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Product Overview

DS 3 Crossback is a subcompact crossover in production from 2018. It is powered by either 1.2L turbo I3 petrol, 1.5L turbo I4 diesel, or a battery-electric drivetrain.
Like all modern French vehicles, the DS 3 Crossback lacks independent rear suspensions. While Citroen wants you to think that it is a legitimate competition to the likes of Mercedes or Lexus, the DS 3 Crossback is just a fattened tiny hatchback with poor build quality.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 8% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Low fuel consumption
Cons
  • Ugly
  • Poor performance
  • Only available with tiny engines
  • Basic suspension setup
  • Poor handling

What external reviewers found***

Ext 50% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good range
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Lack of room
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lacklustre range
  • Lacklustre infotainment
  • Lack of class-leading features
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Specifications

1.2 PureTech 1021.2 PureTech 131 AT1.2 PureTech 155 AT1.5 BlueHDi 1021.5 BlueHDi 1101.5 BlueHDi 130 ATe-Tense

Capacity

Cargo Capacity350 L / 12.4 cu-ft ~ 1050 L / 37.1 cu-ft
Engine Oil Capacity3.5 L / 3.7 qt
Fuel Capacity44.0 L / 11.6 gal44.0 L / 11.6 gal44.0 L / 11.6 gal41.0 L / 10.8 gal41.0 L / 10.8 gal41.0 L / 10.8 gal
Passengers5
Payload480 kg / 1058 lbs495 kg / 1091 lbs500 kg / 1102 lbs490 kg / 1080 lbs520 kg / 1146 lbs530 kg / 1168 lbs450 kg / 992 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 283x26 mmVentilated discs, 302x26 mmVentilated discs, 302x26 mm
Brakes | RearDiscDiscDiscDiscDisc, 249x10 mmDisc, 249x10 mmDisc, 249x10 mm
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearSemi-independent
Tire Size215/65 R16 H, 215/60 R17 H, 215/55 R18 H215/65 R16 H, 215/60 R17 H, 215/55 R18 H215/65 R16 H, 215/60 R17 H, 215/55 R18 H215/65 R16 H, 215/60 R17 H, 215/55 R18 H215/60 R17 H, 215/55 R18 V215/60 R17 H, 215/55 R18 V215/60 R17, 215/55 R18
Turning Circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft10.6 m / 34.8 ft10.6 m / 34.8 ft10.6 m / 34.8 ft10.7 m / 35.1 ft10.7 m / 35.1 ft10.7 m / 35.1 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity50.0 kWh (gross) | 47.5 kWh (net)
Battery | TypeLithium-ion
Body Style5-door Crossover5-door Crossover5-door Crossover5-door Crossover5-door Crossover5-door Crossover5-door battery-electric Crossover

