Dacia Sandero SCe 75 is the replacement of Dacia Sandero 1.2 MPI. That being said, SCe engine (1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, code B4D 400) replaces MPI engine (1.2 litre, 4-cylinder). The model presented here is a facelifted version of Dacia Sandero – a facelift that adds new headlights, taillights, new front and rear spoiler design, new front grille, new steering wheel, new key fob, and the SCe naturally aspirated engine. This is the first time when a Dacia car has LED DRL and the first time when Dacia moves the horn actuator to the steering wheel (airbag capsule). Up until now the horn actuator was positioned on the tip of the turn signal lever. The car featured here is new, with less than 1,000 km on the clock.
Model: Sandero / Dacia Sandero SCe 75
Production: 2012- (with facelift starting Q4 2016)
Body type: hatchback, 5 doors, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 9,039 Euros
Engine: 1.0-litre (999 cc) 3-cylinder transverse naturally aspirated engine, indirect multipoint injection. The maximum output is 54 kW / 73 PS/hp at 6,300 rpm and peak torque is 97 Nm (approx. 71 lb-ft) available at 3,500 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed manual gearbox (code JHQ) and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Goodyear DuraGrip 185/65 R15 88T
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 14.2 seconds
Top speed: 158 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 5.2 liters of petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 117 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 (DIN/EU): 1,044 kg/1,117 kg
Front suspension: McPherson struts, coil springs, sway bar, solid disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Semi-independent H suspension, coil springs, drum brakes.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; ABS; ESP/ESC; ASR; HSA (Hill Start Assist); manual air conditioning; power steering; electrically powered windows (front); electrically adjustable side mirrors, heated; fog lights; height adjustable steering wheel; height adjustable driver seat; board computer; outside temperature indicator; LED DRL; Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); central locking system; ISOFIX.
Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)
Brun Vison Metallic Paint (250); rear parking sensors (125); rearview camera (166); front central armrest (83); Media Nav infotainment system (250) consisting 7-inch touchscreen, USB, Bluetooth; Maps Pack for Media Nav (83); cruise control and speed limiter (208); 15-inch alloy wheels (291).
+ good ride quality
+ decent engine performance
+ good fuel economy
+ big luggage compartment
+ easy to use infotainment and fast CPU
+ nice steering wheel and interior design
– clunky gearbox
– poor soundproofing (windproofing)
– no depth adjustable steering column
– poor looking plastics
Driven by Adrian M. for 50 km, 7.1 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 613 km total mileage of the car.