2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense review verdict

We drive the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense to find out if it's the electric SUV to go for...

2019 DS 3 Crossback e-tense silver driving rear

It seems going electric has fixed some of the drawbacks of the 3 Crossback – but not all of them. It’s quieter, for example, and a little less fractious along bumpy roads, making it a comfier companion than the MG ZS EV. Sadly, it still isn’t particularly good to drive, even compared with similarly priced electric SUVs. At least its range is decent.

If you’re sold on the looks, the E-Tense isn’t a bad car, and it's certainly more accomplished than petrol and diesel versions of the 3 Crossback. However, on an objective level, rivals such as the e-Niro and Kona Electric are much better buys.

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What Car? says

Rated 3 out of 5


DS 3 Crossback E-Tense Performance Line specification

Price £33,990 (excluding £3500 government grant) Engine Electric motor Power 134bhp Torque 192lb ft Gearbox Single-speed automatic 0-62mph 8.7sec Top speed 93mph Range 200 miles (WLTP) CO2, tax band 0g/km, 16% (NEDC)