Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway (2021-present): dimensions and boot space

Find out the width, length, height and boot size figures for the Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway here

Sam Naylor
Feb 25, 2022

The Dacia Sandero is an affordable small car that’s practical, easy to drive and has low running costs. It’s a popular option for people who want a new car at the price of a used model. There’s also a Sandero Stepway version, which has SUV-like styling thanks to its raised suspension and roof rails.

There are all sorts of rivals for the Dacia Sandero, because its price means it’s in line with city cars such as the Hyundai i10 and Fiat 500, but its size - as we’ll discover here - is more like something like a Ford Fiesta or VW Polo, both of which are superminis and are larger than the Hyundai and Fiat. The Stepway model is a rival for compact SUVs, such as the MG ZS.

Both versions are really well equipped for the money and have lots of space inside, so they come highly recommended for people looking for a new or nearly new car on a tight budget. They’re also comfortable and easy to drive, although rivals such as the Ford Fiesta are quite a lot more fun to drive.

Read on to find out more about the Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway models’ dimensions, boot space and weight. As mentioned above, you get a lot of car and space for your money with the Sandero and Sandero Stepway.


Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway dimensions

The Dacia Sandero is around 4.1m long, 1.8m wide and 1.5m tall, which is quite big for a supermini. It’s longer, taller and wider than the Ford Fiesta, for example. The Stepway model isn’t much different, as it’s the same width, but it’s taller (in part thanks to the roof bars, though the suspension is also raised up) and longer.

There’s a good amount of space inside the Sandero and Sandero Stepway (they’re virtually identical inside). There’s plenty of room in the back seats for kids, and even adults will be able to sit comfortably in the outer seats. Access is fine too, so getting in and out is no trouble.

Dacia Sandero4,088mm1,848mm1,499mm
Dacia Sandero Stepway4,099mm1,848mm1,587mm

Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway boot space

Dacia Sandero boot view

The Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway have the same size boot: it’s 328 litres with the rear seats up and 1,108 litres with them folded down. The seats fold in a 60:40 configuration, which is pretty normal. They’re less versatile than the seats in a Honda Jazz, but the amount of space on offer in the Dacia is excellent.

A Ford Fiesta, for example, has 292 litres of boot space with the seats up and 1,093 litres with them folded down. The figures show that the Dacia is roomier but it’s even more noticeable in real life, with the wide and square shape of the Sandero’s boot meaning it’s easier to fit larger items in and keep them secure while you’re transporting them.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
Dacia Sandero328 litres1,108 litres
Dacia Sandero Stepway328 litres1,108 litres


Dacia Sandero towing capacity

The Dacia Sandero can pull up to 1,100kg, which means it’s not ideal for this activity. The higher-powered turbocharged TCe 90 engine is able to pull this amount, which isn’t very much and means it won’t be suitable for towing caravans and the like. Yet the SCe 65 engine, which is less powerful, can only pull 980kg, so it's not a good option for those looking to tow.

The Stepway does not feature this low-power engine so it can pull the same amount as the normal Sandero with the TCe 90 unit - 1,100kg. We’d avoid the Sandero range if you really need to tow a trailer - if you still want a Dacia, consider the larger Duster SUV, as this is much more capable in this regard.

Dacia Sandero weight

Dacia Sandero Stepway front three quarters view

A car’s weight is important because it affects everything including performance, fuel economy, brake and tyre wear and even handling around corners. To establish how much a car weighs in everyday use, you can look at the official kerbweight figure, which includes all the fluids in the engine, a tank of fuel and sometimes an extra 75kg, representative of an average driver and a little luggage.

The Dacia Sandero is a very light car and this is why it’s able to use such small petrol engines. The motors don’t have much mass to carry along, so they can be less powerful while still feeling punchy enough - especially in the case of the TCe 90 model.

The Sandero weighs just over 1,000kg in its base form, and only higher-spec models and cars with an LPG tank fitted are over 1,100kg. The Sandero Stepway is a bit heavier, but not by much, though this means the Sandero is the quicker and more economical of the two cars.

Dacia Sandero1,015kg - 1,160kg
Dacia Sandero Stepway1,077kg - 1,176kg



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