Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Dacia Sandero by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
4.0 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
5.7 10 Energy Efficiency Index
4.9 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
3.110Cold test
4.510Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
4.310Highway
Road test
2.410On-Road Drive
4.98On-Road Heavy Load
3.15On-Road Light Load
1.85On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Sandero is equipped only with a three-way catalyst and the limitations of such limited exhaust after-treatment become apparent when the boundary conditions are stretched. In the cold ambient temperature test, emissions of all pollutant emissions are high and no points are scored in this test.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.610Cold test
6.910Warm test
5.010Cold Ambient test
4.710Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 6.2l100 km 926km
Worst-case 7.1l100 km 721km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

For a car that weighs so little - slightly under a tonne - energy efficiency is unexceptional. An average fuel consumption of 6.2 l/100 km is far from class-leading.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.87Cold test
4.07Warm test
3.07Cold Ambient test
3.17Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Emissions of laughing gas (N2O) and Methane (CH4), both very potent greenhouse gases, is limited and CO2 emissions are not excessive, leading to an index of 4.9 in this part of the assessment.

Our verdict

Dacia, maker of pared-down cars, first launched the no-frills Sandero in 2007. The car is tested here in second-generation form, with a three-cylinder one litre engine. In keeping with the brand's ethos, exhaust after-treatment is basic - just a three-way catalyst - and the car struggles to control pollutant emissions in the more challenging tests. The cold ambient temperature test, in particular, lays bare the car's limitations and, with the exception of NOx, emissions of all pollutants are excessive. Energy efficiency is moderate, the small engine being made to work hard in some situations. Emissions of greenhouse gases, especially those of the unregulated pollutants - N2O and CH4 - are low, and those of CO2 are not excessive. Overall, the 1.0 litre petrol Sandero emerges from Green NCAP's tests with a fair 2½ star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car UU1B522076548XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 185/65 R15 88 H
  • Mass 988 kg
  • Engine Size 999 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 54 kW/95 Nm
  • Published CO2 129 g/km