The modelRead full review
The DS 4’s sculpted interior helps give it a real premium feel, making it a good – if pricey –alternative to the usual family car suspects. However, a disappointing ride and handling balance, together with so-so performance means that it can’t quite stand up to the likes of the Audi A3 or BMW 1 Series.
The trimSee full equipment
Top-of-the-range La Premiere trim gets all the bells and whistles; you get everything that Rivoli trim brings, as well as a 360-degree rear-view camera, electronically adjustable heated and ventilated front seats with massage and memory functions, acoustically insulated windows, blind spot detection, heated and auto-dimming door mirrors and a special brown leather interior.
The engineSee full engine specs
The most powerful petrol engine, the 1.6 PureTech 225, produces a total of 220bhp and sprints from 0-60mph in 7.9sec, according to official figures. That’s more than enough pace to easily get you to motorway speeds, even with the slight hesitation that it tends to have as you pull off. The eight-speed automatic gearbox is quick to change gear and is impressively smooth as it swaps through the gears.
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