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The Dacia Jogger is a practical, spacious, extremely affordable family car that's durable and reliable. It's a great family car that offers seven-seat flexibility at a price which means that you won't have to break the bank.
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If you're after a practical, seven-seat family and want to avoid an expensive SUV, then look at the Dacia Jogger. It combines SUV and MPV practicality and is designed so seven people can sit comfortably throughout. It's quirky-looking and a little plain compared to rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq, but it's good to drive and is virtually unbeatable as an overall package.
Inside, it's simple looking, and hard-wearing with plenty of room for all passengers as the Jogger doesn't compromise on space as you move into the middle and rearmost seats. Three adult occupants should fit comfortably across the second row, and only partially tall occupants will find the knee room in the back seats to be a little tight.
As for boot space, the Dacia Jogger can hold 160 litres of luggage space with all seven seats in use and 700 litres of space with the third row folded down. The middle row also folds, offering an impressive 2,085 litres of space, which is more than you'd get in some vans. Compared to its rivals, Peugeot 5008 or Skoda Kodiaq have more straightforward seat folding systems but are a lot more expensive in comparison to the Dacia Jogger.
The Dacia Jogger has a great interior that looks and feels nicer than you'd expect from the price tag. However, there is a lot of cheap plastic inside the cabin that lets it down.
While the top-spec model comes with a complete touchscreen entertainment system with integrated sat-nav, the base model only has smartphone use by combining a Dacia app with a dashboard mount.
Three trim levels are available: Essential, Expression and Extreme SE.
The base spec Essential model comes with 16-inch wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, LED headlights, tinted windows, grey skid plates and roof bars. Inside, you get black cloth seat trim, a 3.5-inch driver's display, a cradle for your smartphone, manual air conditioning and a series of safety systems.
Expression models add roof bars, which can be mounted lengthways or across the car, aircon and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. It also adds keyless entry, cruise control, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors and blind spot monitoring.
Extreme SE models come with an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, a six-speaker setup, heated front seats, Jogger-branded floor mats, and a soft-touch steering wheel. There's also darker detailing outside, with black 16-inch wheels, black wing mirror covers, a black shark fin aerial and dark grey skid plates.
Under the bonnet, Dacia doesn't offer the Jogger with much of a range of engines, with just petrol and hybrid options available.
Initially, Dacia offered just a single engine option for the Jogger, a 108bhp 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol unit mated to a six-speed manual transmission. However, Dacia later added a 138bhp full hybrid version to the range with a multimode automatic gearbox.
The Jogger isn't a particularly quick car, but its 200Nm of torque delivered low down the rev range means it gets off the line rapidly enough and doesn't feel too large or chunky to squeeze into tight parking spaces, perfect when your driving in town.
The Jogger makes for a good motorway cruiser with a bit of wind noise, and you will notice that it feels a tad underpowered, but otherwise, the Jogger makes for easy sailing.
Overall the Dacia Jogger is a great family car leasing option that's great to drive, cheap to run, supremely practical and comfortable.
Prices for the new Dacia Jogger start from £17,435.00 OTR* or to lease from £246.05 per month.
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*'On the road' price is correct at the time of publication and includes one year's road fund licence, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change. Always check with your nearest retailer.