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Dacia Duster

(2017 - present)

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The Dacia Duster is a small SUV/crossover, priced at the budget end of the market. The current model is the second generation, which was launched in late 2017 before going on sale in the UK in the middle of 2018.

The Duster has received a broad range of scores and reviews from the UK media, ranging from outstanding to outright recommendations not to buy one. It has been praised for providing good value for money, but it is criticised for its driving dynamics and poor safety rating compared to other cars in its class.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the current Dacia Duster ranked an outstanding sixth place. In its 2021 survey, What Car? rated the Duster sixth in its list of the most reliable small cars.

Key specifications

Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £9,995 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated:
Replacement due: TBA

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: December 2017

71%

ADULT OCCUPANT

66%

CHILD OCCUPANT

56%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

37%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Dacia Duster has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Dacia Duster has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV for Value

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV under £20K
  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Value New Car
  • Business Car Awards – Best Value Car

2019

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV under £18K
  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Value New Car

2018

  • The Sun Motor Awards – Best Value Car
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Off-Roader

2017

  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Off-Roader

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