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Best Value New Car 2019 – Dacia Duster

Find out why the Dacia Duster is the 2019 winner of our Best Value New Car award.

Words by: First published: 9th May 2019
With everything in life, we all like to feel like we’re getting a good deal, and that’s why value for money is so important. It’s especially important to car buyers, because your car is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. So, it’s hats off to the Dacia Duster for winning our 2019 Best Value New Car award.

Like all our awards, this category was decided by feedback collated from a survey of more than 60,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, and it makes each winner a true consumer champion.

Here are just a few of the comments that owners made about the Duster…
  • “I really like the fact that this car is exactly what is advertised and doesn’t pretend to be something that it’s not. It is an affordable SUV with lots of space, practical and comfortable. Overall, a good quality car.”
  • “I think the quality you get for a much lower price than other brands is amazing.”
  • “It’s cheap, practical, awesome to drive and it catches attention. Word-of-mouth sales are guaranteed.”
  • “Like a great boyfriend: good-looking but not overcomplicated!”

Our experts also rate the Duster pretty highly, as you can see in our expert review.

Commenting on the Duster’s victory in this category, Auto Trader’s road test editor Ivan Aistrop, said: “It’s important to stress that ‘value’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘cheap’, but even so, the Duster is amazingly affordable for a car of its size and type. There’s much more to it than just affordability, though. It looks great, it’s practical enough for a family and the higher-spec versions are even available with plenty of luxury kit and four-wheel drive. So, there’s a Duster to suit every taste and every wallet.”

So, will the Duster be in Pole Position to take the award again next year, or will one of this year’s runners-up – the Ford Mustang (well, we did say that ‘value’ and ‘cheap’ are two different things!) and Skoda Citigo – have something to say about it?

If you’re one of those people who likes getting good value for money – who doesn’t? – and you’re looking for a new car, then you can find or configure your all-new Dacia Duster on Auto Trader right now.

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