2019 Dacia Duster Review; Road Test, Interior, Engine MPG & Performance
The Review of the 2019 Dacia Duster, SUV completely renovated in the interior, design decision, excellent behavior in 4WD. Technology and safety from the top segment. Prices, interiors, and engines of the Romanian SUV.
Approaching the launch on the market of the new Dacia Duster 2018. Road test conducted in Greece, around Athens, between winding state roads and trails from real off-road. Has changed so much in this new generation, where you see and especially where you do not see. The external design has been made more modern and pleasant without distorting the line of a model that has been a high commercial success for several years. As for the interiors, the new Dacia Duster now sports materials of appreciably superior quality and does not hide a certain elegance. The technology is greatly improved, there are several driving assistance systems and the overall safety is superior. This aspect is marked above all in the use in 4×4: The new Dacia Duster in fact, in its version 4 × 4, does not fear obstacles, goes literally everywhere and does it with intelligent aid that usually found in cars from prices not comparable, or not Find their own.
2019 Dacia Duster Redesign and Update
The exterior design of the 2019 Dacia Duster highlights significant novelties, even without overturning the overall aspect of what by far the most sold model of the Romanian House of the Renault group. Starting from the front, you can see first the new headlights with LED daytime lights and a very distinct luminous signature. The silhouettes of the central grid are now much more spaced. On the bonnet appear ribs that give a strong character, accentuated further by the conspicuous underbody protection, in color with the bodywork, which occupies a good part of the bumper, to complete the image of SUV that loves the Jeep.
Moving to the view of profile of the Dacia Duster Next Generation, we seebeltline belt line is higher than the previous series. Also the windshield is more advanced and tilted. Visible changes to the lower rib and the aluminium roof bars. Black decoration above the fender that reminds so much of the air intakes of sports cars. New finally the design of 17-inch alloy wheels.
In the tail the most conspicuous and important novelty is in the optical groups, now of square shape. Here too the bumper occupies an important portion of the fender. Not bad the touch of the chrome exhaust.
New Dacia Duster Fresh Interior
2019 Dacia DusterInterior have been profoundly renewed, practically it is as if it were another machine. You can see and hear, in fact the noise in the cockpit is considerably lower. The seats are now larger and remain very soft and comfortable (a denser foam has been used to improve durability). The materials for the coatings express a certain elegance, both the fabric and the skin. The guide seat has a better height adjustment mechanism, the lumbar adjustment is added and the seat is longer. The correct driving position is found quickly, the steering wheel also adjusts in depth. The three rear headrests were then redesigned to prevent the driver from being visible.
The bridge is more vertical than the previous. At the top are the three air vents, in the middle the multimedia display (now a little higher), under three circular controls for the climate control, which is now automatic. Between the various buttons for the main driving functions. In the middle of the dashboard the 2019 Dacia Duster now also sports a TFT display. In the 4 × 4 version on the central console there is the knob to select the front wheel, integral or differential block; In addition, the multimedia display also shows specific information for the off-road vehicle, such as rolling and pitching angles; There’s also the compass. Finally it is also available the opening of the doors without key, by card that automatically closes the car when you move away. We also find the starter of the button motor. They embellish all the contrasting seams and some chrome plating. The audio system now has 6 speakers, with a larger diameter and better fixed to the panels.
2019 Dacia Duster Dimensions; Weight, Size, Trunk Capacity
The size of the Dacia Duster 2018 are substantially unchanged. The length is 4,341 mm, the wheelbase of 2,674 mm (2,676 for the 4 × 4), the width is 1,804 mm without mirrors and 2,052 including the rear-view mirrors. The height is 1,693 mm, including the roof bars. With regard to the specific measures for use in 4×4, the ground clearance is 210 mm, the angle of attack of 30 °, the exit angle of 34 ° (33 ° on 4 × 4). The corner off is instead of 21 °. The weight in running order with driver of Dacia Duster 2018, for diesel engines marketed in europe, ranges from 1,327 to 1,427 Kg.
Let’s move to the trunk of the 2019 Dacia Duster. The minimum load volume, depending on the traction, varies from 467 to 478 litres, while the maximum volume ranges from 1,614 to 1,623 litres. In the cockpit have been optimized the many storage rooms, which now add a capacity of 30.5 litres, including a compartment under the passenger seat.
