Dacia Sandero: dimensions, trunk; engines

  • Length: 4.088/4.099 mm
  • Length: 1.848 mm
  • Height: 1.499/1.587 mm
  • Step: 2.604 mm
  • Trunk: min 410 liters-max 1,455 liters

The Dacia Sandero it is an anomalous presence in the small car market. It is measured against them in positioning and price even if since its origins, in 2008, it has been built with elements taken from Renault models of the higher segment.

For this reason, both in the standard variant Streetway both in the most eye-catching Stepwayturns out to be one of the most spacious and capacious, but at the same time affordable, sedans of the category and of the entire market. Market that in this particularly complex period sees it emerge as one of the absolute queens of Europe.

Dacia Sandero, the dimensions

If we exclude the 4.21 meters of Kia Rio, Dacia Sandero is the subcompact longer on the market, even if only slightly: his own 4.09 meters, which rise to 4.10 on the Stepway (4,088 and 4,098 mm respectively) place it at the top, although not by much since most of today’s small cars also exceed 4 meters. The same goes for the wheelbase, the distance between the axles of the front and rear wheels, which exceeds 2.60 meters (2,604 mm).

The more weapon of the Dacia Sandero, however, is the compact width which betrays its derivation from larger platforms: if the other small cars now elbow between 75 and 80 meters, she surpasses everyone with 1.85 meters (1.848 mm) and in height, from exactly 1.5 meters to a maximum of 1.58 for the Stepway, which has a height from the ground greater than 40 mm (201 against 162), with the longitudinal bars on the roof.

New Dacia Sandero (2020)

Dacia Sandero, roominess and trunk

The abundance of centimeters in width as in height makes the Dacia Sandero a spacious and easy-to-access car, comfortable for 5 passengers thanks to the sofa without armrests and ledges and the tunnel just mentioned and suitable for not very large families.

Although the quality is gradually improving as the equipment, it remains a cost-conscious car. The 410-liter trunk it is large but without any particular measures: the loading surface is soft, not adjustable in height and without a double bottom (underneath there is the recess for the spare wheel or the LPG tank), the step between the side and the bottom is rather pronounced as well as that between the bottom and the back.

This is split into two parts and when reclined it releases a maximum volume close to 1,500 liters while the maximum loading length is just over one and a half meters, 1,517 mm.

New Dacia Sandero (2020)

Dacia Sandero 2020, the rear seats

New Dacia Sandero (2020)

Dacia Sandero 2020, the trunk

Since its launch, which took place at the end of 2020, the new Dacia Sandero has renounced the diesel engines, without however replacing them with hybrids of any kind. The range offers two one-liter petrol enginesa 67 bhp naturally aspirated (Stepway only) and a 91 bhp turbo with optional CVT gearbox, and as the only alternative the LPG variant of the latter which reaches 101 bhp and has an original equipment system.

Motorization Power Diet Transmission
1.0 SCe 65 67 CV Gas Front, manual transmission
1.0 TCe 90/CVT 91 CV Gas Front, manual or automatic transmission
1.0 TCe Eco-G 207 CV GPL/benzina Front, manual transmission

Dacia Sandero, competitors with similar measures

Super-utilitarian, but still utilitarian, the Dacia Sandero challenges all the long B-segments in just under 4 meters up.

  • Citroen C3: 3.99 meters
  • Ford Fiesta: 4.05 meters
  • Hyundai i20: 4.04 meters
  • To Rio: 4.21 meters
  • Mazda2: 4.07 Meters
  • Nissan Micra: 4.00 meters
  • Opel Corsa: 4.06 meters
  • Peugeot 208: 4.05 meters
  • Renault Clio: 4.05 meters
  • Seat Ibiza: 4.06 meters
  • Skoda Fabia: 4.00 meters
  • Toyota Yaris: 3.94 meters
  • Volkswagen Polo: 4.07 meters

The test of the Dacia Sandero

Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.

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