Review Dacia Sandero Streetway TCe 90 CVT, the automatic one | Video


We tried the Dacia Sandero again: because & eacute; in July 2021 & egrave; was the car most sold in Europe, ranking behind such bestsellers as Golf and Yaris. In August & egrave; was again at the top, in September and October still in the top three. Stepway (tested by Luigi) or Streetway, the compact by Dacia is very popular, even by Italians: for this reason we tried it again, but in the 1.0 TCe version from 90cv with the continuously variable gearbox CVT .

Let's start again from where we had finished the test of that Bi-Fuel, LPG and petrol, confirming that now the little Dacia, which was previously chosen because; was cheap, but today you buy it because & eacute; finally has much more; appeal, because & eacute; like it and & egrave; a good car. More that the quality/price ratio never remains in its favor: it still costs little but offers more; of before, but not only.

  • TEST TCe 90 CVT



The best design recently we already have it; passed with full marks: a more & ugrave; current. More personality with the new front and the now famous light shape, with Full Led headlights as standard .

On our specimen there are also 16-inch alloy wheels, which are an optional, and give it that extra touch; that doesn't hurt.


Inside & egrave; definitely a whole & rsquo; other story: it looks best with a pleasant style, the atmosphere & egrave; improved, the cockpit & egrave; become more & ugrave; welcoming and c & rsquo; & egrave; a different perception of quality. As we had already found, there are no soft plastics but it looks better, with the dashboard enriched by an insert covered with fabric, which we also find on the doors. The air vents have a new shape and a nice style.

The plastics are stiff but the finishes are a bit ' more take care: you can also see it in the comfortable controls of the automatic climate , an optional 250 Euro option.

I admit that I still don't like too much the 4-spoke steering wheel, with a somewhat design; exceeded: they could opt for one to three more races; modern. The only different thing about this version is; obviously the CVT gear lever.

L & lsquo; habitability & agrave; & egrave; good: thanks to the increased wheelbase of this new generation, those who sit in the back have more; legroom. Now it is; much more; wide: three adults, a little & rsquo; tight, but they can fit; in two, if of normal height, they can also face long journeys without problems.

Among its advantages c & rsquo; & egrave; just the space on board, which is definitely improved: now it can & ograve; also be the first car for the whole family.

The trunk has a capacity; minimum of 410 liters, it has a well-structured compartment, entirely covered with carpet. The spare wheel & egrave; an optional and you have to add 250 Euros.


  • Engine: 3-cylinder turbo
  • Displacement: 999 cm3
  • Maximum power: 67 kW/92 HP
  • Maximum torque: 160 Nm
  • Transmission: continuously variable CVT
  • Drive: front
  • Fuel: petrol
  • Anti-pollution standard: Euro 6D Full
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.4 s
  • Speed maximum speed: 169 Km/h
  • WLTP combined cycle consumption: 5.8-6.2 l/100 km
  • WLTP combined cycle CO2 emissions: 131-140 g/km
  • Front brakes: ventilated discs
  • Rear brakes: drum
  • Tires: 195/55 R 16
  • Fuel tank: 50 l
  • Length: 4088 mm
  • Width: 1848 mm
  • Height: 1499 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2604 mm

ROAD TEST < img src = "/wp-content/uploads/2510cb312ba2bc6500765ff2210b9fdd.gif" />

Our Sandero & egrave; powered by a 1.0 three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, with 92 hp and 160 Nm of torque. You can & ograve; choose with a 6-speed manual gearbox or with this continuously variable CVT, which could be the best choice for those who use it. especially in the city. However, it should also offer more guidance. comfortable with this new generation automatic.

The change of type CVT & egrave; one of the novelties; more important of the new generation of Sandero. It also includes the mode; L (Low) which is used to tackle at low speeds; and without worries of mind snow, mud, sand, steep climbs or very steep descents with poor grip surfaces. Luckily they have limited the most; possible the famous & ldquo; scooterone effect & rdquo; which unfortunately often distinguishes this type of change: it seems that they have done a good job.

Who chooses it so & igrave; surely want a more guide relaxed, and in fact, there is no stress here: if you drive a lot in the city, it will turn out to be; the ideal companion. And if you even live in a big city, like Milan, where queues are the order of the day, it is; just the right choice. Traffic light, stop, roundabout, intersection … as they say: never again; without!

The electric power steering l & rsquo; made it less tiring to drive around town. For parking and maneuvering in smaller spaces restricted on this & egrave; Pack City Plus has been added: front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera and blind spot sensor, for 450 Euro. & Egrave; definitely in its natural habitat in the traffic of the city & agrave; but also on the extra-urban roads it gets along well. With a little gas you can travel peacefully. Sure if you want some & rsquo; more of panache, you have to push hard, but it is not; certainly this is the nature of Sandero.

