For The DS4 is a good-looking, high-quality alternative to a conventional small family hatch. The engines have proven themselves to be corkers, and it promises to be well equipped.

Against The coupe-like looks don’t come cheap, and they don’t do much for the car’s practicality. The ride’s not great, either

Citroën DS4 Hatchback
22 5stars

If you’re looking for something a bit different to conventional family hatches, the DS4 could suit you. However, make sure you can live with a firm ride and that you value style way above practicality and comfort.

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There are 10 Citroën DS4 versions available

Hatchback 1.6 VTi 120 DSign 5dr £17,855
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 DSign 5dr £19,425
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle 5dr £19,905
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle 5dr £21,475
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 THP 160 DStyle Auto 5dr £21,765
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 HDi 135 DStyle 5dr £21,900
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle ETG6 5dr £21,975
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle 5dr £22,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 HDi 160 DSport 5dr £23,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 THP 200 DSport 5dr £23,840
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

You can pick from a range of petrol and diesel engines. The 208bhp THP 210 petrol gives proper hot-hatch pace and the 178bhp diesel is no slouch, either. Both will be expensive to buy, and the petrol will be expensive to run, so the pick of the engine range is likely to lie elsewhere. The other petrol choice is the 128bhp PureTech 130, which should offer a good blend of performance and economy. There’s a more powerful 163bhp petrol, but it’s only offered with an automatic gearbox. The diesels are offered in 118bhp, 148bhp and 178bhp outputs. The mid-spec 148bhp BlueHDi 150 is the one we’d go for, as it offers decent punch and value. The flagship 178bhp diesel is only offered with an automatic gearbox. Of the two trim levels, we’d opt for the entry-level Elegance trim. It comes with lots of equipment, including dual-zone climate, rear parking sensors, cruise control, a 7in media and sat-nav system, Bluetooth and DAB.

Reader test team says:

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 1.6 HDi 110 DStyle 5dr

We picked up a 61 plate Citroen DS4 HDi DStyle for around about the £10k (at the time the car was 2 years old) and the dealer managed to negotiate…

Ciarán Wateridge

4 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle 5dr

Yes it is a very good looking machine, and it is well equipped, but I hate it! So why did I buy it? At the time (March 2013) Citroen were very…

Clive Earby

2 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 1.6 HDi 110 DStyle 5dr

We bought our DS4 a year ago, having never had a Citroen before, and have been very impressed. Thankfully we ignored the poor review on this site and…

Paul James

4 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle ETG6 5dr

E-Hdi Airdream style 1.6 with Xenon upgrade, rubbing strips and GardX. A few issues early on with gear engagement. At 35 months two injectors…

NJ Burrell

2 out of 5 stars
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