Dimensions

Ground Clearance170 mm / 6.7 in
Size | Height1534 mm / 60.4 in
Size | Length4118 mm / 162.1 in
Size | Width1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded)1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded)1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded)1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded)1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded) | 1802 mm / 70.9 in (mirror folded)1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded) | 1802 mm / 70.9 in (mirror folded)1791 mm / 70.5 in | 1988 mm / 78.3 in (mirror unfolded) | 1802 mm / 70.9 in (mirror folded)
Track Width | Front1548.0 mm / 60.9 in1548.0 mm / 60.9 in1548.0 mm / 60.9 in1548.0 mm / 60.9 in1548.0 mm / 60.9 in1548.0 mm / 60.9 in1542.0 mm / 60.7 in
Track Width | Rear1557.0 mm / 61.3 in1557.0 mm / 61.3 in1557.0 mm / 61.3 in1557.0 mm / 61.3 in1557.0 mm / 61.3 in1557.0 mm / 61.3 in1551.0 mm / 61.1 in
Weight1170.0 kg / 2579.4 lbs1205.0 kg / 2656.6 lbs1205.0 kg / 2656.6 lbs1205.0 kg / 2656.6 lbs1205.0 kg / 2656.6 lbs1205.0 kg / 2656.6 lbs1525.0 kg / 3362.1 lbs
Wheel Size16 in, 17 in, 18 in16 in, 17 in, 18 in16 in, 17 in, 18 in16 in, 17 in, 18 in17 in, 18 in17 in, 18 in6.5J x 17, 7J x 18
Wheelbase2558 mm / 100.7 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h10.9 sec9.2 sec8.2 sec11.4 sec9.7 sec9.9 sec8.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph10.4 sec8.7 sec7.8 sec10.8 sec9.2 sec9.4 sec8.3 sec
CO2 Emission108 ~ 110 g/km111 ~ 115 g/km123 ~ 126 g/km97 ~ 100 g/km99 g/km100 g/km
Electric Range430.0 km / 267.2 mi
Fuel Economy4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (combined) | 5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (urban) | 4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (highway)4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (combined) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (combined) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (urban) | 4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (highway)3.7 L/100km / 63.6 MPG (combined) | 4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (urban) | 3.4 L/100km / 69.2 MPG (highway)3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.4 L/100km / 53.5 MPG (urban) | 3.4 L/100km / 69.2 MPG (highway)3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (urban) | 3.6 L/100km / 65.3 MPG (highway)
Top Speed185.0 km/h / 115.0 mph196.0 km/h / 121.8 mph208.0 km/h / 129.2 mph180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph194.0 km/h / 120.5 mph195.0 km/h / 121.2 mph150.0 km/h / 93.2 mph
Towing Capacity1200 kg / 2646 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6Euro 6Euro 6Euro 6Euro 6.3Euro 6.3
EngineYH01
Engine | Displacement1.2 L / 73.2 cu-in / 1199.0 cc1.2 L / 73.2 cu-in / 1199.0 cc1.2 L / 73.2 cu-in / 1199.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc
Engine | Power102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 5500 rpm131.0 hp / 97.7 kW @ 5500 rpm155.0 hp / 115.6 kW @ 5500 rpm102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 3500 rpm110.0 hp / 82.0 kW @ 3750 rpm130.0 hp / 96.9 kW @ 3750 rpm136 hp / 101.4 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output85.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in109.3 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in129.3 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in68.0 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in73.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in86.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Torque205 Nm / 151.2 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm230 Nm / 169.6 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engineTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed8-speed8-speed6-speed6-speed8-speed1-speed
Transmission | TypeManualAutomaticAutomaticManualManualAutomaticAutomatic

Production

Availability2018201820182018 ~ 2020202020202019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 52%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
DS wants comfort but not Citroen-style floaty comfort. It wants response but not Peugeot-style tiny steering wheel response. Unlike Audi and Mini, DS has let the Crossback be its own thing. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo engine is quiet, and the eight-speed auto smooth in unhurried driving.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not the most fun to drive

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 37%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The 3 Crossback is available with three flavours of the 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech petrol: 100bhp, 128bhp and 153bhp. Trim levels are Elegance, Performance Line, Prestige and the range-crowning Ultra Prestige, with a launch edition dubbed La Première that adds some unique design details and extra technology from the options list. The sole diesel option is a 101bhp 1.5- litre four- cylinder unit paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stylish looks
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • Lack of class-leading features
  • Pricey for what it offers

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The PSA Group chose DS, its smallest-selling marque, to be first with a concept it intends eventually to sell across its four brands: Peugeot, Citroën, Vauxhall and DS. A permanent magnet electric motor, rated at 134bhp and 192lb ft of torque, to drive the front wheels. The motor is fed by a 50kWh lithium ion battery mounted beneath the front and rear seats, giving the car a WLTP-calculated range of 200 miles.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comes with a permanent magnet electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good range
Cons
  • Not as quiet as rivals

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score 35%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense isn't actually the most practical small EV, and nor is the car that smarter buyers will naturally gravitate towards. The car is, at least, pretty simple to drive, and broadly pleasing with it. Although it could function better as a small luxury car, it drives reasonably well and has the practicality and usability to satisfy plenty of less demanding supermini and wider premium hatchback converts.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent electric range
Cons
  • Lack of practicality
  • Not the most practical small EV

