Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 47 - 74 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.
  • Diesel engines offer the best running costs
  • The best performing engine is the 1.6-litre diesel with 118bhp

If DS 4 running costs are top of your priority list then diesel is the best engine choice, in particular the 118bhp 1.6-litre paired with a manual gearbox which boasts CO2 emissions of 100g/km and an official combined fuel consumption of 74.3mpg.

If you’d prefer a little more power and a sub-10 second 0-62mph time then the higher-powered 148bhp 2-litre manual diesel has some promising figures with a combined fuel economy of 72.4mpg and the same CO2 emissions as the lower-powered option (on 17-inch alloys).

DS 4 Hatchback CO2 emissions are adequate but not class-leading as no model manages to get below 100g/km which isn’t great in the face of ever-tightening BIK tax bands for company car drivers. If maximising your running costs is top of your priority list, the 148bhp 2-litre diesel, or the 118bhp 1.6-litre option are both matched on CO2 at 100g/km. The latter has marginally better fuel economy though.

We don’t think there’ll be much to worry about when it comes to DS 4 hatchback reliability. Despite the new branding many of the car’s fundamental underpinnings and components are tried and tested in other Citroen models and the French firm has a well-established reputation for producing reliable cars.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £165
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Insurance group 17 - 31
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