Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

Insurance costs will be high, but Citroen servicing costs aren’t usually that prohibitive and with an average official fuel consumption of 44.1mpg your debit card won’t feel the pain too often.

CO2 emissions are pegged at 149g/km, which puts the DS3 Racing in VED Road tax band F. That means your annual road tax bill will be pretty reasonable too.

More often than not, this has been the weak link in Citroen cars but the French firm is striving to improve its fairly poor reputation for reliability and build quality. Like the standard DS3 the Racing certainly feels more robust than previous Citroens, especially inside, but only time will tell whether this is a reliable model.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £170
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Insurance group 32
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