Choose the Dacia Duster, and you get more car for your money than with any other car in this year’s tests. That’s why it’s our ‘Best Budget 4×4’ for 2019.
The Duster is a competent tow car – stable and secure at 60mph.
It was beginning to slide in the lane-change test on the third and fastest attempt, but stayed under control.Accelerating from 30-60mph took 19.2 seconds.
Four-wheel drive helps make up for the engine’s modest muscle in a hill start.
However, the handbrake needed a firm pull to hold car and van still on the 1-in-6 slope.