DS3 Crossback review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

DS 3 Crossback 2019 rear seats
  • 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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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s a decent amount of space up front, with enough head and leg room for even tall drivers to stretch out in. Storage space is less generous, though. The door pockets are a small and it's awkward to reach into the rearmost parts of them, while there's only a small cubby under the centre armrest and a tiny glovebox.

In the back, things are very poor next to rivals such as the Arona and T-Cross. Leg room is limited if there's someone tall in the front, and the view out of the side windows is restricted as a result of that ‘shark fin’ side pillar design. The window line swoops up and cuts out a chunk of the view out farther back, too, while the downward-sloping roofline cuts into head room.