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Dacia Logan Review (2021)

The All-new Dacia Logan is an iconic model – it is Dacia’s established family saloon that changed the automotive market in 2005 by making new cars accessible to a wider population. 15 years on, and still in keeping with its initial values, the latest in the line provides greater comfort and unprecedented roominess.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The All-new Dacia Logan’s brand-new design is smoother, with an overall increase of 3.6 cm in length, a longer wheelbase and a reduced rear overhang. It has a slimmer shape, featuring a more sloping windscreen and a roof lowered by one centimetre. The flowing roofline, radio aerial placed at the end of the roof and the slightly smaller side windows give a more dynamic look to the overall design. Some features are like those of the All-new Sandero, such as the Y-shaped LED light signature, the flush-mounted wheels and the high-quality design of certain aspects (such as the door handles).

A FAMILY-SIZED PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

The All-new Dacia Logan is a family car designed to look after those on board. The backseat passengers’ knee room has been increased by 42 mm to become one of the best in class. Behind the new front seats, an airplane-style tray table with a cup holder can be folded and unfolded as required. The length can be adjusted up to 70 mm, making it suitable for all body shapes and requirements.

BOOT

The boot of the All-new Dacia Logan is one of the largest in the B-Saloon segment with a total capacity of 528 litres – an increase of 18 litres and some 200 litres more than the All-new Sandero. The load sill has been lowered by 19 mm for easier access to the boot.

The All-new Logan offers remote central locking and the unlocking and opening of the boot as a standard feature at all trim levels, using a button on the key or the hands-free card. The boot is closed manually.

A UNIQUE BOOT ORGANIZER

The boot of the All-new Dacia Logan is fitted with a new organizer comprising four removable panels to compartmentalise the boot into four separate spaces of different sizes to suit all needs. This accessory provides easier access to items and keeps them in place in an area of the boot during daily driving (e.g. for a laptop when going to work). This organiser can also be removed to get full access to the All-new Logan’s boot capacity.

GREATER ROOMINESS

The All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan offer three back seats which can each accommodate three adults, a 1/3-2/3 split-fold rear bench seat (depending on the versions) and a family-sized boot. The boot of the Sandero has a 328-litre (310 L+18 L) capacity and features a flat floor with adjustable height floor 2 positions depending on the versions. The All-new Logan has a 528-litre load capacity.

It meets the roominess standards of the upper segment of the market, especially as it offers best-inclass rear passenger legroom, with an additional 42 mm for the All-new Sandero and the All-new Logan.

The storage capacity can reach 21 litres (an increase of 2.5 L) with storage space beneath the central armrest (1.4 L), in the front and rear doors and at the back of the front seats.

ADDED COMFORT

The upmarket upholstery and the design and shape of the new front seats provide added comfort and support, including height-adjustable headrests. To find the best possible driving position, drivers can adjust the height of their seat (+/- 35 mm), the height and depth of the steering wheel (+/- 2.1° and +/- 25 mm respectively) and choose either an individual or a central armrest as an option. The gear lever is now shorter. The all-electrical power-assisted steering offers greater driving comfort especially during tight manoeuvring and parking (36% less effort required than the previous Sandero).

MORE FEATURES

At Dacia, we believe that modern cars should not be filled with non-essential features. Dacia has designed the new features of the All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan in line with the development of customers’ main expectations.

Standard features include a smartphone holder (removable depending on the version), an on-board computer screen, an automatic headlight activation, a steering wheel featuring speed limiter and cruise control at all trim levels. Drivers can keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel, for their comfort and safety.

New automatic air-conditioning with digital display, heated front seats (from April 2021), a handsfree card featuring remote boot release, electric parking brake, reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors and automatic windscreen wipers are all available as a standard feature or option depending on the market.

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM: THREE SYSTEMS TO ANSWER TO EVERYONE’S NEEDS

The All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan offer three different multimedia systems: Media Control, Media Display and Media Nav.

With Media Control, smartphone can be placed on a clever removable smartphone support in front of the driver to become a remote multimedia system via the new free Dacia Media Control app and a Bluetooth or USB connection. The system provides easy access to the radio, music, calls, messages, sat nav apps and many other features such as Siri and Android voice recognition. Controls are within easy reach either on the steering wheel (for the radio) or behind it (sat nav) to ensure safer driving. Without a smartphone connected to the Media Control, radio and file playback via the USB port are available.

The equipment includes two speakers, a Bluetooth and an USB connection and the 3.5-inch TFT digital display between the dials, where the radio settings are also displayed.

With Media Display, the console features a large 8-inch touch screen positioned at the top. The passenger compartment is fitted with four speakers. The screen is slightly angled towards the driver for greater visibility and ergonomics. The design is sleek, and the intuitive, easy-to-use interface is compatible with Bluetooth and the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems for smartphones. A new “car” tab provides access to specific ADAS settings.

With Media Nav, the multimedia system now also features onboard navigation and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The sound system enjoys no fewer than six speakers.

