The Citroen DS3 is competitively priced in its class and offers savings past the initial outlay.
A compact three-door hatchback with economic engines, the lowest return expected from the range is 42mpg from the 1.6 THP, while the 1.6 90 HDi can hit a remarkable 70mpg. Buyers will also benefit from some of the lowest emissions in this class, with the 1.6 90 HDi also boasting the lowest tax costs for the class, leaving its nearest competitors trailing by a long way.
Buyers should not be fooled by the three-door design, as the Citroen DS3 offers a spacious interior, especially for rear passengers who benefit from three properly sized seats. It also has excellent insulation to ensure the ride is quiet whatever the speed or the quality of the road surface.
With an attractive, modern appearance, compact design and ample boot and cabin storage, the Citroen DS3 is an attractive small car.
The DS3 is also hugely adaptable with eleven body colours and seven roof graphics to choose from. The interior can also be customised to individual tastes with a choice of six dashboard colours and five finishes for the gear knob. A vast choice of upholstery and wheels allows the vehicle to be personalised even further, making the Citroen DS3 one of the most customisable vehicles on the road.
A five-star Euro NCAP rating has been achieved with features aimed at maintaining control at all times. The automatic braking system features electronic brakeforce distribution that works to ensure that brake pressure is applied exactly when and where it is needed. Electronic stability controls kick in to help prevent and lessen the effect of skidding. With six airbags as standard and built-in ISOFIX child seat anchors, this is a vehicle that offers safety for all occupants.
The comfort of the DS3 is accentuated by responsive steering and minimum body roll, while the suspension will ensure a smooth ride along slow bumpy roads and motorways alike. This is a versatile car that is comfortable for long distance driving, but which also offers all round visibility, making city driving and parking both easy and safe.
In 2010, the Citroen DS3 was awarded the coveted Small Car of the Year and Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine, cementing its place in the market as a quality car for performance, handling and style.
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