Dacia Sandero Stepway

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How much does the Dacia Sandero Stepway cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Dacia Sandero Stepway to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 74 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Renault Captur 1.5L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 9, which is lower than the Nissan Juke 1.5L diesel, but higher than the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model0.9L diesel0.9L petrol1.0L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol
mpg50.450.4 - 55.453.370.6 - 74.372.4
emissions127115 - 12711998 - 105103
tax£125.00£125.00 - £30.00£30.00£0.00 - £20.00£20.00
insuranceGroup 8Group 7 - 9Group 4 - 5Group 9 - 13Group 7

*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 Sandero Stepway: How big is the boot?

The Dacia Sandero Stepway has a below average boot space (320 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Dacia Sandero Stepway easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Citroen C4 Cactus), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just under three quarters of the 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 714mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which Dacia Sandero Stepway has the best performance?

The fastest Dacia Sandero Stepway from 0-60, is the 0.9L diesel (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 Jeep Renegade 1.4L petrol, which will beat your Dacia Sandero Stepway 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 diesel0.9L petrol1.0L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol
zeroTo6211.111.1 - 12.416.711.7 - 12.312.3
torque140135 - 14097220220
bhp90907590 - 9595

What size caravan or trailer, can the Dacia Sandero Stepway 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 Sandero Stepway 0.9L petrol which has 140 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1110kg comfortably.

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