DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 100kW E-TENSE Ines De La Fressange 50kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense front cornering
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RRP £38,400What Car? Target Price£36,518
Review

Going electric has fixed some of the weak points of the 3 Crossback – but not all of them. It’s quieter, for example, and a little less fractious along bumpy roads. Objectively, though, rivals such as the Kia e-Niro have a longer range, are better to drive and are much more practical.

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The all-electric E-Tense feels the strongest on the road and is very refined, too. It's an expensive option, but at least range is decent at around 140 miles in the real world. It's more comfortable and quicker than other versions too, making it our pick of the range.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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