DS 3 E-Tense 115kW E-TENSE Opera 54kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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DS 3 E-Tense front cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense front cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior dashboard
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior back seats
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior infotainment
  • DS 3 E-Tense right driving
  • DS 3 E-Tense front driving
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear driving
  • DS 3 E-Tense alloy wheel detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense headlights detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear lights detail
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  • DS 3 E-Tense charging socket detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior front seats
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior steering wheel
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense boot open
  • DS 3 E-Tense front cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear cornering
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior dashboard
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior back seats
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior infotainment
  • DS 3 E-Tense right driving
  • DS 3 E-Tense front driving
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear driving
  • DS 3 E-Tense alloy wheel detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense headlights detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear lights detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense rear detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense charging socket detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior front seats
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior steering wheel
  • DS 3 E-Tense interior detail
  • DS 3 E-Tense boot open
RRP £42,135What Car? Target Price£39,963
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

Going electric has fixed some of the weak points of the DS 3 – 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 Niro EV and Tesla Model 3 have a longer range, are better to drive and are much more practical.

Top-spec Opera comes packed with equipment including wireless phone charging, a reversing camera, front parking sensors, a head-up display, and an electric driver front driver seat. Unfortunately, it costs almost as much as a far more capable Tesla Model 3.

The all-electric E-Tense feels strong on the road and is very quiet, too. It's not cheap, but should give you 200 miles of real-world range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km