Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The DS 4 has plenty of leg and shoulder room for tall adults in the front seats. There’s plenty of head room for even a six-footer, unless you select the optional sunroof, which reduces it noticeably.
Despite the minimalist dashboard design, you’ll find plenty of storage spaces including a covered space that holds a pair of cupholders, a USB port and a place for your phone, along with a small recess in front of the armrest for your keys and a deep cubby inside the armrest. The door bins aren’t the largest, but you’ll fit a drink and some other items in there.
You don't get the more versatile 40/20/40 split that you can have with the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, though. However, the DS 4 has a pretty large boot for the class, measuring in at 430 litres. That’s a fair amount larger than the 380-litre boots of the A3 and 1 Series, both of which will happily swallow five carry-on sized suitcases. The Plug-in hybrid DS 4s have a little less boot space, sacrificing under-floor storage to accommodate the battery.