DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 1.2 PureTech 155 Ultra Prestige 5dr EAT8 Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense front cornering
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RRP £33,160What Car? Target Price£31,873
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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This top-spec trim gets Nappa leather seats in a distictive 'watchstrap' design, a head-up display, reversing camera, 18in alloy wheels, upgraded LED headlights, blind spot detection and an emergency braking system that can work at higher speeds. Far too expensive to recommend, though.

Only available in Ultra Prestige trim, it's quick but doesn't feel as strong low-down as similarly powerful rivals such as the Audi Q2 35 TFSI. We'd stick to the Puretech 130.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

143

g/km

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