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Dacia Jogger MPV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Fuel-sipping petrol and hybrid engines mean the Jogger is cheap to run and buy

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The Dacia Jogger is by far the cheapest seven-seater car on sale, costing around the same as an entry-level supermini. Of course, the entry-level Essential model is far from luxurious, so most people will end up upgrading to the mid-spec Expression – even this can be had for around £250 per month on PCP finance with a small deposit.

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In cheap cars, you sometimes have to put up with hand-me-down engines that don’t offer fuel economy on a par with rivals, but the Jogger shares its powertrain lineup with the latest Renault Clio, so running costs are kept nice and low.

There are two engines to choose from. The entry-level 1.0-litre petrol engine will officially return up to 49.6mpg, which is what you could expect from hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. During our test of the Jogger, we managed 44mpg, although this figure was achieved when the car wasn’t fully laden, so it’ll be slightly less economical with all seven seats filled.

Introduced in early 2023, the 1.6-litre self-charging hybrid engine is even more efficient. Despite boasting more power than the 1.0-litre petrol, Dacia claims this will return up to 56.5mpg and will likely be the best choice for higher-mileage drivers. During our first test drive, we saw a figure of close to 70mpg on the trip computer, without any major efforts to drive economically. When we drove the car again in Britain it was easy to top 50mpg without overly careful driving, and it was noticeable that the car spent quite a bit of time driving through villages with the petrol engine off.

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With CO2 emissions of 132g/km and 112g/km respectively, both powertrains sit in reasonable Benefit-in-Kind tax bands for company-car drivers, while the Jogger’s low P11D price may appeal too.

Which you choose may come down to how many miles you drive, and whether you plan on mostly town driving. Given that the petrol is around £4,000 cheaper for the same trim level, low-mileage owners may never recoup the difference if they choose the Hybrid. High-mileage drivers and those who appreciate the benefits of the electric motor in town should certainly appreciate, and eventually, make a saving with the Hybrid though.

Insurance groups

No matter which version of the Dacia Jogger you choose, all should be relatively inexpensive to insure. The majority of the lineup sits in insurance group 11, while top-spec Extreme SE cars with the 1.6-litre hybrid engine find themselves in group 15.

Warranty

Like every Dacia, the Jogger gets a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. That’s average at best, but will be fine for many drivers who’ll switch to a new car after that time anyway. If you do need a longer cover period, Dacia offers extended warranties up to six years or 100,000 miles.

Servicing

Dacia offers two service plans, which apply to any model. You can choose from three or four years of servicing, with 30,000 and 40,000 miles respectively, for £399 and £699. We’d pick the former, especially as it’s available for just £9.99 per month if you take the service plan out when you agree to buy the car.

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