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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Running costs

4 out of 5 4.0

Dacia Duster running costs are as competitive as any car in the sector. The most economical engine is the 110hp 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to the six-speed manual gearbox. It has a claimed combined economy of 64.2mpg in two-wheel drive form, so expect to get around the mid-fifties in real-world driving.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,265 - £1,663 *
Diesel 131p £931 - £1,124 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period Variable
Warranty Three year/60,000 mile or seven-year (100,000 miles) policy, for £395 or £850
Road tax (12 months) £30 - £260
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 5 - 12
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The greenest engine in the Dacia Duster range is the 110hp diesel. It emits 115g/km of CO2, but even with the EDC automatic gearbox it emits 116g/km, so you don’t have to compromise between manual and auto.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.5 dCi (110bhp) Diesel,
1.5 dCi (110ps) Diesel
115 g/km (Min) £30 - £145
1.6 Petrol 185 g/km (Max) £260


3.5 out of 5 3.5

As the brand is unproven in the UK it’s difficult to judge Dacia Duster reliability. However, the Duster technology comes from parent company Renault, it should prove to be reasonably good.

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported
Engine / gearbox No problems reported
Other No problems reported

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