Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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

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

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 36 - 65 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The top model for fuel economy is going to be the 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel as it will return 55.4mpg on average. Overall costs, such as insurance and servicing, should be inexpensive and keep Citroen DS4 running costs down to an affordable level. The DS4 does suffer more than most of its rivals in terms of depreciation. This isn’t helped by the deals often on offer from the manufacturer.

Citroen DS4 emissions levels are quite good across the range. The 1.6-litre 110 eHDi is the stand out choice emitting 114g/km. This means road tax is minimal while the car avoids the first year tax charge. Even the top-of-the-range 200bhp petrol car emits a fairly sensible 149g/km.

Based on the 2011 Citroen C4, the Citroen DS4 reliability record should be much more positive reading. This is down to the latest C4 being a big improvement over the previous car, which was blighted by electrical faults. Citroen insists build quality has improved and the company has worked hard to try and rebuild its reputation.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £265
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Insurance group 14 - 31
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