Dacia Jogger TCe 110 in the test: As a space vehicle, a dream car
The Jogger is a small miracle of space, if not a restrained appearance. With a length of 4.55 meters, 1.78m wide and 1.63m He moves more compactly in the area SUV. Especially with the off-road look of the “Extreme” equipment line, it really packs a punch. Rightly so, with these dimensions, most competitors have to pass when it comes to the third row of seats.
The jogger makes a lot of its length
When it comes to space, the jogger is more than a van SUV. Also applies to the seat height (59 cm). In the front seats you sit five centimeters flatter than in a Mercedes GLB, but around seven centimeters above Golf level. For 1700 euros, the basic model “Essential” is transformed into “Comfort”.
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There are no blunders in the processing
The seating position and the design of the front seats with sufficient lateral support are also quite acceptable in the Jogger, although the seating was primarily shaped with foam and not with a corresponding substructure. Even on the back seat, there is enough lateral support when cornering. There, however, space is a bit tight for long legs. But there are no complaints about headroom and the feeling of space, thanks to the high roof it doesn’t get any better in this class.
Places six and seven cost an extra 900 euros. The individual seats can be removed without much effort and are also so light that they don’t have to wait the rest of their days in the garage for moths, but can easily be reinstalled by mum if necessary. Only tots can master the narrow approach past the folded rear backrests with elegance. But once you’ve muddled your way all the way to the back, even adults can get by with the space.
The three-cylinder clearly lacks power
Surprisingly far forward under the steering wheel, the index finger finally finds the start button. When cranking, the 999 cc turbo engine can hardly conceal the ups and downs of its three pistons, and briefly shakes the occupants to greet them. After that, the three-pointer works more relaxed – unfortunately not only in a positive sense.
The fact that the maximum torque is only reached at late 2900 tours is not only apparent when looking at the data sheet. But with the help of the six-speed gearbox, the manageable power can be divided up reasonably well. In addition, switching work is relatively effortless.
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The soft suspension tuning should please the core of the jogger clientele. In the unloaded state, crass edges feel like relatively blunt force impacts, because the body trembles slightly after being driven over. The van with its lavishly flanked 16-inch wheels should respond more smoothly here, but it only does so with a little more load on the axles.
But then it’s over with all the dynamics. Here at the latest one wishes for a buffalo diesel with an impressive torque plateau. Or at least an automatic, because the switching work increases proportionally to the load. Jogger customers will have to wait until the hybrid version is released (2023) to have the car switched on.
Prices remain Dacia’s great strength
This is only available from Dacia: the 101st series starts at just 15,600 euros hp strong LPG variant, the petrol engine with 110 hp costs 500 euros more. In both cases, you should order the aforementioned comfort package for 1700 euros. Without air conditioning and parking beeper in the rear apron, resale will be more difficult in a few years. Traditionally, the value prognosis at Dacia is outstanding, even if the guarantee against rusting through is only six years.
AUTO BILD test score
Top sense of space, large
Trunk, enough space
also in row three. Some
low towing capacity.
inhomogeneous power development,
5th and 6th gear.
ESP draws clear boundaries.
Rather indirect steering,
moderate turning circle.
Apple CarPlay wirelessly
“Comfort”. voice control
only via smartphone,
outdated navigation system.
No additional environmental technology
such as mild hybrid or similar,
CO2 emissions due to low
weight still ok.
Simple but still comfortable seats,
high noise level, unloaded
partly ruggedly springy.
Top: purchase, loss of value
and surcharge design.
Only 6 years guarantee
Although they are maintenance costs low, but occur at least annually. Nevertheless and despite everything we have accused the jogger of: the dream of a self-financed new car, with which you can confidently shuttle the family through everyday life – in the jogger it becomes tangible.