Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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. Citroen DS3 safety levels are good thanks to standard-fit ESP stability control, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, six airbags and Isofix child seat anchor points.

Few small three-door cars are especially practical but the DS3 is better than many alternatives. For starters it has a large boot with 285 litres of luggage room - more than double that of a MINI and slightly bigger than a Volkswagen Polo. The tailgate opening is wide, so getting larger items in and out is simple, plus the boot floor itself is wide.

The rear seats split 60/40 and fold down to create a larger space. In the front there's decent storage with a useful cubby in front of the gear lever, but the door pockets are disappointingly short and half of the glovebox is taken up by the fuse panel.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Citroën DS3 (10-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

BLA equipment

BLA standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
BLA optional equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

by Orla Kiely equipment

by Orla Kiely standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Leather seat trim
by Orla Kiely optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

DSign equipment

DSign standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
DSign optional equipment
None available

DSign by Benefit equipment

DSign by Benefit standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
DSign by Benefit optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels

DSign Noire by Benefit equipment

DSign Noire by Benefit standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
DSign Noire by Benefit optional equipment
None available

DSign Plus equipment

DSign Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
DSign Plus optional equipment
None available

DSire equipment

DSire standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
DSire optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Space saver spare wheel

DSire Plus equipment

DSire Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
DSire Plus optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Space saver spare wheel

DSport equipment

DSport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
DSport optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

DSport Pink equipment

DSport Pink standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
DSport Pink optional equipment
None available

DSport Plus equipment

DSport Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
DSport Plus optional equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

DSport Red equipment

DSport Red standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
DSport Red optional equipment
None available

DStyle equipment

DStyle standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
DStyle optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

DStyle by Benefit equipment

DStyle by Benefit standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
DStyle by Benefit optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

DStyle Ice equipment

DStyle Ice standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
DStyle Ice optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel

DStyle Pink equipment

DStyle Pink standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
DStyle Pink optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

DStyle Plus equipment

DStyle Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
DStyle Plus optional equipment
None available

DStyle Red equipment

DStyle Red standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
DStyle Red optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

DStyle Techno equipment

DStyle Techno standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
DStyle Techno optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel

Ultra Prestige equipment

Ultra Prestige standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Ultra Prestige optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

WHI equipment

WHI standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
WHI optional equipment
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Citroën DS3 (10-15) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2009
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 87%
Child Occupant: 71%
Vulnerable Road Users: 35%
Safety Assist: 83%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.