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DS 9 is an affordable executive sedan in production from 2020. It is available with a range of petrol and PHEV drivetrains with the same inline-4 engine that displaced 1.6 liters.
Slotted to be the spiritual successor to the Citroen C6, the DS 9 has a somewhat bland styling and is designed to be sold primarily in China, where consumers have yet to realize that the French aren't very good at building cars.
The official fuel economy rating is exceptionally rosy, thanks to the PHEV aspect, though it may cast more doubts on the trustworthiness of the regulators and perhaps the owner's own sanity than it relates to reality.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the DS 9 uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 57% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Low official fuel consumption for lower tax
  • Rather good interior
Cons
  • Only available with a tiny engine
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Bland styling

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Specifications

Variants:
225 PS
225 PS E-TENSE
250 PS E-TENSE
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
510 L / 18.0 cu-ft
225 PSFuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
225 PS E-TENSEFuel Capacity
42.0 L / 11.1 gal
250 PS E-TENSEFuel Capacity
42.0 L / 11.1 gal
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Fuel Capacity
42.0 L / 11.1 gal
Passengers
5
225 PSPayload
535 kg / 1179 lbs
225 PS E-TENSEPayload
486 kg / 1071 lbs
250 PS E-TENSEPayload
486 kg / 1071 lbs
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Payload
486 kg / 1071 lbs

Chassis

225 PSBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 330x30 mm
225 PS E-TENSEBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 330x30 mm
250 PS E-TENSEBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 380x32 mm
225 PSBrakes | Rear
Disc, 290x12 mm
225 PS E-TENSEBrakes | Rear
Disc, 290x12 mm
250 PS E-TENSEBrakes | Rear
Disc
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Brakes | Rear
Disc, 290x12 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
225 PS E-TENSETire Size
235/45 R19, 235/40 R20
250 PS E-TENSETire Size
235/45 R19
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Tire Size
235/45 R19, 235/40 R20
Turning Circle
11.0 m / 36.1 ft

Construction

225 PS E-TENSEBattery | Capacity
11.9 kWh (gross)
250 PS E-TENSEBattery | Capacity
15.6 kWh (gross)
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Battery | Capacity
11.9 kWh (gross)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
225 PSBody Style
4-door Sedan
225 PS E-TENSEBody Style
4-door plug-in hybrid Sedan
250 PS E-TENSEBody Style
4-door plug-in hybrid Sedan
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Body Style
4-door plug-in hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

225 PSSize | Height
1460 mm / 57.5 in
225 PS E-TENSESize | Height
1460 mm / 57.5 in
250 PS E-TENSESize | Height
1459 mm / 57.4 in
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Size | Height
1460 mm / 57.5 in
Size | Length
4934 mm / 194.3 in
225 PSSize | Width
1932 mm / 76.1 in | 2079 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded)
225 PS E-TENSESize | Width
1855 mm / 73.0 in | 2079 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded) | 1932 mm / 76.1 in (mirror folded)
250 PS E-TENSESize | Width
1855 mm / 73.0 in | 2079 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded) | 1932 mm / 76.1 in (mirror folded)
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Size | Width
1855 mm / 73.0 in | 2079 mm / 81.9 in (mirror unfolded) | 1932 mm / 76.1 in (mirror folded)
Track Width | Front
1584.0 mm / 62.4 in
Track Width | Rear
1566.0 mm / 61.7 in
225 PSWeight
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
225 PS E-TENSEWeight
1839.0 kg / 4054.3 lbs
250 PS E-TENSEWeight
1839.0 kg / 4054.3 lbs
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Weight
1909.0 kg / 4208.6 lbs
225 PSWheel Size
19 in, 20 in
225 PS E-TENSEWheel Size
19 in, 20 in
250 PS E-TENSEWheel Size
19 in
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Wheel Size
19 in, 20 in
Wheelbase
2895 mm / 114.0 in

