DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 1.5 BlueHDi Performance Line 5dr Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £26,065What Car? Target Price£24,808
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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Trim: Performance Line

Performance Line builds on base Elegance trim with Alcantara trim, heated electrically folding door mirrors, dark 17in alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and sports pedals. This trim is the entry-point for the all-electric E-Tense.

Engine: 1.5 BlueHDi

This only available diesel is a bit gruff and much pricier than the petrols. We'd avoid it.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

123

g/km

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