Renault Duster
2012 - 2014 UAE prices & reviews



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Class:
Sub-Compact SUV


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Price When New

AED 49900 - 63500 (4x2)
AED 58500 - 60000 (4x4)
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Country of Origin

Romania

Production Years

2012, 2013, 2014

Body Styles

5-door wagon

Weight (kg)

1160 - 1294

Version

Performance

Engine

Gearbox

Power (hp)

Torque (Nm)

Fuel Econ (l/100km)

0-100 kph (sec)

Top Speed (kph)

2.0 I4 FWD/4WD 6M/4A 135 195 7.8 10.2-10.7 170-178
> Understanding The Specifications

Road Tests & Reviews
by Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury & Team

2012 Renault Duster 4x2 road test
2012 Renault Duster 4x4 first drive

Quick Review

Good

Cheap, easy to park, fair handling, utility

Bad

Slow, hard-plastic cabin, drivetrain combinations, no low-range

The Renault Duster, a rebadged Dacia, has been designed to suit all types of roads across the world's less-developed countries. This new sub-compact SUV is based on a stretched Nissan Tiida platform, and comes with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, available in either a two-wheel-drive 4-speed automatic form or in an all-wheel-drive 6-speed manual form, the latter capable of locking the diff for a 50:50 front/rear torque split. Interestingly, the 2WD model comes with a torsion-beam rear suspension, while the 4WD model gives up some boot space to make way for an independent rear suspension. The rear seats fold down as standard, and split-folding on all but the base model, while you can transport longer items if the front passenger seat is folded down as well. The basic PE version comes with two-wheel-drive, 4-speed automatic, cloth upholstery, CD/MP3 stereo with USB port and Bluetooth with buttons behind steering wheel, unpainted bumpers, 16-inch steel wheels, front power windows, keyless entry, folding rear bench seat, power steering and manual a/c. Early models came with one airbag, but by mid-2012, all models had two standard airbags. The higher-spec SE can be had in 2WD automatic or special-order 4WD manual drivetrains, and adds standard fog lamps, trip computer, ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, extra front-passenger airbag, rear power windows, electric mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, painted bumpers, leatherette steering wheel and extra chrome trim. The SE version can be further upgraded with leather seats with additional pyrotechnic pre-tensioners on the front seatbelts as well as side airbags. The exterior package on the SE version also adds standard chrome door mirrors, longitudinal roof rails, front/rear skid plates and side-skirt covers. Extra tinted rear windows, rear quarter glass and rear windscreen round up the list, as is a split-folding rear seat, height adjustable driver's seat and height-adjustable steering wheel. A comprehensive range of accessories,including wind reflectors, side steps, wheel arch mouldings, chrome exhaust trim and mudflaps, is also available.



Reliability (
5
/5)

Resale Value (
4.5
/5)

Known Problems

No known problems.
> Understanding The Reliability & Resale Value Ratings

Crash Test Safety Ratings

NHTSA Driver Frontal Rating

untested

EuroNCAP Overall Adult Rating

> Understanding The Crash Safety Ratings

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