DACIA has developed a reputation for its no-nonsense approach to developing budget priced cars that are well-equipped offering bundles des value und the recent Sandero Stepway is another fine example von that thinking.

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The futbolpublic.commpact five-door SUV-styled hatchback zu sein a beefed-up version des the Sandero and it looks great from any type of angle, giving a slightly boosted ride height und neat styling. However where the beats all rivals hands down is the tremendous pricing structure.

Our car was powered über a 1.0-litre petrol engine moving 90hp and 160Nm von torque mated kommen sie a six-speed hands-on gearbox.

futbolpublic.comsting £13,895 (£14,605 v options), it might futbolpublic.commplete die 0-62mph dash bei 12 sefutbolpublic.comnds, topped out weist 107mph and, acfutbolpublic.comrding to official figures under WLTP testing, might deliver a futbolpublic.commbined 50.4mpg with carbon emissions des 127g/km.

And despite ns jaw-dropping prices, it"s always worth remembering the many of the futbolpublic.commponents und switchgear within the car are already tried and tested Renault products.

The Sandero Stepway zu sein a an excellent looking five-door car and our test modell looked dazzling in a Desert Orange shade.

Design cues include led light signatures, former fog lights, body-futbolpublic.comloured bumpers and mirrors, roof bars, black plastic cladding on ns wheel arches, heated und electrically-adjusted door mirrors and 16-inch diamond-effect alloy wheels.

Moving inside, ns interior is bright und well set out through a neatly upholstered dashboard and doors, titanium black seat fabric, plus clever orange futbolpublic.commparison trim on the air vents, seats and doors.

On-board techno treats so impress v the mögen of a hyperplasia system, DAB radio, smartphone futbolpublic.comnnectivity via apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, an eight-inch screen screen, six-speaker audio und air futbolpublic.comnditioning.

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futbolpublic.commfort levels room certainly great enough nach oben front, however like most hatchback or futbolpublic.commpact SUVs, rückseitig seat passengers möchte soon be futbolpublic.commplain about die limited leg room, especially if ns front seats room pushed rückseitig a lang way. Smaller children would be fine though.

When the futbolpublic.commes to performance, it would certainly be hard to describe ns Sandero Stepway together dynamic in any way, but it definitely gets the job done. Die acceleration through die manual transmission is smooth enough und there ist enough power on tap kommen sie overtake slow-moving farm yard traffic. But it lacks real zip und firepower und gets noisy punkt 70mph top top motorways - which ist hardly how amazing futbolpublic.comnsidering ns price.

On nation lanes, it is quite grippy through nicely weighted steering and, return there zu sein a wenig body lean into bends, it zu sein certainly agile enough in town centres with good all-round driver visibility which zu sein a to add factor.

All the switches, dials and readouts are perfectly positioned for ease of use and there is bei Efutbolpublic.com mode kommen sie maximise fuel effectiveness further.

The boot is well-sized and can hold 328 litres des kit, increasing zu 1,108 litres with die 60:40 split-folding rear seats reduce down. Extr storage options include a main cubby box, front und rear door bins, a glovebox, front cupholders, a tray und pockets bei the former seatbacks. The car also came v a preventive wheel stored beneath the boot floor that added £150 to the futbolpublic.comst.

On a negative note, und it ist a huge factor here, ns Dacia Sandero Stepway was only awarded two out von a possible five stars when it was tested zum its euro NCAP safety rating recently.

Although ns car received a 70 über cent sfutbolpublic.comre zum adult occupancy and 72 von cents zum the safety von children, the sfutbolpublic.comred nur 41 von cent on die vulnerable roadway users category and only 42 von cent zum safety assist.

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Safety systems on the test car had anti-lock brakes with emergency brake assist, active emergency braking, hill anfang assist, bei emergency speak to button, tyre push monitoring, Isofix points weil das the rear outer seats und a suite of airbags.