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DS 3 Reviews
Parkers80
Car Keys80
Carbuyer74
The Telegraph70
AA70
Autocar70
Auto Express60
Top Gear60
What Car40
Total Aggregate Score
67
4
4 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
It really is great to drive with tremendous poise in corners and responsive steering, while the ride remains forgiving. It's also very well built - something that can't be said for all Citroens - with a genuinely premium feel to the interior and impressive refinement at higher speeds.
4
4 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
The DS 3 remains the best current case study for what the DS brand should be producing.
3.7
3.7 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
The DS3 stands out in the upmarket supermini market thanks to its practicality, style, fun-to-drive character and well-built interior.
7
7 / 10
The Telegraph
Review Summary
The Citroen DS3 looks great, plus most versions offer low running costs and a decent standard specification.
3.5
3.5 / 5
AA
Review Summary
The French firm's Mini rival remains a competent alternative to the benchmark car in this class. In high power THP 165 trim the DS3 is good fun to drive, delivering an experience that's both refined and engaging.
3.5
3.5 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
Retaining better handling and a healthy slug more driver appeal than you’ll find in most of its rivals, it remains one of the more recommendable cars of its type in our book.
3
3 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
The DS 3 is an upmarket rival to the MINI with posh aspirations, but it's starting to feel its age.
6
6 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
2
2 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
The DS 3 has smart styling and eager engines. However, its poor ride and handling stop it beating the best superminis.
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