DS3 Cabrio review

Category: Convertible

Section: Costs & verdict

DS 3 Cabrio
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  • DS 3 Cabrio
  • DS 3 Cabrio
  • DS 3 Cabrio
  • DS 3 Cabrio
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The DS 3 isn’t cheap to buy, but like for like, it undercuts key rivals such as the Audi A3 Convertible and Mini Convertible. Decent dealer discounts make it even more affordable and, unlike many of Citroen’s mainstream models, it holds its value well, if not quite as well as a Mini or Audi.

With the exception of the automatic model, all of the DS 3’s engines are impressively efficient and two of the diesel versions emit less than 100g/km of CO2. The DS 3 range doesn’t contain any sub-100g/km petrol models, however, unlike some rivals.

Overview

The DS 3 Cabrio is stylish, spacious and surprisingly practical, but a poor ride stops it from being a class leader

  • Peppy handling
  • Funky looks
  • Well equipped
  • Poor ride comfort
  • Expensive next to key rivals
  • Not as nice to drive or sit in as a Mini Convertible