Dacia

Dacia

Tested Dacia cars

Founded in 1966, Dacia was founded under the name Uzina de Autoturisme Pitesti (UAP). The main factory was built in 1968 in Colibasi, now Mioveni in Romania. Dacia originally was an ancient kingdom located in what is known as Romania today. The Dacian kingdom was conquered by the Romans and later named Romania after them.

At our Towcar of the Year Competition for 2014 the Dacia Duster Ambiance 4x4 was awarded a special award by the judges and they felt the vehicle was astonishingly good value for money and did everything that was asked of it so well.

See Dacia Duster Comfort Blue DCI 115 4x4 statistics

5-door SUV, Dacia fixed towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (62.5mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 1461cc engine
  • 6 gears, manual
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 115@3750
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 192@2000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 15.1 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1480
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 1933
  • Caravan (kg): 1258
  • Noseweight (kg): 75

Pricing

  • From £10,995 - £19,955
  • £17,895 (price as tested) includes £345 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £500
  • Insurance group: 15E
  • CO2 g /km: 123
  • Towable with B licence: Yes