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.