The DS4 isn’t cheap – it costs around 20% more than the equivalent C4 and is more expensive than many rivals with a posher badge. Citroëns don’t tend to hold onto their value that well, either. Still, most engines provide decent fuel economy, and the e-HDi version (a 1.6 diesel paired with a semi-automatic gearbox) sits in the lowest company car tax band for diesels.
Citroën DS4 Hatchback quality & reliability
The DS4 is designed to give you a high-quality feel, and it does a pretty good job. The dash plastics are dense and soft to the touch, and only the cheap-looking partition between the driver and front passenger lets down the quality feel. Still, Citroën does have a pretty good record for mechanical reliability.
Citroën DS4 Hatchback safety & security
All DS4s come with front-, side- and curtain airbags to help protect you in a smash, plus electronic stability control to help you not have one in the first place. All this helped the car achieve a five-star crash rating from Euro NCAP. Top-of-the-range cars also come with a blind-spot monitoring system. On the security front, an alarm and engine immobiliser are included.