Video test – Dacia Jogger (2022): the station wagon that breaks prices

In short

From €14,990
Break outdoor
5 or 7 seats

Year after year, Dacia confirms the success of its business model. Offer new at the second-hand price, studying the costs down to the bolt. This recipe has proven itself with the Logan, then the Sandero, the Duster and more recently the Spring, the least expensive electric car on the market with confirmed success with already more than 50,000 orders recorded. Thus in 2021 the Romanian firm has retained its status as the favorite brand of the French. By selling more cars than Renault, its parent company, and than Stellantis to individuals, in other words: you.

Video test – Dacia Jogger (2022): the station wagon that breaks prices

If the Dacia range is ultra competitive, it included, so far, a vacuum for the tribes since the departure of the Dokker, Logan station wagon and soon Lodgy from the catalog. Dacia has therefore chosen a station wagon body to accompany large families on their travels. A new, 7-seater car for less than €15,000? Do not look, at present on the market it does not exist. At least until today.

At 4.55 m long, the Jogger is the longest model in the Dacia range.  Its wheelbase is close to 3 meters (2.90 m).  There is a dropout of 4 cm after the driver's window to provide even more space for the head.
At 4.55 m long, the Jogger is the longest model in the Dacia range. Its wheelbase is close to 3 meters (2.90 m). There is a dropout of 4 cm after the driver’s window to provide even more space for the head.
The rear part is new with a wide tailgate and vertical lights reminiscent of those of Volvo.
The rear part is new with a wide tailgate and vertical lights reminiscent of those of Volvo.

4.55 m long, the Jogger is positioned as the largest vehicle in the Dacia range, pending the reinforcement by 2025 of an SUV from the Bigster concept. It picks the best from each category: the length of a station wagon, the roominess of a MPV and the attributes of an SUV. With raised ground clearance, raw plastic guards and roof bars. Designed on the Alliance’s new CMF-B platform, the Jogger shares its design with the Sandero, of which there are many elements such as the shield, the optics and the Y-shaped light signature. is totally unprecedented. There is a large tailgate surrounded by vertical rear lights in the shape of a hockey stick, in the manner of Volvo.

The Jogger takes up the front face of the very latest Sandero.  The new Dacia logo will arrive after marketing, in 2022.
The Jogger takes up the front face of the very latest Sandero. The new Dacia logo will arrive after marketing, in 2022.
The raw plastic protections on the wheel arches are present on all versions.
The raw plastic protections on the wheel arches are present on all versions.

On board, the Jogger follows the trend of its little brothers by offering a world that is no longer low-cost. The layout of the driving position is similar to that of the Sandero, offering good ergonomics, a pleasant dashboard design and neat materials which are embellished for the occasion with a textile that is also found on the door armrests.

The passenger compartment is the same as that of the Sandero, neat, ergonomic and practical.
The passenger compartment is the same as that of the Sandero, neat, ergonomic and practical.
The ventilation and heating controls are physical.  And a vast space is present at the foot of the central console.  The Jogger offers 23 liters of storage in total.
The ventilation and heating controls are physical. And a vast space is present at the foot of the central console. The Jogger offers 23 liters of storage in total.
On the top-of-the-range versions, customers will find the Media Nav compatible with Android and Carplay as well as the very clever smartphone holder with USB port.
On the top-of-the-range versions, customers will find the Media Nav compatible with Android and Carplay as well as the very clever smartphone holder with USB port.

The Jogger also renews the three multimedia offers with entry-level, the very clever “media control”. A smartphone slot which then serves as an interface, once the Dacia Media application has been downloaded. Then there is the “Media Display” and its 8” touch screen and finally the “Media Nav” with navigation and Wi-Fi smartphone replication. These systems are efficient and easy to use.

Our “Full Option” trial version (Extreme limited edition with 7-seater option), billed at €18,950, testifies to Dacia’s supremacy in terms of cost study. At this price, you will have hands-free access, automatic air conditioning, reversing camera, European navigation, electric parking brake, etc, etc. No European brand is able to align.

3 adults will easily travel in the second row seats.  Legroom is good and headroom excellent.  They will be able to take advantage of sliding aviation shelves.
3 adults will easily travel in the second row seats. Legroom is good and headroom excellent. They will be able to take advantage of sliding aviation shelves.
The two individual rear seats are "real squares" with excellent legroom.  A 1.90 my adult will travel without difficulty.
The two individual rear seats are “real seats” with excellent legroom. A 1.90 my adult will travel without difficulty.

But the jogger’s business is family. And in this area the Dacia model could make many “family” SUVs blush. Thanks to its gigantic wheelbase of 2.90 m, it is capable of transporting up to 7 adults in very good conditions. The modularity is basic but effective and the benches are sturdy.

Go from 5 to 7 places for 750 €

Row 2 can accommodate 3 adults by offering plenty of leg and head space, but you will have to stick together a little. They will also be able to take advantage of sliding aviation shelves and 12 v sockets.

Video test - Dacia Jogger (2022): the station wagon that breaks pricesThe 5-seater version will not be able to receive two additional seats later on because it does not have anchorages, here the volume is privileged with 708 liters of base.
The 7-seater version, with its two removable seats, can be configured as 5, 6 or 7 seats.  This is the most interesting version but also the most expensive.
The 7-seater version, with its two removable seats, can be configured as 5, 6 or 7 seats. This is the most interesting version but also the most expensive.

Access to the last two places is achieved by tilting the bench seat of row 2. It will then require a little muscle but a pleasant surprise. You will have access to two real individual seats that are comfortable enough not to be confined to short trips. In addition, passengers have an armrest and a rear quarter panel to avoid claustrophobia.

removing the two seats from the last row is child's play.  In addition, they are light and weigh barely 10 kg.
removing the two seats from the last row is child’s play. In addition, they are light and weigh barely 10 kg.
The second-row seat cannot be removed but folds up like a wallet to free up a total volume of 1,829 litres.
The second-row seat cannot be removed but folds up like a wallet to free up a total volume of 1,829 litres.

The Jogger will be offered in two versions. The 5-seater version cannot subsequently accommodate two additional seats because it does not have anchorages. The 7-seater version, with its two removable seats, can be configured as 5, 6 or 7 seats. This is the most interesting version but also the most expensive because it costs 750 € more.

The roof bars are removable.  With a turn of the key...
The roof bars are removable. With a turn of the key…
...they turn into a gallery capable of supporting a load of 80 kg
…they turn into a gallery capable of supporting a load of 80 kg

In the 5-seater version, the boot volume reaches 708 liters (VDA standard), a huge value that will satisfy the most demanding. In the 7-seater version, the volume is 160 liters with the seats in place and 565 liters when folded down. With all the seats folded down, the Jogger offers a maximum load capacity of 1,819 litres. And if that’s not enough, it can, depending on the version, be fitted with modular roof bars which, in just a few turns of the key, can be transformed into a roof rack that can support up to 80 kg (bicycles, skis, roof box, etc.). .).

Reference-www.caradisiac.com

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