Dacia Sandero hatchback - Practicality & boot space (2013-2020)

The Dacia Sandero hatchback is incredibly spacious for its price

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Practicality & boot space Rating

3.5 out of 5

It’s cheap, but as superminis go, the Sandero has a lot of space inside and the boot is one of the biggest in its class. Being a supermini, it’s bigger than similarly priced city cars. Its length and width are comparable with chief rival the Hyundai i20, at 4,058mm and 1,732mm respectively (the Hyundai sizes up at 4,035mm x 1,734mm).

Dacia Sandero interior space & storage

The Sandero is only available as a five-door, giving excellent access to its rear seats, where passengers will find superb leg and headroom. The back doors open wide and there’s a pair of ISOFIX child-seat mounts on the back seat. Interior storage is plentiful, with a deep glovebox, large door pockets, two cup-holders and a space on top of the dashboard. The Sandero’s simple, slightly boxy shape means visibility is good, too, so it’s easy to park even without the optional parking aids.

Boot space

The Sandero’s boot punches well above its weight: 320 litres of space is more than you get in a Ford Fiesta (292 litres), Peugeot 208 (311 litres) or Vauxhall Corsa (285 litres). There are a few superminis that beat the Sandero’s boot space, like the SEAT Ibiza’s 355 litres, but that’s huge for a car in this class.

You can also fold down the Sandero's 60:40 split-folding rear seats to free up 1,200 litres of luggage room, although the rear seats don't sit flush with the boot floor, so there's a small lip to lift large items over. The boot lip is also quite deep, so getting heavier items out may be a bit of a struggle – however this is partly negated by the wide boot opening.

The Sandero can also be fitted with a spare wheel, although this is an optional extra across the range. We’d say it’s money well spent unless you never travel far from home, as the standard tyre-inflation kit won’t always do the job.

Towing

Towing a trailer isn’t something you’d necessarily associate with a small, cheap supermini, but the Sandero can do it. Depending on which engine you choose, the Dacia’s maximum towing capacity is between 780 and 790kg.

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