Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Not officially tested by EuroNCAP yet
  • New DS Connect Box system is standard
  • Lack of advanced safety kit offered as standard

We expect DS 4 hatchback safety levels to be very good, the 2011 model received a full five-star rating when it was tested by EuroNCAP and we see no reason why this new car will not follow suit.

All cars come equipped with rear parking sensors, a new traction control system, numerous airbags, hill start assist, tyre pressure sensors and automatic lights and wipers. There’s also a new system called DS Connect Box which includes an automatic call system used to locate the vehicle and obtain assistance in the event of an emergency or breakdown.

We are so used to modern cars coming with a suite of new advanced safety kit that we couldn’t help but feel disappointed here. No lane departure warning system or collision prevention aids are offered even as optional equipment.

For a premium you can buy a pack containing a blind spot monitoring system and front parking sensors though and top-trimmed cars also come with a reversing camera as standard.

  • DS 4 offers a bigger boot compared with main rivals
  • Re-chargeable torch will come in handy
  • Lack of storage options for rear passengers

DS 4 hatchback practicality levels are very good. There’s 385-litres of boot space on offer which is fractionally bigger than the Audi A3 Sportback and 30 litres larger than the BMW 1 Series.

This does decrease slightly if you opt for the upgraded sound system though, which fits a subwoofer into the boot of the car and takes up 26 litres.

Inside the boot there is a power socket available as well as a very practical removable torch which is recharged by the car. Clips and elasticated straps are also fitted so you can secure your shopping bags. The tailgate is quite high though which can make it difficult loading and unloading heavier items in the boot.

If you’re moving house or need more luggage space for the next family holiday, the rear seats can all be folded down individually.

There are plenty of storage options up front, but the glovebox suffers from fusebox intrusion on right-hand drive cars. The door pockets are large, and there’s a handy drawer under the front passenger seat. There’s only one cupholder in the whole of the car though.

Those in the back only have thin door pockets available, unless they have opted for Prestige trim which adds pockets in the rear of the front seats. There is an additional power source in the back too, ideal for charging tablets or portable DVD players to keep the kids entertained over long journeys.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the DS 4 (15-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

1955 equipment

1955 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
1955 optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

DSign equipment

DSign standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
DSign optional equipment
None available

DSport equipment

DSport standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
DSport optional equipment
None available

DStyle Nav equipment

DStyle Nav standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
DStyle Nav optional equipment
None available

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Elegance optional equipment
None available

Performance Line equipment

Performance Line standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Performance Line optional equipment
None available

Prestige equipment

Prestige standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Prestige optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim