DS 3 Crossback E-Tense review

Passenger & boot space

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DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE 2019 LHD infotainment
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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 small and their rearmost extremes are awkward to reach, while the cubby under the centre armrest isn’t huge, either.

In the back, passenger space is poor compared to that of the Kia e-Niro. Leg room is limited if there's someone tall in the front, and the downward-sloping roofline erodes head room. What's more, not only do the ‘shark fin’ side pillar design, swooping window line and thick rear pillars obstruct the driver's visibility, they also harm passenger comfort by reducing the view out and blocking sunlight.

The rear seats split and fold in the usual 60/40 configuration, but they don't slide forwards and backwards to improve boot space or offer any other clever tricks to put the E-Tense ahead of rivals in terms of seating flexibility. Nor is boot space particularly impressive; it won't swallow anywhere near as much luggage as an e-Niro, making the latter a better choice if you need to lug bulky items such as buggies or sets of golf clubs. The E-Tense also has a considerable load lip to heave heavy items over, and there’s only a couple of tether points.

DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE 2019 LHD dashboard
DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE 2019 LHD head-on tracking
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