INCREASED PASSIVE SECURITY

The All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan are the first Dacia models to benefit from a CMF modular platform. Offering superior strength and rigidity, it increases protection in the event of a collision. The structure has been reinforced in the engine bay (brand new spars and mounts in the lower structure) and the passenger compartment. The new door pressure sensors and accelerometer can detect early side-impact collisions enabling the new curtain and side airbags to inflate rapidly, protecting the stomach, chest and head.

The All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan include the following standard features: six airbags, seat belt load-limiters, front and back seat belt pretensioners and emergency call system (SOS button located next to the dome light).

The structural frame of the new front seats has been improved and anti-whiplash headrests have been fitted to provide better protection.

MORE EFFECTIVE ACTIVE SECURITY

The All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan feature standard automatic headlamps and, depending on the trim level, automatic wipers. The LED headlights improve visibility, increasing the length of the beam light by 37% (110 m) and the width by 9% (24 m) compared with the halogen dipped beam headlights of the previous Sandero version.

Driver-assistance systems (ADAS)

In addition to the speed limiter and the latest in ESP as standard features and the steering wheelmounted cruise control switch (on option depending on the trim level), the All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan feature state-of-the-art driver-assistance systems:

  • Emergency brake assist: this is active between 7 and 170 kph (4 to 106 mph). A radar sensor located at the front of the vehicle identifies the distance to the car in front (stopped or in motion). The sensor triggers an audible and visual warning if there is a risk of collision with the vehicle in front, before:
    • increasing the brake force if the driver has applied the brakes but there is still a risk of collision;
    • automatically activating or apply more strongly the braking system if the driver fails to brake hard enough, or soon enough.
  • Blind spot warning: this is active from 30 kph (19 mph) up to 140 km/h (87 mph) and warns the driver of a risk of collision with another vehicle located next to or behind the vehicle during lane change manoeuvres. An ultrasound detection system comprising four sensors (two at the back, two at the front) detects any moving objects, including cars and motor bikes, in the driver’s blind spot area. When the sensors detect a vehicle or someone in the blind spot area, an LED located on the appropriate wing mirror flashes.
  • Park assist: this system comprises four radar sensors at the front and at the back, a rearview camera and dynamic guiding lines, and triggers audible and visual warnings to help with the manoeuvring.
  • Hill start assist this prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards for more than two seconds when drivers lift their foot off the brake pedal to depress the accelerator pedal when pulling away on a hill.

PLATFORM

The new CMF modular platform used on the All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan combines greater resistance and rigidity with less weight. It reduces pollutant emissions while complying with more stringent crash-test and pollution control requirements.

DRIVING

The All-new Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan are fitted with a new front axle with (rectangular) suspension arms that provide effective shock absorption and better steering. Anti-roll capacity has been improved and the wheelbase extended for better cornering stability. The new engine mount has been improved to minimise vibrations in the passenger compartment.

A RANGE OF EURO 6D-FULL PETROL ENGINES

These engines are compliant with the Euro 6D-Full standard which come into effect on 1 January 2021.

  • SCe 65: entry-level naturally aspirated 1-litre threecylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
  • TCe 90: turbocharged 1-litre three-cylinder unit paired with a six-speed manual transmission or CVT automatic transmission.
  • ECO-G 100: new LPG bi-fuelled turbocharged 1-litre three-cylinder unit paired with a sixspeed manual transmission.

PETROL AND LPG BI-FUEL WITH DACIA ECO-G

Dacia is the only carmaker to propose LPG and petrol bi-fuel across its entire range of passenger cars via its ECO-G label. The integration of this technology into Dacia factories, that has been tried and tested on the ECO-G 100 engine, guarantees its safety and reliability. The manufacturer warranty period, servicing costs and frequency and boot capacity are like those of the petrol version (the LPG tank is located where the spare wheel would be). Running on LPG, the All-new Sandero ECO-G releases on average 11% less CO2 emissions than an equivalent petrol engine. It also has an operating range of more than 1,300 km with two tanks: 50 litres for the LPG tank, which is an increase of eight litres over the previous generation of LPG Sandero (capacity is limited to 40 litres as filling is restricted for safety reasons), and 50 litres for the petrol tank.

With Dacia, LPG combines driveability and comfort with low CO2 emissions and a large driving range.

In certain countries, petrol and LPG bi-fuel vehicles offer tax incentives and reductions such as low pump prices and are not subject to environmental levies or driving restrictions.

CVT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

With the new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic transmission, gear changes are unnoticeable, and the driving experience is responsive (with better acceleration). This transmission has replaced Easy’R and when combined with the TCe 90 engine, lowers fuel consumption (thanks to a lighter gearbox and better engine management) and CO2 emissions (11% reduction for the All-new Sandero and the All-new Logan, and 4% for All-new Sandero Stepway).

STOP&START

Stop&Start is available on all engines. Turning the engine off when the car is stopped, either by using the brake pedal with automatic transmission or switching to neutral position with manual transmission, prevents any pollutant discharge, vibration and noise. The engine restarts almost instantly. Stop&Start can be disabled manually via a button at the centre of the dashboard.

Dimensions

  • Length: 4,396 mm
  • Width: 1,848 mm
  • Height: 1,501 mm
  • Ground clearance: 135 mm
  • Boot capacity: 528 L

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