Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7
  • Useful amount of bootspace, but lags behind e-Niro
  • Plenty of rear-seat headroom
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

The DS 3 Crossback range is based on a ‘multi-energy’ CMP platform that means it’s been designed with both petrol/diesel and electric powertrains in mind. This is unlike a number of recent electric cars that haven’t been built to accommodate the numerous batteries associated with EVs, meaning overall layout and practicality is compromised. 

As such, the DS 3 Crossback range (including the E-Tense) has a boot capacity of 350 litres, which is slightly larger than Hyundai Kona Electric, but smaller than the Kia e-Niro. It’s a decent shape, but the noticeable lip protruding up from the boot floor could impede users when loading heavy or awkward items.

2019 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense bootspace

Room in the back is respectable, with plenty of headroom and a reasonable amount of kneeroom. Space under the front seats to place your feet could be improved, however. You’ll also struggle to comfortably fit three passengers across the rear seats, although this is par for the course when it comes to cars of this size.

Adults and children alike won’t appreciate the ‘shark fin’ design of the three-door DS 3 being retained here – it obscures a lot of the view out for no good reason.. 

How safe is it?

The DS 3 Crossback received a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when fitted with the Safety Pack (including autonomous emergency braking) – something that is standard on all European examples. Testers gave it 96% for adult occupant protection, noting it delivered ‘good’ or ‘adequate’ results in all individual areas.

Like other recent cars from DS’ parent firm, PSA, the 3 Crossback will alert you to hazards audibly – to the point of startling you given the serenity of the E-Tense – so ask the dealer to set these alerts for your comfort level before driving off.

Standard safety equipment (featured in the Safety Pack) includes:

Upgrade to Ultra Prestige models and you get the Advanced Safety Pack, featuring: 

Upgrade to top-spec La Première and the Premium Safety Pack is fitted, including: 

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Bastille equipment

Bastille standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Bastille optional equipment
None available

Ines De La Fressange equipment

Ines De La Fressange standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Ines De La Fressange optional equipment
None available

La Premiere equipment

La Premiere standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
La Premiere optional equipment
None available

Louvre equipment

Louvre standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
Louvre optional equipment
None available

Performance Line equipment

Performance Line standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Performance Line optional equipment
None available

Performance Line + equipment

Performance Line + standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Performance Line + optional equipment
None available

Prestige equipment

Prestige standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Prestige optional equipment
None available

Rivoli equipment

Rivoli standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Rivoli optional equipment
None available

Ultra Prestige equipment

Ultra Prestige standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Ultra Prestige optional equipment
None available
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