Dacia Duster 2010 vs Hyundai ix35 2010

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Hyundai ix35
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualAutomatic
Engine: 1.5 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 107 HP184 HP
Torque: 240 NM383 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.8 seconds10.1 seconds
Hyundai ix35 is a more dynamic driving.
Dacia Duster engine produces 77 HP less power than Hyundai ix35, whereas torque is 143 NM less than Hyundai ix35. Due to the lower power, Dacia Duster reaches 100 km/h speed 1.7 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.37.1
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km8.4 l/100km
The Dacia Duster is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dacia Duster consumes 1.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai ix35, which means that by driving the Dacia Duster over 15,000 km in a year you can save 270 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dacia Duster consumes 2.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai ix35.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres58 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle810 km in combined cycle
1020 km on highway960 km on highway
800 km with real consumption690 km with real consumption
Dacia Duster gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Engine production duration: 8 years15 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 22 other car models, including Nissan Qashqai, Renault Laguna, Renault Scenic, Nissan JukeInstalled on at least 4 other car models, including Hyundai Santa FE, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sorento
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Hyundai ix35 engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.32 m4.41 m
Width: 1.82 m1.82 m
Height: 1.63 m1.67 m
Dacia Duster is 10 cm shorter than the Hyundai ix35, width is practically the same , while the height of Dacia Duster is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 475 litres591 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1604 litres1436 litres
Dacia Duster has 116 litres less trunk space than the Hyundai ix35. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Dacia Duster (by 168 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.8 meters
Power steering: Hydraulic power steeringElectric power steering
Hydraulic power steering is technologically more complex, louder, increases fuel consumption and requires more servicing. It has the advantages of more power, less strain on the car's electrical system and better feedback (feeling) when steering.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7552`140
Hyundai ix35 scores higher in safety tests. The Hyundai ix35 scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

below average
Hyundai ix35 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Dacia Duster has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than Hyundai ix35, so Hyundai ix35 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 56007800
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • hydraulic power steering
  • lower price
Hyundai ix35 has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • electric power steering
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
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