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DS 7 verdict

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 29 March 2023 Updated: 10 October 2023

Should you buy one?

There’s a lot of choice in this segment, especially at the premium end and the DS 7 remains somewhat of an outlier. It isn’t as engaging or polished to drive as the BMW X1 and it still lacks the badge appeal of a Mercedes GLC.

If you want a well-equipped yet alternative premium SUV, you could well enjoy owning a DS 7. However, just remember that there are objectively better mainstream options out there that will serve you just as well – if not better.

What we like

It’s something different. We like its quirky interior, unusual layout and ‘watchstrap’ leather upholstery. There’s also loads of space in the cabin, plenty of room in the boot and impressive performance from the range-topping E-Tense 4×4 360 model.

What we don’t like

It still isn’t as polished as its German, Japanese or Korean rivals. You can also spot the parts sharing between lesser models which drags the interior ambience down. The ride and handling on the E-Tense 4×4 360 model can’t stand up to Britain’s damaged roads, either.

DS 7 review (2023)
The DS 7 is an unusual choice in the premium SUV segment, but it isn’t the best.