Dacia Duster 2019 Engine Review; Performance, wheel drive, Technology and Fuel Consumption
The motor range of the 2019 Dacia Duster, limited to the versions marketed in europe, starts from the 1.6-suction petrol engine from 115 horses with 5-speed manual gearbox. The LPG version is also being approved for this engine. Drive with two or four-wheel drive. Of course in our country the lion’s share will be recited by the DCi 1.5 diesel engine versions in power from 90 and 110 horsepower. These are four different engines. It starts from the DCi 90 with 6-speed manual gearbox; Then the DCi 110 provides the version with manual gearbox, the one with EDC automatic gearbox with double clutch and 6 ratios, finally the Dacia Duster with full traction; The 4 × 4 is sold only with manual gearbox. It is always standard instead the electric power steering, another novelty for this model: it allows to reduce by 35% the effort during the manoeuvres and the level of assistance adapts to the speed of the vehicle, to maintain an adequate accuracy also on the motorway and to the Same time to better filter the reactions while driving in offroad.
The level of technology of the new Dacia Duster has made a significant leap in quality. Starting with the Multiview camera system, consisting of four cameras: one front, two side and one rear. It activates automatically and during the parking manoeuvres changes angle depending on the gear inserted, also showing directly the front wheels. The system is also very useful and especially when driving in 4×4; In fact, when you face very steep climbs at the top of which you are usually completely blind, the front camera is also manually activated, so you can see the road.
Another important technology for the security of the 2019 Dacia Duster is assistance to descent, in English Hill descent Control. Fundamental in case of very steep slopes on slippery bottoms (dirt, sand, snow or mud), this system allows to proceed without touching the pedals, because it automatically adjusts the brake and throttle to safely go down. This is a device that is usually only found on cars with far higher prices.
There is also no lack of monitoring of the blind angle, assistance to the departure uphill and curtain airbags. Finally, the frame has been reinforced with the beams and the windshield upright.
A look at the consumption of the 2019 Dacia Duster. The data of the type-approval tests give from 4.4 to 4.8 l/100 Km in the urban cycle, from 4.4 to 4.7 in the extra-urban cycle and from 4.4 to 4.7 in the mixed cycle.
Driving Experience of new Dacia Duster
We carried out our road test of the Dacia Duster 2019 on the DCi 110 diesel version 4 × 2 with EDC automatic gearbox, in addition to a specific route in 4WD on 4 × 4. The suspensions are very soft, a wise choice, since it allows you to travel in ample comfort on ordinary roads and returns extremely useful when you go on offroad. In the normal guide town, suburban and highways are comfortable, the noise is really contained, compared to the previous series, and the bumps of the road do not warn. It’s amazing the safety of Marcia when you push a little; Although this is not the typical use of this vehicle, it is good to know that road holding and brakes fit all needs, always with electronics to intervene promptly when you ask too much. The diesel engine 1.5 dCi Renault We do not find out for sure us today, a guarantee in every situation. And the pair of 260 Newton meters, available from 1,750 laps, helps a lot.
The 2019 Dacia Duster is also an excellent vehicle for driving in 4×4. Already the 4 × 2 allows you to get more or less everywhere. But the full-wheel drive version has evolved to the point of allowing this model, formally a low cost SUV, to rival much more reputable and infinite vehicles.
We carried out our road test of the 2019 Dacia Duster on the DCi 110 diesel version 4 × 2 with EDC automatic gearbox, in addition to a specific route in 4WD on 4×4. The suspensions are very soft, a wise choice, since it allows you to travel in ample comfort on ordinary roads and returns extremely useful when you go on offroad. In the normal guide town, suburban and highways are comfortable, the noise is really contained, compared to the previous series, and the bumps of the road do not warn. It’s amazing the safety of Marcia when you push a little; Although this is not the typical use of this vehicle, it is good to know that road holding and brakes fit all needs, always with electronics to intervene promptly when you ask too much. The diesel engine 1.5 dCi Renault We do not find out for sure us today, a guarantee in every situation. And the pair of 260 Newton meters, available from 1,750 laps, helps a lot.
The 2019 Dacia Duster is also an excellent vehicle for driving in 4×4. Already the 4×2 allows you to get more or less everywhere. But the full-wheel drive version has evolved to the point of allowing this model, formally a low cost SUV, to rival much more reputable and infinitely more expensive vehicles. In the offroad test path This Duster has brilliantly passed the typical artificial ramps with a wire of gas (and the notable help of the Multivew room to put the wheels in the right place), lateral inclinations of the 29 ° without blow injure, overhangs On the dirt road with the safety of an ibex, thanks to the automatic control of the descent. Very convincing.
2019 Dacia Duster Release Date and Price
The prices of the SUV 2019 Dacia Duster have not yet been communicated, you have to wait for arrival in the dealers, in January. However, it has been announced that there will be no significant deviation from the current generation, in which the versions with the SCe petrol engine range from 11,900 to 16,200 euros, the ones with LPG from 13,100 to 15,500 euro and those with diesel range from 14,100 to 19,100 euro