For The Citroen 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, either. The ride is just too harsh for UK roads.
What Car? says
If you’re looking for something a bit different to conventional family hatches, the Citroen 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
Target Price team says:
So far, we’ve only driven two of the many engines available for the Citroen DS4. The 197bhp petrol gives proper hot-hatch pace and the 161bhp diesel is no slouch, either. Thing is, 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. There’ll be a 118bhp 1.6 petrol, a 154bhp petrol turbo and a 108bhp 1.6 turbodiesel. Once we’ve driven them, you’ll be the first to know which one is best.
Of the three trim levels, we’d opt for entry-level DSign trim. It comes with niceties such as remote locking, two powered windows, LED running light, cruise control, air-conditioning and cornering foglamps – that’s pretty pretty much all you’ll need. If you’re prepared to pay for a few more luxuries, DStyle cars add automatic lights and wipers, climate control, parking sensors and Bluetooth, while DSport cars have leather upholstery.
Reader test team says:
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