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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The DS3 was awarded the maximum five stars for crash protection from Euro NCAP - the official crash test organisation. This was under the new tougher test regime which was introduced in 2009. Now one overall rating, it covers not only adult occupant safety but also child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. Standard safety equipment includes ESP stability control, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, six airbags and Isofix child seat anchor points.

Well, it’s a hot hatch isn’t it, so it’s not much cop if you are planning a weekend away with the family. That said, it’s got a reasonably sized boot with 285 litres available with the rear seats up and 980 with the rear seats down. That’s bigger than a MINI John Cooper Works, but slightly outshone by the Clio Renaultsport. There’s also a decent amount of headroom wherever you are sitting but the sizeable sports seats seemed to have compromised legroom in the back.

The A-pillars are a bit hefty which affects forward visibility slightly and the rear window isn’t particularly large so visibility out of the rear view mirror is restricted somewhat. There are a number of cubbies that’ll hold your bits and bobs in, and that comes in very handy when you are throwing the DS3 Racing into the corners with gusto.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën DS3 Racing (11-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Racing Black equipment

Racing Black standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Racing Black optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Racing White equipment

Racing White standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Racing White optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel