Dacia Duster 2010 vs Toyota RAV4 2010

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Toyota RAV4
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Diesel2.0 Petrol
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 HP158 HP
Torque: 240 NM198 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.8 seconds10.2 seconds
Toyota RAV4 is a more dynamic driving.
Dacia Duster engine produces 51 HP less power than Toyota RAV4, but torque is 42 NM more than Toyota RAV4. Due to the lower power, Dacia Duster reaches 100 km/h speed 1.6 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.37.4
Real fuel consumption: 6.2 l/100km8.7 l/100km
The Dacia Duster is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dacia Duster consumes 2.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Toyota RAV4, which means that by driving the Dacia Duster over 15,000 km in a year you can save 315 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dacia Duster consumes 2.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Toyota RAV4.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres60 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 consumption680 km with real consumption
Dacia Duster gets more mileage on one fuel tank.
Ground clearance: 210 mm (8.3 inches)191 mm (7.5 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Dacia Duster can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds. Note, however, that this Dacia Duster version does not have 4x4 drive, which is very important in poor road conditions. Choose from three 4x4 versions of Dacia Duster 2010 if off-road driveability is important to you.


Engine production duration: 8 years16 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 22 other car models, including Nissan Qashqai, Renault Laguna, Renault Scenic, Nissan JukeInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Lexus NX, Toyota C-HR
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 Toyota RAV4 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 m4.37 m
Width: 1.82 m1.82 m
Height: 1.63 m1.72 m
Dacia Duster is 5 cm shorter than the Toyota RAV4, width is practically the same , while the height of Dacia Duster is 9 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 475 litres586 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1604 litres1752 litres
Toyota RAV4 has more luggage space.
Dacia Duster has 111 litres less trunk space than the Toyota RAV4. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Toyota RAV4 (by 148 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Dacia Duster is 0.2 metres less than that of the Toyota RAV4.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7552`070
Safety: no data

Toyota RAV4 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Dacia Duster has serious deffects in 105 percent more cases than Toyota RAV4, so Toyota RAV4 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 54009800
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • higher ground clearance
  • lower price
Toyota RAV4 has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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