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The Renault Sandero Stepway is an affordable family car

Renault Sandero Stepway

The Renault Sandero Stepway is an affordable family hatchback, and one of the least expensive and most spacious cars in it’s category. You could mistake the Stepway for a small SUV thanks to it’s roof bars and 40mm increased ride height.

This does make the Stepway more practical compared to the standard version, as traversing rougher roads or climbing over nasty kerbs should not pose any problems for this little hatch.

Overall our test vehicle was in particularly good shape. The exterior was just about perfect with the exception of one or two minor marks. So too the interior was well cared for and still looks tidy considering the vehicle’s mileage. The grey cloth upholstery was quite attractive and proved especially practical in hiding stains. The 205/55R16 tyres were not new but had some life in them still.

Renault Sandero Stepway

Performance and Economy:

Power comes from the 900cc 3-cylinder turbocharged engine Renault utilizes in a variety of their models. Maximum power is rated at 66 Kilowatts accompanied by 135Nm of torque. This tiny engine does offer superb economy with an average fuel consumption figure of just 5.4-litres per 100km.

Performance is not exactly spectacular, although the 0-100km/h sprint time of 11.1 seconds compares really well with it’s main competitors at this price. You will notice some turbo lag at pull away, but from thereafter the Stepway actually performs decently, especially in city driving. And that little 3-cylinder engine sounds lovely too.
You also get a fair amount of standard kit that included the following:

Power Steering
Central Locking
Electric windows (Front)
Multi-function steering wheel (stalk behind wheel)
Dual airbags
Bluetooth phone connectivity
ABS braking with EBD
USB port
Various cupholders
Space and Practicality:

Although the Sandero Stepway is regarded as a compact city car, it is surprisingly spacious inside. Especially in the rear you will find plenty of head and legroom, equivalent to a small family car. Loading space proved decent too, with 292-litres on offer. The rear seats can also be folded down flat if more loading space is required.


The Stepway scores well with it’s fashionable exterior design, raised ride height practicality and spacious interior. Low running cost is also ensured by the highly fuel efficient 900cc Turbo power unit, while Renault’s fantastic 5-year/150 000km warranty should further create piece of mind amongst buyers.

Our used Renault Sandero Stepway priced at R 144 494 also offers great value.


Model: 2018 Renault Sandero Stepway 900T

Pre-Owned Price: R 144 994

Mileage: 60 260km

Warranty: Remainder of 5-year/150 000km

Fuel Consumption (combined): 5.4-litres/100km

0-100km/h: 11.1 seconds

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