Dacia Sandero Stepway variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £8,599. Borrowing £6,879 with a £1,720 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£147.23
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£10,934.25
Cost of credit
£2,335.25
Optional final payment
£2,147.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Dacia Sandero Stepway buying guide

Sandero Stepway models come in a handful of different engine and spec options. This guide will cover each in more detail so you can choose the right version for you.

What Dacia Sandero Stepway trim levels are there?

Essential trim includes body-coloured bumpers, steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, and a radio with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth.

Comfort trim is the next up and gets choice upgrades including alloy wheels, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Prestige is the range-topping trim. This adds upgraded larger alloy wheels, climate control, and blind-spot detection along with some choice exterior upgrades.

Dacia Sandero Stepway interior and technology

Dacia is known for making affordable vehicles so you’re not going to find the kind of premium cabin experience you’d get in a Mercedes, for example. However, Dacia still gives you a lot for your money, with lots of storage cubbies and all the on-board technology you’d expect on higher trims. While the materials lack the premium feel of more expensive cars, they’re very well screwed together.

Dacia’s infotainment system, available on Comfort trim and above, offers the basic features you’d expect, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s fairly easy to use and responsive to the touch.

Space inside is strong compared to other cars in this class thanks to the Dacia’s slightly longer dimensions. Four adults can fit in with enough head and elbow room, but pushing this to five will only work for shorter journeys. Boot space is decent for the class with enough room for a pushchair or a couple of weekend bags.

Dacia Sandero Stepway engine range explained

Dacia Sandero Stepway 0.9 TCe

This three-cylinder 0.9-litre turbo petrol engine was only offered on previous generation Sandero Stepway models built until 2021. With 90hp on tap, it completes the 0-62mph sprint in 11 seconds – that means it’ll feel fine around town but might feel slightly strained when overtaking on the motorway.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.0 TCe

The current-generation Stepway now comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine as standard. This also makes around 90hp although the 0-62mph time increases to around 12 seconds thanks to the new car’s extra weight.

Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.0 TCe Bi-Fuel

Dacia also offers the 1.0-litre petrol engine on both current and previous-generation Sandero Stepways in Bi-Fuel guise. These models include an LPG tank to allow the car to run on both petrol and LPG, which is currently noticeably cheaper at the pumps. The car handles all the fuel switching automatically, so you just need to keep both tanks topped up.

Dacia Sandero Stepway FAQs

There’s only one version of the Dacia Sandero Stepway. It’s a five-door hatchback that’s very closely based on the regular Dacia Sandero. However, the Stepway treatment brings a taller SUV-inspired ride height, a chunkier SUV-inspired body kit, and roof rails to help it look more butch than the regular model.

Buyers looking at nearly new Sandero Stepway models are likely to encounter two different generations of the car. The current-generation model went on sale from 2021 onwards, whereas the previous-generation Stepway was sold from 2012 to part-way through 2021. The current model gets some choice upgrades over the previous version, the the latter can be had for noticeably less money.

The two look quite similar so can be hard to tell apart, with the newer car simply sharpening the styling found on the previous version. Perhaps the most obvious visual difference is the B pillar – the pillar between the front and rear side windows. On previous-generation Sandero Stepway models, this pillar is painted the same colour as the body, whereas on the current Sandero Stepway, this pillar is finished in black plastic cladding.

The Sandero Stepway is a hair under 4.1 metres long. That means it’s a few millimetres longer than rivals including the Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208, and a few millimetres shorter than a Skoda Fabia. That means the Sandero Stepway is easy to squeeze into tight parking spaces or gaps in city traffic.

Space for passengers is decent in the Sandero Stepway, making it slightly easier to live with than more stylish hatches like the Mini or Fiat 500. Four adults can fit comfortably, and five can squeeze in for short hops. Boot space is, again, decent for the class but you do have to lift your cargo quite high to clear the high boot lip.

The Sandero Stepway’s engine range is cheap and cheerful like the rest of the car. There’s only petrol choices available and the overwhelming majority come equipped with a manual gearbox, although a small handful offer Dacia’s CVT automatic gearbox.

For Sandero Stepway cars registered after April 2017, all versions cost the standard rate in VED (road tax). For the 2023/24 financial year, that means tax costs £180 for a year.

Despite its chunky looks, the Sandero Stepway is exclusively front-wheel drive. If you need a little bit of off-road capability, the Extreme trim level comes with Dacia’s ‘Extended Grip’ traction control system, or the bigger Dacia Duster is available with four-wheel drive.

The Dacia Sandero Stepway excels at being a cheap, honest car with a smattering of trendy SUV styling. Mid-spec cars come with an infotainment system with the same smartphone connectivity as much costlier cars, plus extra creature comforts that’ll make daily journeys more pleasant. The latest model, marked out by its Y-shaped headlights and two-bar grille, doesn’t feel like a basic product as it uses a lot of Renault parts inside.