New 2022 Dacia Jogger: everything you need to know

Rory White

01 Dec 2021

The Dacia Jogger is officially the cheapest seven-seater in the UK at £14,995 and is on sale now. Here's everything you need to know.

> Seven-seat Dacia Jogger on sale now

> Longest, roomiest Dacia model

> Eventually three engine options

> Special edition Extreme SE trim at launch

> On sale now from just £14,995

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2021 Dacia Jogger design

Believe it or not, the Jogger is actually based on the same platform as Dacia's tiny Sandero, but because that platform can be made bigger, it has been stretched to accommodate the Jogger.

The Jogger stretches to 4.5m long, making it the longest model Dacia now makes. The Jogger is also treated to a fairly generous 20cm of ground clearance for light off-roading duties.

It gets its own distinct look, but you'll recognise its face from the Sandero with its Y-shaped daytime running lights and stretched grille, although the Jogger gets LED headlights as standard.

At the back, the Jogger gets stacked rear lights and a wide boot lid. Combined with a low loading lip, Dacia reckons the Jogger will be extremely easy to load and live with every day.

The Jogger's chunky wheel arches with plastic cladding will on some models house Dacia's Flex Wheels, which are designed to look like alloys, but are apparently more robust and cheaper to replace if needed. Diamond-cut alloys are available further up the range.

From mid-level Comfort trim, the Jogger will come with a clever roof rail system that converts to a rack for skis or bikes with an 80kg load limit.

There will also be a special Extreme SE version available at launch, which you can see here in these images. This will be more like Dacia's Stepway models elsewhere in the range, with grey front and rear skid-plates, and its alloys, door mirrors, roof rails and sharkfin antenna all in black.

2021 Dacia Jogger interior and infotainment

Inside, anybody who's recently seen the inside of Dacia's Sandero will recognise plenty of bits and pieces that carry over. The steering wheel, air vents and climate control switches are familiar for instance, and so too is the gear lever.

On higher models, a fabric strip runs the length of the dash separating the infotainment and driver's instruments above and climate controls below. On lower models, this is plastic instead.

On the subject of infotainment, there are three different systems available on the Jogger. The most basic Essential model gets Dacia's Media Control system, which uses your smartphone as the screen via a free app.

Next up is the Media Display system from Comfort trim and up, which gets a dedicated 8-inch display with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included.

At the top of the range on Extreme SE cars is the Media Nav seen in these images – the same screen, but with built-in sat-nav and wireless smartphone connection instead.

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2021 Dacia Jogger practicality and boot space

The Jogger will come as a seven-seat model in the UK. The rearmost seats can be folded, tumbled forward and removed, while the middle row can be split in a 60:40 configuration but only be folded and tumbled.

There's genuine space for seven adults inside and a decent 160-litres of boot space with all seven seats in place. In five-seat mode, that grows to a massive 708 litres.

Dacia is also keen to point out that it has included 24 litres of cubby space inside the cabin, such as the door bins, glovebox and armrest cubby.

2021 Dacia Jogger engine and gearbox

There will eventually be three engine options for the Jogger. From launch, there'll be a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol making 110hp mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Joining it is another turbocharged 1.0-litre making 100hp, but this time powered by either petrol or LPG. It can switch between the two, with the advantage that LPG is cheaper to buy at the pump. This too will get a six-speed manual.

Later down the line in 2023 a hybrid model will join the range. It'll consist of a 1.6 petrol engine, battery and electric motor, and be able to run up to 80% of the time in electric mode in urban areas to maximise fuel economy. This hybrid model will get an automatic gearbox.

2021 Dacia Jogger prices and on-sale date

The Dacia Jogger is on sale now and costs from just £14,995 for the Essential model. That climbs to £16,595 for the mid-range Comfort and £17,395 for the range-topping Extreme SE. The only options are metallic paint and a spare wheel.

The Essential model gets things like manual air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, rear parking sensors, an adjustable steering wheel, automatic headlights, front fog lights, electric front windows and an Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS).

Comfort cars add the modular roof rails, body-colour door handles, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with dark metal finish, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors with reversing camera and the 16-inch ‘Flex’ steel wheels.

Range-topping Extreme SE then adds features like 16-inch alloy wheels in a black finish and front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera.

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Rory White

01 Dec 2021