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Dacia Jogger

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

61
%
C

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

70
%
C

Safety Rating:

42
%
E

Eco Rating:

69
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

74
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

61
%
C

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

70
%
C

Safety Rating:

42
%
E

Eco Rating:

69
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

74
%
A

Summary


The Dacia Jogger is a compact people carrier that arrived in the UK in Spring 2022, and currently the cheapest seven-seater on sale by a considerable margin.

Only available from launch with a petrol engine and manual gearbox, the Jogger is the successor to the Dacia Lodgy MPV, which never reached the UK in its lifespan. A petrol-electric hybrid version of the Jogger arrived in 2023, which pairs two electric motors with the petrol engine to increase the people carrier’s fuel efficiency.

A stand-out model thanks to its value-for-money, the Dacia Jogger is highly-regarded by motoring journalists because its affordable price point effectively puts the MPV in a class of its own. “Consider the staggering versatility it offers for such a low price and no other new car even comes close”, Auto Express explains. The Jogger’s closest competitor is currently the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer, which is twice as expensive.

Beyond the price, the Sunday Times is enthused by the Jogger’s “roomy” interior with “no-frills practicality”. Although the Jogger’s cabin is trimmed in cheap plastics, a compromise expected at this price point, the third-row seats can be removed, allowing the Jogger to operate like a large estate car should that be the customer’s preference.

The widespread praise has been somewhat tempered, however, after the Jogger was given a woeful one-star safety rating by independent safety body Euro NCAP in April 2022.

Unfortunately, poor safety ratings have become a regular occurrence for Dacia in its current model range, and the Jogger is yet another sub-standard performer. Which? was quick to slap a “Don’t Buy” tag on the Jogger on the day that the Euro NCAP results were announced, matching its recommendation for the Sandero range.

As of January 2024, the Dacia Jogger holds a New Car Expert Rating of C with a score of 61%.

Jogger highlights

  • Very competitive pricing
  • Spacious seven-seat cabin
  • Easy driving experience
  • Energetic petrol engine

Jogger lowlights

  • Woeful safety rating
  • Limited powertrain range
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Loud wind noise at higher speeds

Key specifications


Body style: Seven-seat MPV
Engines: petrol, petrol-electric hybrid
Price: From £18,295 on-road

Launched: Spring 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Heycar

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Honest John

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 1 stars
Date tested: April 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 70%
Child protection: 69%
Vulnerable road users: 41%
Safety assist: 39%

Notes on safety rating

The Dacia Jogger was given a one-star rating by Euro NCAP in April 2022, which was yet another woeful result for Dacia and the overall Renault Group. The Jogger is essentially a larger version of the Dacia Sandero Stepway, which was rated as two stars in April 2021.

Euro NCAP was particularly critical of the Jogger’s third-row seats, which don’t benefit from head airbags and don’t have seatbelt reminders. That was enough to drop it a whole star compared to the Sandero range.

The Jogger remains fully legal despite such a poor safety rating, as Euro NCAP testing goes above and beyond the bare minimun legal requirements set out by the EU and UK. But potential customers should be aware that the third row of seats in particular (which is, of course, one of the main selling points of the vehicle) offers less safety protection than almost any other new car on the market.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Dacia Jogger has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Dacia Jogger to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Jogger, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models49 mpgC48 – 49 mpgC – C
Hybrid models57 mpgB57 – 57 mpgB – B
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models130 g/kmA130 – 131 g/kmA – A
Hybrid models112 g/kmA111 – 112 g/kmA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models14A13 – 16A – A
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£150A
Year 2£393A
Year 3£663A
Year 4£893A
Year 5£1,300A
Overall£3,399A

The Dacia Jogger is an affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel consumption figure for petrol and diesel models sit at around and slightly above the market average, which is good for a seven-seat vehicle of this size, and its insurance premiums are very affordable too. In addition, the people carrier’s service and maintenance costs over the course of five years of ownership are excellent.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Dacia Jogger has received

2023

  • Autocar Awards – Best Family Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Family Car
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Family Car
  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Large Family Car

2022

  • News UK Motor Awards – Best Value Car
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Value Car
  • Top Gear Awards – Reader’s Choice

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The Dacia Jogger is a seven-seat MPV that provides unparalleled value for money – but that comes at the expense of a woeful safety rating.Dacia Jogger