DS 3 review

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DS 3
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11 Nov 2015 00:00 | Last updated: 31 Aug 2018 14:19

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If you fancy a small car that's chic and customisable, but a Mini or Fiat 500 seem just a little too commonplace, then have you thought about a DS 3?

This is the smallest car in the range of the premium DS, which, to avoid confusion, used to be part of Citroën but is now a brand in its own right. There's no five-door option – just a three-door hatchback and the cabriolet derivative, which has a folding fabric roof.

So, it’s small, French and different, but is it any good to drive or ride in? That’s what we’ll be sure to let you know if you keep reading our review. And when you’ve finished, why not check out our new car deals to see how much we can save you on the price of a new DS 3?

 

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There are 6 trims available for the DS 3 hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
OUR PICK
Connected Chic
This is our favourite trim because it keeps the price down but gives you access to better engines in the range. Standard equipment is good, adding to the Chic trim 17in alloys, climate control, rea...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£13,807
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Parthenon Cream
This model has an exclusive Parthenon Cream exterior colour and topaz roof, as well as front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. Otherwise the spec is the same as Connected Chic...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£14,668
Average Saving £2,622
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Performance Line
This sporty trim level isn’t cheap and is difficult to recommend because the only upgrades it gets over Connected Chic are style-focused, including different 17in alloys, a spoiler and some light D...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£16,038
Average Saving £2,892
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Black Lezard
As well as everything Connected Chic trim comes with, you get special styling upgrades, leather seats, power-folding door mirrors, xenon headlights, automatic lights and wipers and – wait for it –...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£16,790
Average Saving £3,030
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Ines de la Fressange
Comes with everything the Connected Chic trim has, plus power-folding door mirrors, xenon headlights, climate control, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers. The main difference is a...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£17,201
Average Saving £3,114
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Cafe Racer
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£21,162
Average Saving £414
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