DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 1.2 PureTech 130 Elegance 5dr EAT8 Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £25,555What Car? Target Price£24,510
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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Entry-level Elegance trim is only available with petrol and diesel engines and gets 17in alloy wheels, keyless start, a 7.0in digital instrument cluster, a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking sensors and automatic emergency braking. 

This is our favourite internal-combustion engine as it combines decent performance with reasonable running costs.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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