Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Good quality of materials
  • Easy to use touchscreen system
  • Light and airy cabin

When you settle behind the wheel of the new DS 4 Crossback you’ll be greeted by a refined and good quality cabin.

It’s light and airy courtesy of the large panoramic windscreen and both the driver and front passenger have individual adjustable blinds and folding sun shields to adapt if needed.

Fit and finish is overall very good and the seven-inch colour touchscreen system is easy to navigate around and fairly intuitive to use; we’ve used systems that are more modern with greater resolution than the touchscreen on offer here though.

There are still plenty of buttons and switches on the centre console so you’ll need some time to get used to the cabin and learn your way around. That said, the driver’s seat and steering wheel is easily adjusted to find a comfortable seating position and there are plenty of practical cubbies littered around the driver’s seat where you can store drinks, your smartphone and any loose change.

One option we would strongly recommend is the ‘Watch Strap’ leather which looks particularly upmarket and the three-ringed infotainment display and trip computer behind the steering wheel is a particular highlight.

  • Ride quality very good
  • Lots of comfort features as standard

DS 4 Crossback comfort levels are very good and the suspension does an excellent job of tackling bumps and potholes in the road.

The large panoramic windscreen makes the cabin feel light and airy and there is virtually no road or wind noise to be heard even at speeds past 60mph.

Larger 18-inch alloys fitted as standard make the ride more firm, however you can opt to downgrade your wheels to 17-inch to rectify this.

Space in the front is generous and those in the back should have enough headroom, although legroom is a little on the tight side.

There’s a whole host of comfort features as standard which will make a real difference on the road including keyless entry and start, dual-zone air-con, cruise control, height-adjustable driver armrest, steering wheel-mounted controls and interior mood lighting.

The driver’s seat and steering wheel can be easily adjusted for the most comfortable position and the front seats also offer adjustable lumbar support.