Performance

225 PSAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.1 sec
225 PS E-TENSEAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.3 sec
250 PS E-TENSEAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.5 sec
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.6 sec
225 PSAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.7 sec
225 PS E-TENSEAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.9 sec
250 PS E-TENSEAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.1 sec
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.3 sec
225 PSCO2 Emission
130 g/km
225 PS E-TENSECO2 Emission
37 g/km
250 PS E-TENSECO2 Emission
26 ~ 27 g/km
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4CO2 Emission
41 g/km
225 PS E-TENSEElectric Range
55.0 km / 34.2 mi
250 PS E-TENSEElectric Range
66.0 km / 41.0 mi
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Electric Range
51.0 km / 31.7 mi
225 PSFuel Economy
5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)
225 PS E-TENSEFuel Economy
1.6 L/100km / 147.0 MPG (combined)
250 PS E-TENSEFuel Economy
1.2 L/100km / 196.0 MPG (combined)
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Fuel Economy
1.8 L/100km / 130.7 MPG (combined)
225 PSTop Speed
236.0 km/h / 146.6 mph
225 PS E-TENSETop Speed
240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph, 135.0 km/h / 83.9 mph (EV mode)
250 PS E-TENSETop Speed
240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph, 135.0 km/h / 83.9 mph (EV mode)
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph, 190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph (EV mode)
225 PSTowing Capacity
1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
225 PS E-TENSETowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
250 PS E-TENSETowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

225 PSDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
225 PS E-TENSEDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
250 PS E-TENSEDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
225 PSEmission Standard
Euro 6.3
225 PS E-TENSEEmission Standard
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
250 PS E-TENSEEmission Standard
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Emission Standard
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Engine
EP6FDT
Engine | Bore
77.0 mm / 3.0 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.2:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc
225 PSEngine | Power
225.0 hp / 167.8 kW @ 5500 rpm
225 PS E-TENSEEngine | Power
180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 6000 rpm + 110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 2500 rpm (electric motor)
250 PS E-TENSEEngine | Power
200.0 hp / 149.1 kW @ 6000 rpm + 110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 2500 rpm (electric motor)
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Engine | Power
200.0 hp / 149.1 kW @ 6000 rpm + 113.0 hp / 84.3 kW (electric motor)
225 PSEngine | Specific Output
140.8 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
225 PS E-TENSEEngine | Specific Output
112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
250 PS E-TENSEEngine | Specific Output
125.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Engine | Specific Output
125.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
225 PSEngine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm
225 PS E-TENSEEngine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm + 320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft
250 PS E-TENSEEngine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm + 320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Engine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm + 166 Nm / 122.4 lb-ft
225 PSEngine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
225 PS E-TENSEEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
250 PS E-TENSEEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

225 PSAvailability
2020
225 PS E-TENSEAvailability
2020
250 PS E-TENSEAvailability
2021
360 PS E-TENSE 4x4Availability
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
There isn’t really an entry-level 9: all cars are very well equipped with niceties such as matrix headlights and radar cruise. The plug-in hybrids all get DS Active Scan suspension, an infrared camera that looks down the road for irregularities and configures the adjustable shock absorbers to minimise them. The interior and instrumentation are well laid out and comprehensive, the cabin is spacious, rear leg room is very generous indeed and head room is fine everywhere.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Lack of refinement

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The DS 9 is a big step for the French brand towards premium acceptance. With 28 boutique-style retail outlets across the UK, DS promises a different buying proposition. The ownership model has also been designed to ‘remove the pain points experienced by premium car customers,’ says DS's UK supremo, Jules Tilstone.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stylish looks
  • Cheap to run
Cons
  • Not the best in class
  • Not the smoothest gearbox

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 40%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The DS 9 is an intriguing alternative choice to the executive car establishment. Aside from the clunky hybrid set-up, it’s dynamically capable. The cabin is uniquely designed and sumptuous enough to tempt buyers away from its German rivals. However, it's seriously hamstrung by eye-watering monthly PCP figures that are significantly more than the class best.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lacklustre performance
  • Poor rear legroom

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
-only mode, with 17 miles of EV range displayed on the digital driver's instrument panel. There's an E-Save mode which will hold 12 miles, six miles or all your e-power, should you need to bank it for zero emissions areas. Charging the battery pack on a 7kW wallbox takes just under two hours, or almost five hours from a domestic plug. It's the design inside and out that will make or break the DS 9.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • Noisy on motorway speeds
  • Noisy in traffic queues

User Reviews

References

1. ^ DS 9 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ds/9/first-drives/ds-9-2021-uk-review. 2021-06-01. Retrieved 2022-06-20.
2. ^ New DS 9 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ds/9/355145/new-ds-9-2021-review. 2021-06-01. Retrieved 2022-06-20.
3. ^ New DS 9 2022 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ds/9/355145/new-ds-9-2022-review. 2022-01-14. Retrieved 2022-06-20.
4. ^ DS 9 E-Tense hybrid (2021) review: herd immunity. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ds/9-saloon-e-tense/. Retrieved 2022-06-20.

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