Just like the normal Sandero we tested earlier, the Sandero Stepway we drove came equipped with the best trim level available. There is a problem with this fact, though. You see, unlike the regular Sandero, the Stepway doesn't have a "Prestige" trim level. It only has one trim level as a matter of fact, and it is a bit basic, to say the least.
For one thing, there are no electrically-operated rear view mirrors. And we really mean there aren't any. Not even optional. In other words, if you want to change the way the rearview mirror on the right is positioned you have to either lean over the front passenger or have orangutan hands. Not a very comfortable choice either way.
Getting to the other comfort areas, the Stepway actually feels like a totally different car compared to the normal Sandero. The raised suspension can practically soak in everything you throw at it: every speed bump, every tram line or every pothole, without even reducing your speed. Obviously, the 15-inch tires with rather high side walls play a pretty important role in this equation but most of the work is handled by the increased suspension travel. So, only top marks in this area.
Even though the trim level was pretty basic, as we said, the interior on our test car wasn't exactly identical to a lower-spec Sandero/Logan. We say this because the color of the "aluminium" plastic inserts in the interior was darker than in any other Dacia, be it the Logan, the Logan MCV or the normal Sandero. Everything else is absolutely identical, so the comfort marks will also be similar.Continue reading
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