You sit a long way back from the windscreen, so it can feel like you're driving a small MPV. The pedals are offset, too, which makes the driving position feel slightly awkward. However, the dashboard layout is pretty user-friendly – only the steering column-mounted controls for the stereo and cruise control let the side down, because they're hidden behind the wheel.
Citroën DS3 Hatchback space & practicality
The DS3 has a decent 285-litre boot and a reasonably roomy cabin. There's plenty of space up front and enough in the back for a couple of adults, even if rear legroom is a bit tight. Citroën's claim that the DS3 is a full five-seater is very optimistic, however.
Citroën DS3 Hatchback equipment
Even entry-level DSign cars come with LED daytime running lights, remote central locking, cruise control and electric front windows. DStyle adds air-conditioning, alloy wheels and Bluetooth, while DSire gets climate control, rear parking sensors, and automatic lights and wipers. Our favourite is generously equipped DSport trim, which also has xenon and LED headlights, electrically folding door mirrors and leather interior detailing.