The Spanish edition km77 has published the results of testing the updated model Dacia Sandero Stepway as part of the so-called “moose test”.
The first attempts of the new Dacia Sandero Stepway to pass the test corridor were carried out at a speed of 73 km / h. Testers reported that the overly soft suspension and increased ground clearance caused body sway and skidding, but at this speed the model passed the test without hitting a single restrictive cone. Experts noted that the car does not create problems for the driver, but responds to commands correctly and predictably.
At the same time, the increase in the speed of passing the Dacia Sandero Stepway “moose test” to 80 km / h led to the impossibility of passing the test test completely: the driver was never able to “return” the car to the previous lane. According to preliminary information, this may be due to the settings of the stabilization system, which reacts too sharply to slip. Reducing the speed of the Dacia Sandero Stepway to 78 km / h did not improve the results either.
At the same time, the experts praised the settings of the chassis of the new Dacia Sandero Stepway, saying that they are better than those of the previous generation model: it did not pass the “moose test” already at a speed of 72 km / h. The Audi A3 hatchback, which took part in the same tests earlier, passed this test without blots only at a speed of 72 km / h, that is, 1 km / h slower than the Dacia Sandero Stepway. The maximum “clean” speed for the Volkswagen Golf was 69 km / h, and, for example, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S was able to show a positive result at a speed of 78 km / h.