the measured and compared figures of the 6 engines available in 2023

For nearly three years, the Dacia Sandero has changed in stature. Rather nice to look at and to drive and equipped with everything a modern car needs, it even has the luxury of a wide choice of engines. We have quantified them all in detail to help you find your happiness.

You can never go wrong when choosing a Dacia Sandero. Since the advent of the third generation, the Romanian city car is no longer a low-cost car at all. Built on an architecture very close to the current Renault Clio, it only lacks a few good manners – soundproofing, slightly longer seats… – to match the references, but it is forgiven for its price. unbeatable. It now remains to choose the right engine from a catalog that has never been so complete. From a single block 3-cylinder 1.0, the Sandero indeed declines 6 different versions ranging from 65 to 110 hp. Therefore, it is not easy to find the one that suits you best. To help you see more clearly, we have checked and summarized all the consumption and performance figures.

Choices to be made

Before detailing the figures, here are some additional remarks. Starting with the SCe 65 hp. This entry-level engine, with logically modest performance, should only hold your attention if you are driving around town.. Because when it comes to taking a stretch of road, without being dangerous, he is lagging behind.

At the other end of the chain, the TCe 110, which arrived recently, is only available with Stepway bodywork and is only available with a manual gearbox. On this subject, it should be remembered that since the arrival of the Dacia Sandero 3, “Stepway” is no longer a finish but a different bodywork raised by a few centimeters compared to the standard version and fitted with specific side skirts as standard. . Higher than the standard version, the Dacia Sandero Stepway therefore also deserved to go under our measurement protocol to see the influence of ground clearance on consumption.

The facelifted Dacia Sandero 3 bears the new brand identity.© Alex Krassovsky

Between these two extremes, there are two fairly close powers: 90 hp and 100 hp. If it is still the same 3-cylinder turbo and the figures are therefore quite close, the difference comes mainly from compatibility, or not, with LPG. The ECO-G 100 accepts lead-free and LPG while the TCe 90 only accepts lead-free. On the other hand, only the TCe 90 leaves the choice between mechanical box or automatic box.

All Dacia Sandero verified figures

Measure Dacia Sandero SCe 65 Dacia Sandero TCe 90 Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway
Measure0 to 100 km/h Dacia Sandero SCe 6516.5 sec Dacia Sandero TCe 9012.4s Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT13.6s Dacia Sandero ECO-10012.7s Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway11.5 sec
Measure80 to 120 km/h in 4th gear Dacia Sandero SCe 6514.9s Dacia Sandero TCe 909.4s Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT11s (in Drive) Dacia Sandero ECO-1009.4s Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway10.6 Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway7.8s
MeasureCity consumption Dacia Sandero SCe 656.4L/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 906.3l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT7.4l/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-1006.3l/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway6.7l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway6.3l/100km
Measureroad consumption Dacia Sandero SCe 656.3l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 906.5l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT8.3l/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-1006.4L/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway7.3l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway6.9l/100km
MeasureFreeway consumption Dacia Sandero SCe 657.3l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 907.5l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT8.6L/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-1007.2l/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway8.3l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway7.9l/100km
MeasureAverage consumption Dacia Sandero SCe 656.5l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 906.6L/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 90 CVT7.6L/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-1006.5l/100km Dacia Sandero ECO-100 Stepway7.3l/100km Dacia Sandero TCe 110 Stepway6.9l/100km

The versions we recommend

If you absolutely need an automatic transmission, the choice is quickly made. On the other hand, for all the undecided, we recommend you without detours the variant ECO-G 100. If it imposes to make a cross on the spare wheel, the LPG tank taking the place of the latter, it offers XXL autonomy since it combines the petrol and gas tanks. Furthermore, the mechanics alone manages the transition from one to the other with a systematic preference for LPG while there’s some in the tank, allowing you to ride for a much lower hit than unleaded.

To read also: 1,300 km with a single fill-up in Dacia Sandero LPG

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