Dacia Sandero: Multi Award Winner

22nd October 2018

Dacia Sandero: Award Winning for a reason.

 

The Dacia Sandero is the smarter supermini, it brings a reliable car with a cheap price tag, the cheapest new car in the UK to be precise.

Awards

The Dacia Sandero has won plenty of awards because of its great price tag, reliability and all round usability. It has won the What Car? Car of the year award for best small car less than £12,000 for the sixth year running which is a great triumph and continuously shows the great value for money you get from the Sandero. The What Car? Awards are extremely competitive but for the last 6 years there is just one car that has dominated the best small car under £12,000 award, the Dacia Sandero. However, it takes a lot more than just the small price to win trophies, so here are 5 reasons for why the Dacia Sandero is an award winner.

Space

At the front, it has plenty of space with lots of storage including the deep glove box, door bins, centre console and cup holders offering spaces for whatever you may be taking with you on your journeys, and in the back, you can comfortably fit 3 adults where passengers will find superb leg and headroom. The back doors open nice and wide for easy access and there is a pair of ISOFIX child-seat mounts on the back seat. The boot space punches well above its weight with 320 litres of space which is much more than other cars in its class and the rear seats can be lowered to free up 1,200 litres of luggage room and has a wide boot opening.

Power

The Sandero has a choice of engine for the different spec cars, there are different engines for different types of drivers including the cheapest being a sCE 75 1.0 litre which is a pleasant engine to use and offering all you need from normal daily driving. There is also a turbocharged 0.9 litre TCe 90 petrol engine with three cylinders’ engine revs stay low at motorway speeds and offers a total of 89bhp and 0-62 in 11.1 seconds which is more than enough.

Equipment

What Car’s choice of Sandero is the mid-range Ambiance trim and you get a lot of kit for your money, DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB connectivity, air conditioning, electric front windows, LED daytime running lights and body colour bumpers. On the higher trim Laureate model, you are able to get tech that you would normally see on the most expensive versions of other small cars this includes rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter and a 7-inch infotainment system that has sat nav and has the option to add a reversing camera, so you can still get all the tech you need in a Sandero.

Affordable to run

The Dacia Sandero is as affordable to run as it is to buy, the 0.9 litre engine mentioned above has an official combined 57.7 mpg and a new car comes with a 3 year/60,000-mile warranty which includes road side assistance. So, the Sandero is not only a great price tag but just as cheap to run on the road with stats that match cars in its class.

Price

It costs less than £12,000…A lot less, with all this included it’s easy to see why What Car? chose the Dacia Sandero as the best small car under £12,000 but the best bit, it is A LOT less than £12,000. The range starts at £6,995 and reaches up to £9,595 which shows that for a brand-new car you don’t have to break the bank and you can still get all that space, equipment and performance. As What Car? says you simply won’t find this much space for so little outlay in any other car, it’s no wonder the Dacia Sandero keeps racking up awards.

Also, it has been named number one of the Best Small Hatchbacks in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2018 with an overall rating of 93.8% which states “It scores highly across the board, with drivers particularly rating its reliability and cost of repairs if there is an issue.” As well as the awards the Dacia Sandero also continuously receives great reviews from the Top Gear saying “The value, just look at the value! It’s also big and surprisingly cheery” and reviews from CarBuyer coming in at 4.2/5 (Owners rating) Dacia has also won the Best Value Brand Award from AutoTrader in 2018 showing that no one can really beat Dacia on value for money.

In conclusion, the Dacia Sandero is not only the cheapest new car sold in the UK but probably the best for value too; the many awards it has under its belt shows that this car is a must have for those on a budget or looking for a bargain. For more information on the Dacia Sandero and to contact us about taking one for a test drive please click the ‘FOR MORE INFORMATION’ button.

Author: James McAra

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