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Dacia Sandero Stepway (2013 – 2020)

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The Dacia Sandero Stepway is an upgraded and off-road styled version of the Sandero supermini hatchback. The current model is the second generation, which was launched in 2013 and facelifted in 2017. Production ended in 2020 ahead of an all-new Sandero that arrived in the UK in Spring 2021.

Despite the looks, the Sandero Stepway had minimal off-roading ability and was not available with four-wheel drive. However, this is relatively common among similar hatchback-based SUV/crossover vehicles.

Based on more than a dozen average to good UK media reviews, the Dacia Sandero Stepway had an overall Expert Rating that placed it in the midfield of similar cars by the end of its production life, although direct comparisons are difficult because there are few very similar cars in the marketplace.

The Sandero Stepway received particular praise from reviewers for its spaciousness, decent equipment levels and low running costs. Like all Dacia models of its generation, its absolute performance in any area against rivals wasn’t great, but when considered against its very low prices, it was considered excellent value for money.

Key specifications

Body style: Five-door hatch/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £9,195 on-road

Launched: Spring 2013
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replacement due: Spring 2021

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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The Dacia Sandero range (which includes the Sandero Stepway) was crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2013 and was awarded a four-star rating.

This rating expired in January 2020 and is no longer valid.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

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

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