
Gear shift indicator
Bainite cloth upholstery
Interior Lights
Front passenger reading light
Rear passenger reading light
Boot light
Safety
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Front lateral airbags
Rear seat belt pretensioners
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warnings
Rear airbags
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
Driver's seat height adjustment
Front head restraints
Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
3 seat rear bench
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable driver seat
Isofix points for child seats in both outer rear seats
3 rear height adjustable headrests
60/40 split folding rear seat
Security
Engine immobiliser
Automatic door locking
Thatcham approved engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Wheels
16" Fidgi steel wheels
16" Fidji steel wheels
16" steel wheels
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)10.5
Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5
Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed111

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