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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

3 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.

What Car? readers say

3.75


Key facts

0–60mph
8.9 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
47.9
Tank range
508 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Citroen DS3 has a choice of 11 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.

Even entry-level DSign cars get stability and cruise controls, along with electric front windows. DStyle adds air-conditioning, front LED running lights and tinted rear windows.

DSport cars bring climate control, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, a rear spoiler, chrome side rubbing strips and aluminium pedals.

Citroen is also offering a pre-paid servicing package for the DS3, which gives an extended warranty and covers the cost of servicing for three years.

Reader test team says:

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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

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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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I drove this car for two weeks as a courtesy car whilst our Alfa Mito was having crash damage repairs ( hit by lorry while parked). I really wanted to…

Andy Roberts

2 out of 5 stars

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I had this car for a week as a rental car. I was impressed by the power, especially the low range torque around town. It doesn't feel you are driving…

Sunny Mandalia

4 out of 5 stars
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