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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.

Citroën DS4 Hatchback
22 5stars

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

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 A'dream DStyle E 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 1.6 THP 200 DSport 5dr £23,405
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

Buyer's notes

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:

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle 5dr

Do not believe any of the whatcar review, i have owned 3 DS4'S, THE 2.0HDI dsport 160BHP, 1.6 dstyle hdi115 and dstyle E-HDI 1.6. and although the…

paul blain

5 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle 5dr

Where to start with this car, had it for 14 months now and done 22,000 miles in it and although nothing mechanically up with it I absolutely hate it.…

marc stole

1 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle 5dr

Owning a Skoda Yeti which was due for a change was going to be a hard act to follow Don’t believe the road test on this car it is comfortable on 18…

Nigel Gander

4 out of 5 stars

Citroën DS4 Hatchback 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle 5dr

Having run a Citroen from new for 30,000+ miles it has been fault free, never let me down once and delivered 48+mpg. It's put my previous experience…

Adrian Tayfindale

5 out of 5 stars
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