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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.6 THP 16v Petrol 149 g/km (Min) £160
1.6 THP 16v Petrol 149 g/km (Max) £160

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £160
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 32
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.