What Car? says...
Even though the small SUV has established itself as a very popular corner of the new car market, there are very few ‘premium’ options, and this is good news for the DS 3.
If you’re still not familiar with the brand, DS is the ‘premium’ division of the French PSA Group, parent company of mainstream brands Citroën, Peugeot and Vauxhall.
With the demise of the smaller hatchback DS 3 in 2019, the DS 3 now takes over as the brand’s smallest model, dropping the ‘Crossback’ part of its name that identified it as an SUV. DS has been its own brand, separate from Citroën, since 2015.
The DS 3 provides some efficient engines and exclusivity over its rivals, but we think rivals like the Audi Q2 and cheaper VW T-Cross are, more practical, drive better, and offer greater value for money.
Unlike many of the DS 3’s small SUV rivals, you can buy an all-electric DS 3 E-Tense with a 200+ mile electric range.
Pricing for the DS 3 is at the premium end of the small SUV sector, well above the likes of the Seat Arona and VW T-Cross. Its start price is actually higher than the entry-level Audi Q2's.
|RRP price range||£25,200 - £42,700|
|Number of trims (see all)||10|
|Number of engines (see all)||8|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||diesel, electric, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||44.8 - 62.8|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£71 / £2,388|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£142 / £4,776|