Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Space not class leading
  • Clever touches
  • PHEV boot smaller than petrol

How much space is there?

That rakish roof line does mean rear space is compromised. A tall rear-seat passenger will feel very hemmed in behind a tall driver for instance. The heavy window tinting in the rear also makes it feel a bit claustrophobic.

Up front things are better. Both driver and passenger have good shoulder room and the arm rest that sits between them is separated in half, which hopefully means no squabbling. 

The doorbins are a decent size and there’s a neat recess to stick keys in underneath the arm rest.

Boot space and storage

Boot space is dependent on which model you choose. The regular petrol model has a 430-litre boot, making it bigger than a BMW 1 Series and largely the same as an Audi A3 or Mercedes A-Class.

The E-Tense plug-in hybrid model makes do with a 390-litre boot. This is compounded by the charging cables, which are bulky and usually kept in the boot, eating into available space.

There’s also a handy load-through flap which pokes through the back rest, enabling you to load long items. This isn’t available on the entry-level Bastille + model though.

Is it easy to park?

Yes, it is. All cars get reversing sensors and a camera, the lens being particularly sharp. It’s one of the clearest reversing cameras we’ve seen on a car. The pillars beside the windscreen are also relatively thin, making it easy to front park too.

Safety

  • Four star rating as standard
  • Five star for additional safety pack
  • Score particularly highly in child occupant tests

The DS 4 has received two scores from Euro NCAP. The four star result is for the standard model, while cars fitted with additional safety equipment received a five out of five from the European crash regulators.

The safety pack bumps the safety assist score from 65% to 82% by using a more advanced braking system, which was enough to secure the overall star rating possible.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the DS 4 Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim

Bastille + equipment

Bastille + standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Bastille + optional equipment
None available

Cross Rivoli equipment

Cross Rivoli standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
Cross Rivoli optional equipment
None available

Cross Trocadero equipment

Cross Trocadero standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Cross Trocadero optional equipment
None available

La Premiere equipment

La Premiere standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
La Premiere optional equipment
None available

Performance Line equipment

Performance Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
Performance Line optional equipment
None available

Performance Line + equipment

Performance Line + standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Performance Line + optional equipment
None available

Perofrmance Line equipment

Perofrmance Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
Perofrmance Line optional equipment
None available

Rivoli equipment

Rivoli standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
Rivoli optional equipment
None available

Trocadero equipment

Trocadero standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Trocadero optional equipment
None available