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DS 7 Crossback

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Summary


The DS 7 Crossback is a medium-sized SUV/crossover that is also currently the flagship of the DS Automobiles range. It shares its platform with several other models in the PSA family, such as the Peugeot 5008 and Citroën C5 Aircross, but its price and equipment are positioned above its sister brands.

It is the first SUV for DS Automobiles in the European market, although it has sold other vehicles in China previously. It is also the first all-new car for DS, as previous models have simply been rebadged Citroëns.

A plug-in hybrid version of the DS 7 Crossback was added to the range in the middle of 2019, in addition to the regular petrol and diesel engine options.

The DS 7 Crossback has received average to good scores from UK media sources. As of October 2021, its overall Expert Rating of 58% puts it in the bottom half of the mid-size premium SUV class, with a score that is a long way behind the class-leading Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. It has been praised for its comfort and quality, but criticised for an uninspiring driving experience.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £33,335 on-road

Launched: Winter 2017/18
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2017

91%

ADULT OCCUPANT

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

73%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The DS 7 Crossback has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the DS 7 Crossback is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

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DS 7 CrossbackThe DS 7 Crossback has received average scores from UK media sources. It has been praised for its comfort and quality, but criticised for an uninspiring driving experience.