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 32%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The DS 3 has been designed with comfort in mind and rides well. It's easy to drive, the interior is trimmed in some nice materials and the engine and gearbox combinations are strong. But prices are high for a small premium SUV that can't quite match its rivals for outright quality and polish.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Average fuel economy
  • High price

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 40%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
From September, buyers will be able to get their hands on the DS 3 E-Tense. The electric powered model promises a circa-200 mile range on the WLTP cycle and 100kW rapid charging. There's a 99bhp diesel and a 1.2-litre PureTech petrol offered in three flavours. Based on a four-year PCP deal, each model comes with a matching £4,000 deposit.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment tech
Cons
  • Lack of room
  • No automatic gearbox

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
DS 3 shares its platform and powertrain with more humble cars like the latest Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-2008; distinctly mainstream models with no premium pretensions. On the road, the DS 3's smooth and punchy powertrain will win over any EV sceptic. The plush leather seats in our test car do a fantastic job of taking the edge of what is ostensibly quite a firm ride.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Smooth and punchy powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Lacklustre infotainment

carmagazine[8]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The DS3 Crossback sits on PSA's CMP platform (that's been designed to work with both ICE and BEV models) The cabin is draped in the sort of luxurious materials you'd expect from a luxury hotel on the Champs-Élysées. The E-Tense offers light steering, a cushy ride 90% of the time (expansion joints in the road can be a struggle) and impressive refinement levels.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Lack of tech
  • Lacklustre range

carmagazine[9]

Sentiment Score 54%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The DS 3 Crossback replaces the 3 hatchback as the baby of the DS Automobiles range. The three-door hatchback MINI rival bows out for an SUV with an additional set of doors and a higher riding, beefed-up body. Prices have gone up too, with the most affordable model costing over £21k and rising up towards £34,000 for the La Première launch edition.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stylish looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Fiddly to use

carwow[10]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following***:
The DS 3 Crossback is the ideal small SUV if you want your small, stylish family car to stand out. It doesn't have the badge kudos of a VW T-Roc, but it'll leave this German alternative eating its avant-garde dust in the style stakes. It soaks up potholes very well in town, where you'll find the DS's light steering, relatively small size and perky petrol engines.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not as agile as a VW T-Roc
  • Not as comfortable as a Skoda Karoq

carwow[11]

Sentiment Score 60%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following***:
The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense has the edge over many competitors in the comfort stakes. It irons out bumps around town very well and the light controls make manoeuvring a doddle. It's impressively quiet once you head out of town too, thanks to some extra sound-proofing. If you're looking for a city-focused SUV that's cheap to run and comfortable, it's well worth considering.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Expensive to run
  • Alternatives are more comfortable to drive

User Reviews

References

1. ^ DS 3 Crossback 2019 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ds/3-crossback/first-drives/ds-3-crossback-2019-review. 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
2. ^ DS 3 Crossback BlueHDi 100 Prestige 2019 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ds/3-crossback/first-drives/ds-3-crossback-bluehdi-100-prestige-2019-uk-review. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
3. ^ DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 2019 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ds/3-crossback/first-drives/ds-3-crossback-e-tense-2019-review. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
4. ^ DS 3 Crossback E-Tense Ultra Prestige 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ds/3-crossback/first-drives/ds-3-crossback-e-tense-ultra-prestige-2020-uk-review. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
5. ^ DS 3 Crossback review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ds/3-crossback. 2019-07-31. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
6. ^ New DS 3 Crossback 2019 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ds/3-crossback/106280/new-ds-3-crossback-2019-review. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
7. ^ New DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 2020 review . [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ds/3/106401/new-ds-3-crossback-e-tense-2020-review. 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
8. ^ DS 3 Crossback E-Tense (2019) review: electric chic. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ds/3-crossback-e-tense/. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
9. ^ DS 3 Crossback (2019) review: au revoir hatch, bonjour SUV. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ds/3-crossback-suv/. 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
10. ^ DS DS 3 CROSSBACK Review. [carwow]. https://www.carwow.co.uk/ds/3-crossback. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
11. ^ DS DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE Review. [carwow]. https://www.carwow.co.uk/ds/3-crossback-e-tense. Retrieved 2022-07-18.

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