Seat Ateca 2016 vs Dacia Duster 2010

Seat Ateca
2016 -
Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: AutomaticManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.5 Diesel


Power: 150 HP85 HP
Torque: 340 NM201 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.5 seconds14.9 seconds
Seat Ateca is more dynamic to drive.
Seat Ateca engine produces 65 HP more power than Dacia Duster, whereas torque is 139 NM more than Dacia Duster. Thanks to more power Seat Ateca reaches 100 km/h speed 6.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.45.3
Real fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100km6.2 l/100km
By specification Seat Ateca consumes 0.9 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Dacia Duster, which means that by driving the Seat Ateca over 15,000 km in a year you can save 135 litres of fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Seat Ateca consumes 0.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Dacia Duster.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1130 km in combined cycle940 km in combined cycle
760 km with real consumption800 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)

Dacia Duster 2010: Duster`s 4x4 system is adapted from Nissan Quashqai. It has 2WD, AUTO and LOCK modes which are selectable with a button. In 2WD mode the vehicle is FWD. In AUTO mode, the vehicle is normally FWD, but if wheel slip occurs, the rear wheels are engaged to gain traction. In LOCK mode (available at speeds up to 60km/h), the center differential splits torque 50/50 front/rear.


Length: 4.34 m4.32 m
Width: 1.81 m1.82 m
Height: 1.60 m1.63 m
Both cars are similar in size. Seat Ateca is 2 cm longer than the Dacia Duster, 1 cm narrower, while the height of Seat Ateca is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 510 litres473 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1604 litres
Seat Ateca has more luggage capacity.
Seat Ateca has 37 litres more trunk space than the Dacia Duster.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.8 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`9701`838
Seat Ateca scores higher in safety tests, but Dacia Duster is better rated in child safety tests. The Seat Ateca scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

Seat Ateca has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Dacia Duster has serious deffects in 525 percent more cases than Seat Ateca, so Seat Ateca quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 23 2005600
Pros and Cons: Seat Ateca has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
Dacia Duster has
  • has 4x4 drive
  • higher children safety
  • lower price
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