From a practical viewpoint this is a roomy car with quite a lot of space for the money.
Ride and Handling
The Sandero has a pretty reasonable ride. It irons out minor undulations effectively enough, but is a bit less efficient at dealing with a coarse or potholed surface, when you can feel a bit jostled. Even so, it rides better than some other cars costing a great deal more.
On a bendy route you can feel that this car is based on an older design than most of its rivals. There is a slightly coarse, old-fashioned feel to the handling, with a bit of body lean on the corners that betrays the budget nature of Dacia’s hatchback. Keen drivers will find it a bit disappointing. If you are not a particularly press-on kind of driver, though, and want a reasonable performer for cut-price money, it is certainly worth trying. The ride is comfortable enough and the handling is safe and predictable.
Ease of Use
The Sandero is a five-door hatchback with good access to all the seats and a convenient tailgate. The boot sill height is acceptably low for lifting bulky items over it and into the luggage bay. The boot itself is a good size and can be extended by folding the rear seats, which have a 60/40 split-fold design for both the seat-back and the base.
From a practical viewpoint this is a roomy car with quite a lot of space for the money. The rear screen is a good size and not excessively raked, so it allows you a good rearward vision view through the rear-view mirror.