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Citroen DS3 outperforms other superminis in the 2013 WhatCar? JD Power Survey

The Citroen DS3 is named ‘Best Supermini’ in the 2013 survey, and comes fourth overall

The Citroen DS3 was given five stars for performance, service and running costs

The Citroen DS3 was given five stars for performance, service and running costs

JD Power, a global marketing information service company, has compiled owners’ opinions on the best cars to own in the UK, and the DS3 has come out as the respondents’ favourite supermini to own and drive.

Appearing in the JD Power survey for the first time, the Citroen DS3 received an 82.2% satisfaction score (the overall industry average was 77.6%), with a maximum five-star rating awarded by its owners for Performance, Service and Running Costs.

It really was an excellent performance for the Citroen DS3’s debut: not only was the car crowned king of the superminis, knocking the Honda Jazz from its top spot, but it placed fourth overall out of 116 models in the survey (you can read more about the overall winner here).

Owners love a lot of things about the DS3, like its quirky styling, the attractive instrument panel, quality trim and upholstery and the sound system. Comfort was also highly rated, thanks to its easy-to-adjust driver’s seat, effective heating and air conditioning systems. On top of all that, the car doesn't see owners spending too much on fuel or on servicing.

Citroen dealers were also praised in this survey, with owners commenting on clean facilities and professionalism.

Managing Director of Citroen UK, Linda Jackson, said “This is a simply fantastic result for DS3 and the Citroen brand.

"A model that continues to go from strength to strength and is rewarding drivers with an outstanding ownership experience."
The JD Power survey ranks the views of real car owners so this is very meaningful recognition for a model that continues to go from strength to strength and is obviously rewarding drivers with an outstanding ownership experience.”

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Emma Kinloch

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