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Dacia Duster is a compact SUV with a length of 4.34 meters. The model that completes the Dacia lineup in anticipation of the arrival of the Bigster is no less affordable, sporting an eye-catching style that has been improved in some detail in this restyled version. The trunk has 445 liters. (VDA) on petrol models (428 hp in diesel and 411 hp in 4×4) accompanied by a hospitable five-seater saloon. Here is its range and selected versions.

Engines and equipment

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Finishing and basic equipment

  • Dacia Duster Essential – 14,990 euros
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED low beam headlights
    • 16″ steel wheels
    • Plugin and music
      • DAB radio
      • Bluetooth
      • socket/USB
    • Electric front windows
    • 3 Comma type rear head restraints
    • Reclining rear seat 1/3 -2/3
    • Central door lock
    • Handlebar adjustable in height and depth
    • Black longitudinal roof rails
    • On-board computer
    • Help with emergency braking
    • Front airbags for driver and passenger
    • Passenger’s front airbag can be disabled
    • ISOFIX anchors
    • Emergency call button
    • speed limiter
    • Gear shift indicator
    • Tire pressure detection
    • Automatic switching on of lights
    • Available engine(s)
      • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6
      • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 (+ €2300)
      • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 4×4 (+ €2300)
  • Dacia Duster Comfort – 17,350 euros
    • Essential trim equipment to be added
    • Exterior mirrors high-gloss black
    • 16″ Oraga alloy wheels
    • Upholstered in comfortable fabric
    • multimedia display
      • 8 inch screen
      • smartphone replication
      • 4 speakers
      • 1 USB port
    • Air conditioning with manual control
    • One-touch power window for driver
    • Electric rear windows
    • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
    • Soft steering wheel
    • Cruise control
    • Help with starting uphill
    • Reversing radars
    • Fog lights
    • Exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated
    • Available engine(s)
      • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6
      • 1.3 TCe 130 hp BVM6 (+ 1800 euros)
      • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 (+ €500)
      • 1.3TCe 150 hp EDC6 (+ 1800 euros)
      • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 4×4 (+ €500)
  • Dacia Duster Prestige – 18,600 euros
  • Comfort trim equipment to be added
  • Satin chrome mirror housings
  • Longitudinal roof rails in matt chrome
  • Satin chrome front/rear skids
  • Tinted rear windows
  • 17″ Tergan alloy wheels
  • Prestigious fabric upholstery
  • Cartography France
  • Media navigation
    • 8 inch screen
    • smartphone replication
    • navigation
    • 6 speakers
    • 2 USB
  • Automatic air conditioner
  • Driver’s lumbar adjustment
  • High center console with armrest
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Available engine(s)
    • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6
    • 1.3 TCe 130 hp BVM6 (+ 1800 euros)
    • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 (+ €500)
    • 1.3TCe 150 hp EDC6 (+ 1800 euros)
    • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 4×4 (+ €500)
  • Dacia Duster Prestige + – 18,900 euros
  • Prestige trim equipment to be added
  • Multiview camera
  • Card without hands.
  • Available engine(s)
    • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6
    • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 (+ €1500)
  • Dacia Duster Extreme Limited Series – 19,800 euros
  • Prestige trim equipment to be added
  • Multiview camera
  • Card without hands
  • Black 17″ Tergan alloy wheels
  • Exterior mirrors high-gloss black
  • Paint “Urban gray”
  • Available engine(s)
    • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6
    • 1.3 TCe 130 hp BVM6 (+ 1800 euros)
    • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 (+ €500)
    • 1.3TCe 150 hp EDC6 (+ 1800 euros)
    • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 4×4 (+ €500)

All engines:

  • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6 (dual-fuel gasoline + liquefied gas)
  • 1.3 TSe 130 hp BVM6
  • 1.3TCe 150 hp EDC6
  • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6
  • 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp BVM6 4×4

Additional packages and equipment

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Packages

  • Comfort package – 200 euros – only in the Essential package
    • Soft steering wheel
    • Speed ​​controller
  • Pack Nav France – 400 € – only for Comfort
    • Rear View Camera
    • 8″ Media Nav screen with France map
    • Smartphone replication
    • 2 USB
  • Pack Nav Europe – 500 euros – only for the Comfort package
    • Rear View Camera
    • 8″ Media Nav screen with map of Western Europe
    • Smartphone replication
    • 2 USB
  • Comfort package + – 200 euros – only for Comfort package
    • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
    • Waist adjustment
    • High center armrest with storage
    • USB port on the center console

Optional equipment

  • Metallic paint: €500
  • Fog lights: €150 (Essential only)
  • Manual air conditioning: €900 (Essential only)
  • Spare wheel: €200 (not compatible with 1.0 ECO-G 100)
  • Mapping Western Europe: €100 (on Prestige and Extreme Limited Series)
  • Heated front seats: €200 (on Prestige and Extreme Limited Series)
  • Handsfree card: €250 (Prestige only)
  • Multi-angle camera: 300 euros (only on Prestige)

Autonews chooses

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From the catalog we have chosen two versions:

  • The one that makes the model stand out the most
  • Secondly, including complete equipment with the best price / quality ratio.

The two selected versions are among the most equipped Dusters. The Prestige trim allows, for example, blind-spot warning or automatic air conditioning, which is noticeable on long journeys. However, the requested budget does not explode.

The most advantageous version with all options selected remains even with the €25,000 fine included. Very strong for such a well-equipped compact SUV, including a dual-clutch automatic transmission and 150 horsepower.

For an even better performance-price ratio, the 1.0 ECO-G dual-fuel unit offers nearly equal performance in the Prestige+ finish and reduces the price by more than 5,000 euros. It inevitably loses a bit in performance and requires self-shifting, but mechanical tolerances are equivalent, and its two tanks (50 liters of gasoline + 49.8 liters of useful gas) allow it to travel approximately 1200 km at a time. a full tank is cheaper.

  • The most profitable version
    • Dacia Duster Prestige
    • 1.3TCe 150 hp EDC6
    • metallic paint
    • Spare wheel
    • Cartography of Western Europe
    • Heated front seats
    • Handsfree card
    • Multiview Camera
    • Price without penalty: 24,250 euros (142 g/km = 360 euros).
    • Price excluding: 24,610 euros
  • Best value for money
    • Dacia Duster Prestige +
    • 1.0 ECO-G 100 HP BVM6
    • metallic paint
    • Price: 19,400 euros

Briefly

Autonews has studied the catalog of the restyled Dacia Duster (2021) to offer you a buying guide, choosing two versions of the SUV: the one that emphasizes the car the most (priced under 25,000 euros), and the one that offers – in our opinion – the best value for money and quality.

Quentin Kazerg