DS 3 E-Tense 1.2 PureTech 130 Performance Line 5dr EAT8 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
  • 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
  • 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 £28,765What Car? Target Price£27,457
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-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.

Entry-level trim Performance Line comes with plenty of standard equipment, including Alcantara trim, heated electrically folding door mirrors, dark 17in alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and sports pedals.

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


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km