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DS 3 Crossback

(2019 - present)

The DS 3 Crossback is a small SUV/crossover, which was launched in late 2018 and went on sale in the UK in early 2019. It effectively takes the place of the previous DS 3 supermini hatchback in the DS Automobiles range.

Currently available with petrol or diesel engines, an electric model called the E-Tense will be added to the range later in early 2020. It is available to order now.

The DS 3 Crossback has received generally average to good scores from the UK motoring media in the few months since it was launched, with an overall Expert Rating that currently places it in the midfield of the small crossover sector. A number of the initial reviews were recorded at the international launch before the car arrived in the UK, so we will keep updating this page as more local reviews are published.

The DS 3 Crossback has received praise for its distinctive design and good equipment levels. However, it has been criticised for prioritising style over substance, with material quality and practicality not matching the best of its rivals.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, electric
Price: From £21,555 on-road

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

DS 3 Crossback 1

The Car Expert

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DS 3 Crossback 2

Auto Express

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DS 3 Crossback 3

Autocar

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DS 3 Crossback 4

Car

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DS 3 Crossback 5

Carbuyer

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DS 3 Crossback 6

Honest John

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DS 3 Crossback 7

Parkers

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DS 3 Crossback 8

The Sun

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DS 3 Crossback 9

The Sunday Times

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DS 3 Crossback 10

The Telegraph

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DS 3 Crossback 11

Top Gear

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DS 3 Crossback 12

What Car?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: July 2019

DS 3 Crossback 14

96%

ADULT OCCUPANT

DS 3 Crossback 15

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

DS 3 Crossback 16

64%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

DS 3 Crossback 17

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Note on safety rating

All DS 3 Crossback models sold in the UK qualify for a five-star Euro NCAP rating, although additional safety equipment is available at extra cost. In some other European markets, the DS 3 Crossback only has a four-star rating as standard due to lower levels of safety equipment.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The DS 3 Crossback has not yet been lab test by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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If you’re looking at the DS 3 Crossback, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q2 | BMW X2 | Citroën C3 Aircross | Fiat 500X | Mazda CX-3 | Mini Countryman | Nissan Juke | Peugeot 2008 | SEAT Arona | Vauxhall Mokka X | Volkswagen T-Cross

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