As a product of PSA Group’s ‘premium’ brand, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense doesn’t come cheap. It’s a close match, price-wise, to the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric, and more expensive than the MG ZS EV. It's substantially cheaper than the longer-range Tesla Model 3, though.
The E-Tense skips the entry-level 3 Crossback trim, offering a choice of only Performance line or Prestige specifications. Alongside the infotainment mentioned earlier, Performance line gives you lashings of faux suede and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting stitching, as well as dual-zone climate control. Prestige trim adds privacy glass, power-folding mirrors and automatic wipers, but swells the price considerably.
DS didn’t feature in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey, but sister brand Citroën finished a disappointing 22nd out of 31 manufacturers. The 3 Crossback comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is pretty standard for the class.