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Dacia Sandero Stepway (2013–)

Last updated 20 May 2019

Dimensions
Length 4081–4089 mm
Width 1994 mm
Height 1559–1618 mm
Wheelbase 2560–2590 mm
Boot Space 320–1200 L

Full specifications

Interior

The cabin of the Stepway is pretty much the same as the cabin in a regular Sandero – but that’s fine. It’s  obvious from the moment you climb in that it’s meant to be a budget car, with little design flair. Nonetheless it’s well screwed together, with solid-feeling materials that look up to withstanding a lifetime of use.

It’s clear where some of the savings are made – the switches for the electric windows, for example, are mounted in the centre stack rather than on the doors and the audio head unit on Ambience models feels and looks dated, though it is perfectly functional and easy to use.

The driving position offers a good view of the road and is comfortable and upright, but long distance drivers will quickly notice the lack of a footrest next to the clutch. Aside from that there are no real problems to report – visibility is fine and the seats are supportive enough, with plenty of headroom and space.

Even rear-seat passengers will fit – which is excellent when you consider the rivals sold for the same price as the Sandero Stepway – typically city cars like the Citroen C1. There’s also a perfectly useable boot that’d swallow up a family shop or enough gear for a trip away.

Even the entry-level Stepway ‘Ambience’ has a good amount of equipment including Bluetooth, USB-connectivity and aux-in for music and electric windows. It does miss out on air-conditioning, though. Moving up to Laureate trim costs a bit more but gets a good amount of gear including a touch screen with sat-nav and the all-important air conditioning.

Standard equipment from launch:

Ambience models come with ABS, traction control, 16-inch alloy wheels, 60/40 folding rear seat, steering wheel mounted audio controls, audio system with USB/Aux-in, front foglights, electric front windows.

Laureate trim adds: Leather steering wheel and gearstick covers, cruise control, speed limiter, parking sensors, MediaNav sat-nav, heated door mirrors, electric rear windows.

 

 

List Price from £8,995
Buy new from £8,766
Contract hire from £142.63 per month
 

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