DS3 Crossback review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Accessibility & Motability

2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense dash
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK right front tracking shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK right rear tracking shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 RHD dashboard
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 rear seats
  • 2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense dash
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 infotainment
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 left front exterior static
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK right rear exterior static
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK front tracking shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 grille detail shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK front seats
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 boot open
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK right front tracking shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK right rear tracking shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 RHD dashboard
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 rear seats
  • 2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense dash
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 infotainment
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 left front exterior static
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK right rear exterior static
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK front tracking shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 grille detail shot
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 UK front seats
  • DS 3 Crossback 2019 boot open
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Accessibility & Motability

Usability for people with disability or their carers

Access

The DS 3 Crossback is more like a hatchback on high heels than a full-on SUV. However, that isn’t at all a bad thing, because where you have to clamber up into some SUVs, you’ll have no such issue in the 3 Crossback.

Nevertheless, the boot is big enough to carry a folded up wheelchair with the rear seats in place, and you can carry a fully-assembled wheelchair if you fold down the seats.

Back inside the car, the door pockets are pretty narrow and awkward to use, and the glovebox is very small. Not ideal. 

Ease of use and options

If you need an automatic gearbox, the 3 Crossback offers a couple of options. First up is the 128bhp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which is fairly zingy around town and more than at home on the motorway. With this engine, the automatic ’box is pretty smooth and does a decent job of knowing what gear to choose at any given moment, but it can get caught out if you suddenly put your foot down.

The other option is the electric DS 3 Crossback E-tense, which is brisk, very quiet and can officially take you 200 miles between charges. It’s expensive, though.

When it comes to value for money, the Prestige trim level provides the best balance between cost and equipment, providing essentials such as rear parking sensors, climate control and keyless entry and start. Move up to Ines de la Fressange trim for adaptive Matrix LED headlights (these allow you to keep your full beams on without blinding oncoming cars), sat-nav and folding door mirrors with puddle lights, helping you to see where you’re stepping when getting in or out in the dark.

2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense dash
New car deals
Save up to £1,461
Target Price from £23,541
Save up to £1,461
or from £405pm
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Leasing deals
From £444pm