The All-New Dacia Jogger was unveiled in August 2021 as a direct successor to the Dacia Logan as a compact MPV. Dacia model the All-New Jogger as "the family car that adapts to suit your needs" and with up to seven seats available it certainly seems to be delivering.
Our Dacia Jogger review will cover the current model and highlight it's features to help you decide if it's the right model choice for your next new car.
The All-New Dacia Jogger is built on the CMF-B LS platform that is also used as the base for other Dacia models such as Dacia Sandero. It received a refresh to accommodate the new Dacia branding in June 2022, despite only being in production for less than a year.
The update added a new grille with updated logo and white trim, the new Dacia branding, and the steering wheel was updated to accommodate this. It's designed with some of the flourishes you would expect in a crossover car but it is not intended to be an SUV.
One of the most important features of the Dacia Jogger is that it can seat anywhere from 2-7 people, making it the Dacia option most suitable for large and growing families. Not only does it come with seven seats as standard (which means no additional cost to have all seats) these seats are incredibly flexible, with Dacia boasting up to 60 configurations are available.
The interior of the Dacia Jogger is practical much like the other cars in the family, with a well laid out and easy to use interior that's incredibly user friendly. There are manual controls for the air conditioning, which many people still prefer over having it integrated in with other features.
The new Dacia logo is in the centre of the steering wheel but the rest of the interior is very plain with black door handles, Fog Grey vent towers with white sliders, and upholstery specific to whichever trim level you opt for.
Of course you'll need to upgrade from the entry level Essential trim to have the 8 inch media display that gives you access to Apple Carplay and Android Auto. However without the screen you can make use of Dacia's Media Control App which allows your phone to become the car's infotainment screen and provides a compartment for your phone to sit to accommodate.
The All-New Dacia Jogger is the roomiest model that Dacia offers for passengers. The front passenger and driver will have 923mm of headroom, 23mm more than the Dacia Duster, and those in the second row of seats will have 910mm of room. Within the Dacia family this is 18mm more than the Duster and 45mm more than the Sandero models.
Even the third row of seats offers a decent amount of space with 855mm for those passengers. This puts it on par with other seven seater options such as the SEAT Tarraco which has 859mm but it offers a little less than the Skoda Kodiaq at 905mm.
Thanks to its versatility as a two, three, or seven seat car the All-New Dacia Jogger has an enormous amount of boot space available when you need it. With all seven seats in use you'll have 212 litres and this opens up to 699 litres with the third row of seats folded. These seats can also be removed and folded individually to give you more space inside and an additional 121 litres in the boot for a total of 820 litres in a five seater set up.
With all rear seats folded down you can expect 2085 litres of boot space, more than an estate car like the Audi A4 Avant which has 1495 litres. Chances are you'll need to use at least the second row of seats most of the time but it's good to know that your Dacia Jogger can be adapted for special circumstances.
The All-New Dacia Jogger currently has just one petrol engine option available: the TCe 110. This is a 1.0 litre petrol engine capable of 110HP with a turbo direct injection, six speed manual transmission, and a maximum speed of 183 km/h.
You can expect torque of 200Nm at an engine speed of 2900-3500rpm and a resulting 0-100km/h speed of 32.5 seconds. The Dacia Jogger isn't a particularly quick car but chances are you aren't buying it for its performance.
This all translates to a combined mpg of 48.7 and CO2 emissions of 130 g/km, which then sees the All-New Dacia Jogger perform better than the petrol engine options for other seven seater models such as the SEAT Tarraco or the Skoda Kodiaq.
Dacia have also just launched a hybrid model, the Dacia Jogger Hybrid 140, which is the first traditional hybrid model that the brand has produced. This combines two electric motors with a combustion engine and an electric battery to improve performance without needing to be plugged in to be charged.
It always starts up in electric mode, giving you a smoother start, and is the only Dacia Jogger with an automatic gearbox. It also offers ECO Mode which adjusts the vehicle's throttle response and reduces some additional features such as air conditioning to preserve power.
As a hybrid it has a big improvement on performance, with fuel consumption have a combined mpg of 56.5 and CO2 emissions drastically reduced to 112 g/km. The Dacia Jogger allows you to factor all of your passengers in as well as improving the impact your vehicle has on the environment.
There are three trim levels available for the Dacia Jogger: Essential, Expression, and Extreme SE.
The entry level Essential model includes LED daytime running lights, LED automatic front low beam headlights, roof bars, 16 inch steel wheels with full wheel trims, black front and rear skid plates, 25% tinted windows, parcel shelf for five seat models, electric power steering, hill start assist, stop & start, eco mode, cruise control, speed limiter, rear parking sensors, manual heating system with air conditioning, automatic and remote door locking, front power windows, front USB and 12V plugs, height adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat, and Dacia Media control with Bluetooth connection.
Stepping up to the Expression trim adds modular roof bars, 16 inch steel Flex wheels, 75% tinted rear windows, grey front and rear skid plates, driver's seat armrest, blind spot warning, front parking sensors, reversing camera, automatic wipers, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, height and depth adjustable steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, keyless entry card, 8 inch touchscreen Media Display, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto.
The top trim, the Extreme SE, also adds 16 inch black alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors and shark fin antenna, flight trays for second row passengers, boot tray, Extreme SE floor mats, MediaNav navigation, smartphone mirroring via USB, and 6 speakers.
Unfortunately the All-New Dacia Jogger is let down by its safety rating from Euro NCAP. The model had it's rating published in April 2022 and it came in with just 1 star, one of the lowest that Dacia has ever received for one of their models. The Dacia Jogger has some great standard equipment though including ABS, an automatic emergency braking system, electronic stability program, hill start assist, and emergency e-call.
Whilst it looks shocking, especially when compared to other similar models, it's overall score is mostly brought down by the sections for vulnerable road users (41%) and safety assist (39%). However it performs well in adult and child occupant categories, scoring 70% and 69% respectively.
Euro NCAP said in the report that as there is no seatbelt reminder for the third row of seats it loses points and that "this is enough to drop the score in safety assist below the threshold required for two stars". Dacia recognise this but maintain that "every time we put a new car onto the market, it is the safest Dacia ever."
They have made the conscious decision not to include certain electronic systems that contribute higher ratings to remain at a lower price point as they recognise this as an important part of the Dacia customer's fondness for the brand.
As a Dacia model, the All-New Dacia Jogger continues to be one of the best cars with a lower price point, especially as a seven seater.
The entry level Essential models are £17,145 followed by the Expression at £18.445. The top trim level, the Extreme SE, comes in at £19,425. For comparison, the SEAT Tarraco starts at £32,255 for its entry level model whilst the equivalent Skoda Kodiaq starts at £33,910.
The Dacia Jogger Hybrid model starts with the Expression trim at £22,595 and is followed by the Extreme SE trim at £23,395. Other seven seater hybrid models are more expensive with the Nissan X-Trail with e-Power starts at £36,140 whilst others don't offer hybrid versions at all.
The All-New Dacia Jogger is the best priced 7 seater at brand new currently available on the market. It's also incredibly spacious, both for passengers and cargo, and offers a good set of equipment across its trim levels.
With the introduction of the All New Hybrid Dacia Jogger Dacia are continuing to offer new technologies and options in line with industry changes whilst helping their customers to keep their costs low
Whether you're looking for a new or used Dacia Jogger, our friendly team at John Clark Dacia in Aberdeen are always on hand to answer any further questions or book you in for a test drive.