Dacia Logan

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How much does the Dacia Logan cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Dacia Logan to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Large Family segment, it will make the smallest dent in your wallet.

The Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A. In fact this is the lowest CO2 output of any model in the Large Family segment at the time of writing. Good job, Dacia.

It does almost 81 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is the best fuel economy in class, and better than the next three cars: Ford Mondeo, Skoda Superb, Vauxhall Insignia

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 9, which is the lowest insurance group in this class bar none.

Engine options

model0.9L petrol1.0L petrol1.1L petrol1.5L diesel
mpg53.3 - 57.752.348.763.6 - 80.7
emissions109 - 121120 - 123130 - 13590 - 99
tax£125.00 - £20.00£125.00 - £30.00£125.00 - £145.00£0.00
insuranceGroup 8 - 11Group 2 - 4Group 3 - 4Group 9 - 16

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Dacia Logan: How big is the boot?

The Dacia Logan has an above average boot space (573 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Superb estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 644 litres.

Is the Dacia Logan easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Logan is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just just under three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Large Family class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 302mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which Dacia Logan has the best performance?

The fastest Dacia Logan from 0-60, is the 0.9L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 140 lbs/ft torque and 90 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 11.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Hyundai I40 1.6L diesel, which will beat your Dacia Logan to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model0.9L petrol1.0L petrol1.1L petrol1.5L diesel
zeroTo6211.1 - 12.414.714.511.8 - 12.6
torque135 - 14097107220
bhp907373 - 7590 - 95

What size caravan or trailer, can the Dacia Logan tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel which has 220 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1150kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.