Dacia Sandero, B-segment car from Renault’s budget brand Dacia, is among the most affordable hatchbacks of its kind. The car featured here is the second generation of the model and it is equipped with the newly launched ENERGY TCe 90 0.9-litre petrol/gasoline engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. On this generation of Dacia cars (Sandero, Logan Sedan and Sandero Stepway – all three launched at the same time in 2012) was introduced the Media Nav infotainment system provided by LG and an outside temperature indicator – both features available for the first time in a Dacia vehicle.
Model: Sandero / Dacia Sandero TCe 90 Laureate trim level
Production: 2012 –
Body type: hatchback, 5 doors, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 9,475 Euros
Engine: 0.9-litre (898 cc) 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, intercooler, indirect injection. The maximum output is 66 kW / 90 PS/hp at 5,250 rpm and peak torque is 135 Nm (approx. 99 lb-ft) available at 2,500 rpm.
Gearbox: 5-speed manual transmission
Tyres: Continental ContiEcoContact5 185/65 R15
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 11.1 seconds
Top speed: 175 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.2 liters of gasoline/petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU5, 119 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 50
Dimensions (mm): L 4,057 / w 1,733 / h 1,523
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 320 / 1,200
Wheelbase (mm): 2,589
Weight: 1,115 kg
Front suspension: McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar, ventilated disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Semi-independent H suspension, coil springs, drum brakes.
Main standard equipment
Airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; ABS; ESP/ESC; ASR; air conditioning; power steering; electrically powered front windows; fog lights; height adjustable steering wheel.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Bleu Persan Paint (241), Media Nav (241), Map of Europe (80), Pack Look (282) consisting 15 inch alloy wheels (type Empreinte) and rear powered windows, Pack Securite (322) consisting cruise control, speed limiter, rear parking sensors and leather steering wheel.
+ silent suspension
+ very good engine performance
+ good fuel economy
+ big luggage compartment
+ easy to use infotainment and fast CPU
– poor torsional rigidity and and torsion noise (door creaks)
– wind noise/whistle
– no depth adjustable steering column
Driven by Adrian M. for 658 km, 6 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 11,565 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni