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Citroën DS3 Hatchback 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle auto 3dr Review

For Even the lower-powered 1.6-litre engine feels lively and responsive in any situation. DStyle trim brings air-conditioning, LED daytime running lights and tinted rear windows.

Against Citroen has fitted rather short gearing, so there's a constant drone from under the bonnet when you're cruising at speed. This model can feel nervous on the motorway, too.

Citroën DS3 Hatchback

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

An affordable, stylish and well-equipped supermini, but it's noisy and unsettled on the motorway, and the ride and handling disappoint.

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Key facts

10.9 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
461 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The DS3 has a choice of 10 body colours and four roof shades, but that's just the start of it. An extensive range of graphics for the roof, plus the option of colour-coded alloys and door mirrors give you more exterior choices. Options for the cabin include colour-coded panels, along with various carpet designs. You can even choose the colour of the car's key.

All versions offer sprightly performance and are well equipped, but our favourite is the sportiest version, the THP 165 petrol in DSport trim.

DS offers a pre-paid servicing package for the DS3, which brings an extended warranty and covers the cost of servicing for three years.

Reader test team says:

Citroën DS3 Hatchback 1.6e-HDi 90 A'dream DStylePlus 3dr

It's on a long term rent waiting for my company car to be delivered so probably gets a harder life than most averaging 1000 - 1300 miles a week. The…

Chris Attwood

2 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS3 Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 110 A'dream DSportPl 3dr

Had the car for nearly 2 years and have covered 34000. The car has loosened up nicely and feels quicker than when new. I can also change up the…

mike demetri

4 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS3 Hatchback 1.6e-HDi 90 A'dream DStyle 91g 3dr

I use this car for Business purposes, covering 25,000 a year, much of that on Motorways. Typical journey will be around 180-300 mile round trip. For…

Andrew Hammond

5 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS3 Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 110 A'dream DSportPl 3dr

Now had the car for a year and it has improved in that time, particularly after the first service a few months ago. 17000 miles in and no faults to…

Mike Demetri

4 out of 5 stars
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