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Dacia Logan MCV review

2013 - 2020 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £6,865 - £12,930
Used prices £1,654 - £9,591
Road tax cost £0 - £190
Insurance group 2 - 12
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Fuel economy 44.1 - 60.1 mpg
Range 528 - 880 miles
Miles per pound 6.5 - 7.7
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Available fuel types



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Pros & cons

  • Very cheap
  • Huge boot
  • Under- powered engines
  • Sparse equipment list

Written by Debbie Wood Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Dacia Logan MCV, which stands for Max Capacity Vehicle, is the cheapest estate car available to buy here in the UK.

It joins budget brand Dacia’s two other models on sale in the UK, the Duster off-roader and the Sandero hatchback. It is built on the same underpinnings as the rest of the Dacia range, but is a little longer than the Sandero to allow greater interior space.

One of the headline stats for the Logan MCV is the impressively roomy boot – there’s 573 litres available with the rear seats up and 1,518 litres with them folded flat. You can also load objects up to 2.3 metres long into the car.

Appearance-wise, the car looks very much like a stretched Sandero with the addition of roof rails and a large tailgate.

Basic standard kit, lots of optional extras

Standard equipment, as you might expect, is fairly basic on the cheapest of the three trim levels. Dubbed Access spec, it includes power steering, front side airbags and not very much else.

More kit is on offer with mid-level Ambiance trim, while top-spec Laureate get luxuries such as cruise control and electric rear windows. As you can tell, the emphasis here is very much on value-for-money.

There is a decent range of optional kit on offer, however.

Extras include rear parking sensors and a seven-inch touchscreen multimedia and satellite navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity and MP3 player compatibility. A more conventional ‘Plug&Radio’ system offering some, but not all, of the same functions is also available.

Three engine choices

The range of engines is the same as the Sandero. There’s a pair of petrol engines – a 1.2-litre unit with 75hp and a three-cylinder 0.9-litre turbo with 90hp. There was previously a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine with 90hp – replaced in early 2019. All engines are taken from Dacia’s parent company, Renault.

The two most powerful engines have an ‘Eco’ function, which reduces power and the amount of energy used by the climate control system. Dacia says this can enable reductions of up to 10% for both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Range updated in 2019

Dacia added a new engine to the line-up early in 2019. The new 95hp diesel is called Blue dCi 95 and has 220Nm of torque, making for a 0-62mph sprint in 12.4 seconds, a top speed of 111mph, fuel economy of up to 62.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 97g/km.

In addition, the Logan MCV’s trim structure was renamed Access, Essential and Comfort, to match the rest of the firm’s line-up.