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Dacia Jogger review - Reliability and safety

One-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

The Jogger is a good family car, but some buyers might be concerned about its poor, one-star Euro NCAP safety score. While the industry crash-test body (represented in the UK by Thatcham) has undeniably improved overall standards, the low rating applied to the Jogger does require a little unpicking in order to fully understand how these conclusions were reached.

Euro NCAP based its results on the (two-star) Dacia Sandero Stepway crossover, with which the Jogger shares the same CMF-B LS platform. The seven-seater model was then downgraded to a single star based on the lack of a seatbelt reminder for the third row of seats, and the car’s relative lack of electronic assistance systems. 

However, Dacia has stated it believes that the Jogger is its safest car to date and its customers 'are not willing to pay for electronic aids that would improve the car’s rating'.

Standard safety equipment for all Jogger versions includes ABS, an Electronic Stability Programme, an Automatic Emergency Braking function, cruise control and rear parking sensors, while mid- and top-spec cars add front parking sensors and a blind spot warning system.

The Jogger is too new to have featured in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although Dacia itself finished in 27th position out of 29 brands in the Best manufacturer poll. 

Warranty

Dacia offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty for the Jogger, although you can purchase extended cover with prices starting from £150.

Servicing

As is the norm with most mainstream manufacturers, Dacia provides individual servicing plans to help spread the cost of scheduled maintenance. A typical three-year/30,000-mile plan costs around £400, or if you take out finance with Dacia to buy your car, then you can pay for the same plan at £9.99 per month.

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