Dacia Jogger - MPG, CO2 and running costs
Low insurance costs and strong residual values will appeal to Dacia Jogger buyers
There are now two engine options for the Dacia Jogger. The more basic setup uses a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine which, although it doesn't feature any of the latest hybrid tech, is still a reasonably efficient performer. Dacia claims it can achieve average fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) of 48.7mpg, which seems pretty realistic as we managed 45.4mpg during our own testing across a variety of in-town, A-road and motorway driving.
If you want to save on your motoring bills, and are willing to pay a little more for Dacia's versatile hatchback-cum-estate-cum-MPV, then the Jogger Hybrid 140 is the one for you. It's Dacia's first electrified model available in the UK and uses the same full-hybrid system you'll find in the Renault Clio and Captur. It also costs around £3,500 more than the equivalent 1.0-litre petrol version, but the brand claims the hybrid seven-seater can return up to 56.5mpg. Dacia says it can also run in pure-electric mode at speeds of up to 43mph, and that if you’re driving in town, you'll be in EV mode up to 80 per cent of the time.
When we tested the Jogger Hybrid ourselves we covered a mixture of dual carriageway, country back roads and lots of 30mph villages in the car's ‘Eco’ setting, and managed around 50mpg without too much effort. But, based on the amount of time we spent running on battery power alone while pottering around towns, we’ve little doubt those who cover lots of miles in urban areas will see a boost in their average fuel economy.
The lack of any hybrid assistance for the base Jogger means its petrol engine isn’t able to dip below 130g/km of CO2, so it probably won’t find itself being added to many business fleets. The Hybrid 140 does slightly better, emitting 112g/km of CO2, but it still sits in the 27 per cent Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) band.
Insurance ratings for the Jogger start out in group 13 for the entry-level petrol model, while the Jogger Hybrid in top-of-the-range Extreme trim sits in group 16, so premiums shouldn’t be too costly. In comparison, the cheapest Hyundai Santa Fe starts from group 22, while the Kia Sorento starts from group 30.
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Due, in part, to its relatively low starting price, the Jogger is predicted to be a decent performer on the used market. After an average three-year/36,000-mile ownership period, both the petrol and hybrid versions of the budget seven-seater should hold onto between 50-51 per cent of their original value, which means that even if you buy a Jogger Hybrid in range-topping Extreme trim at around £24,000 you should still get back about £12,000 after 36 months of motoring.
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In this review
- 1Dacia Jogger review Offering family-friendly practicality at a unique price, the Dacia Jogger seven-seater is sure to appeal
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Jogger’s 1.0-litre petrol engine is solid enough, while more efficient hybrid power is now available
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costs - currently readingLow insurance costs and strong residual values will appeal to Dacia Jogger buyers
- 4Interior, design and technologyDecent levels of kit and a functional cabin mean the Dacia Jogger should be a hit with families
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceDacia has focused on maximising interior space in the Jogger, with plenty of flexibility for passengers and luggage
- 6Reliability and safetyOne-star Euro NCAP score will be an issue for some buyers, but it’s worth examining the Jogger’s safety rating a little more closely