If there are some & rsquo; of curves emerges that improvement in driving dynamics that we already had noted: merit of the platform it shares with Renault Clio and Captur. Less roll than before, improved grip and a new front end that offers more behavior. reassuring, and & egrave; even more & ugrave; handy. The steering always remains rather soft, but & egrave; however more & ugrave; precise as before.

It will not be; never a sporty compact, God forbid, but with 16 & rdquo; also becomes a bit & rsquo; more precise, which does not hurt.
Also on this version the suspensions do a good job and absorb holes, bollards, manholes and more quite well.
On the highway, apart from the moments when you sink your foot with pi & ugrave; decision on the accelerator, the CVT turns the engine rather low for the benefit of comfort and fuel consumption.

On longer journeys; long you will also appreciate the presence of the cruise control, which is; standard. Also in this version the typical & ldquo; voice & rdquo; of the 3 cylinders is not felt too much, confirming that now & egrave; better soundproofed and & egrave; much more; silent than before.

For those who love numbers it accelerates from 0 to 100 in 13.4 seconds and can; reach 169 km/h speed; maxim: the small three-cylinder & egrave; rather quiet.

But let's talk about consumption : the manufacturer declares between 5.8 and 6.2 liters of petrol per 100 km in the combined WLTP cycle. With this type of gearbox, a lot also depends on your driving style.

On the day we shot the video, between cities, suburbs and the motorway I traveled about 190 km and we recorded an average of slightly more; of 6 liters per 100 km. In particular in the city & agrave; the average is around 14.5 km per liter, in the suburban area about 18.5 and on the motorway almost 15 per liter. Therefore values ​​close to this; that promises.

The version with the manual gearbox, at least on paper, should prove even more & ugrave; efficient and there is: comfort; you pay a little bit of the CVT. The tank & egrave; of 50 liters and pu & ograve; therefore offer a good autonomy.


On the Sandero now c & rsquo; & egrave; even more & ugrave; on-board technology. In the staging more & ugrave; rich Comfort, like that of our test car, standard c & rsquo; & egrave; the Media Display with 8 & rdquo; touch screen, Bluetooth, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay .

Here & egrave; The navigator was also added, which costs 300 Euros: I tested it in Milan and its surroundings and it was not; just like that precise, every now and then comes a bit & rsquo; late with commands. I sincerely recommend you to connect your smartphone and you can get better.

Mobile phone holder & egrave; always very comfortable but I continue to advise you that if you are among those who can not manage to stay away more & ugrave; two minutes from WhatsApp, social media and more, forget it and do not put the l & igrave; your smartphone while driving & hellip ;.


From our previous test & egrave; the offer of Sandero Streetway has been changed and there are now 2 trim levels available: Essential and Comfort . In the standard equipment of the entry level version there are among other things Full Led headlights, cruise control, height-adjustable steering wheel, Media Control and more.

For the engines the offer always includes the three variants of the 1.0 three-cylinder petrol engine: naturally aspirated with 65 Hp and 5-speed manual gearbox; the turbo version of 90 Hp with the 6-speed manual gearbox or, as on ours, with the automatic CVT, offered for & ograve; only with the most outfitting; rich. The most popular version powerful & egrave; that already proven, ECO-G petrol/LPG with 100 horsepower and the six-speed manual.

Since we shot the video, the price list & egrave; slightly retouched: it now starts at 10,800 euros for the less powerful version in the entry set-up and reaches 14,450 for our 1.0 TCe 90hp with the CVT Comfort version.


The test model, in addition to the options that I already have there; reported, also has the Techno Pack which costs 350 Euros and includes: Keyless Entry, driver's seat with adjustable height, front armrest with storage compartment and electric parking brake. So it is equipped, we are at € 17,010.

As in the previous test, the Sandero is confirmed more & ugrave; beautiful inside and out. & Egrave; more pleasant to drive and more; safe. In the version with the CVT & egrave; l & rsquo; ideal for the city & agrave; but, to tell the truth, if l & rsquo; & egrave; fared well everywhere. It continues to always boast an excellent quality/price ratio.


The Sandero & ldquo; fights & rdquo; always in the difficult and competitive segment B , that of the more cousin; chic Renault Clio, Lancia Ypsilon (which however does not offer the automatic), Toyota Yaris, Citroen C3, Opel Corsa, Peugeot 208 and even Skoda Fabia.

But none can match it : remains one of the most & ugrave; cheap on the market and by far the least expensive, with the best quality/price ratio.

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