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2021 (70/21) DS DS 3 1.5 BlueHDi Prestige 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7 inch digital instrument cluster displayApple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth handsfree and media steaming with 1A USB socketCruise control with speed limiter
DS Connect Box emergency and assistance systemMulti function on board trip computer
PASRear parking sensors
Service indicatorSpeed limit recognition and speed warning


2x USB sockets in frontDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Acoustic and tinted front and rear windscreensAutomatic front windscreen wipers
Automatic lightsAutomatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Body coloured bumpersChrome door handles
Dark tinted rear windowsDS 3D LED rear lights
DS monogram on rear tailgateElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Electrically folding door mirrors with DS LED spotlightElectrochrome door mirrors
Flush fitting exterior door handlesFront and rear electric windows
Gloss black exterior door mirrorsHalogen headlights
Heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
LED rear number plate lightsSingle exhaust tailpipe
Tinted exterior door mirrors 

Interior Features

12V socket60/40 split rear seat back
Adjustable front and rear headrestsAdjustable steering wheel
Automatic air conditioningBag support hooks in the boot
Boot lightDriver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated LED vanity mirrors
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear LED reading lights
Front central armrestFront/rear passenger grab handles
Height adjustable front seatsOdour filter
Premium seat with comfort foam and pads & map pocketTwin front cupholders
Two rear isofix mounting points 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Airbags - front / rear lateral and curtain airbagsElectric parking brake
ESPHeight adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners and front and rear load limiter
Hill assist controlSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle on boot lid


ImmobiliserKeyless Start
Locking wheel nutsPerimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
Remote central locking + deadlocks 


Black centre caps with DS logo
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.088CO2 (g/km)102
HC+NOx0.08Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb123
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH136WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL123
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH158WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH120WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL102
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH135WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH123WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL111

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio16.4:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84.8
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)76.3EC Extra Urban (mpg)83.1
EC Urban (mpg)67.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL4.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL3.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL4.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH54.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL62.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH46.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL55.7WLTP - MPG - High - TEH61.9
WLTP - MPG - High - TEL72.7WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH54.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL58WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH60
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL66.9 


Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power100
Coin DescriptionBlueHDiCoin SeriesPrestige
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %54
NCAP Safety Assist %63Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)11.4Engine Power - BHP102
Engine Power - KW75Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleMADRID
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)44Gross Vehicle Weight1695
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1050Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350
Max. Loading Weight490Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640Minimum Kerbweight1205
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

DS 3 Crossback

By Jonathan Crouch


The DS 3 Crossback is hardly inexpensive but in compensation it's a satisfyingly desirable take on small SUV motoring. The design is individual, the cabin feels special and it's well equipped. Plus the combustion engines are willing and economical - and there's the option of full-electric technology if you want it. This is the car that really moved the DS brand forward.


Automotive manufacturers wanting to be really profitable tend to focus these days on two things; premium brands and compact SUVs. Here's a car that aimed to satisfy on both counts, the fashionable DS 3 Crossback, introduced here in 2019. It shared most of its engineering with familiar PSA Group superminis like Peugeot's 208 and Vauxhall's Corsa, but packaged it all up with a stylised expression of Gallic savoir faire. Buyers were promised distinctive looks, jewel-like detailing and cutting-edge technology. There was also the option of a full-electric 'E-TENSE' version too. Size-wise, the car fits somewhere between supermini-based 'B'-segment SUVs and 'Qashqai'-sized 'C'-segment SUV models - positioning which might actually be ideal for some potential buyers. This model's combustion engines were amongst the most efficient on the market and there were some genuinely individual trimming choices to make this model really stand out. DS called it 'Haute Couture' and hoped potential buyers would find this car refreshingly different. The DS 3 Crossback sold in its original form until mid-2022, when it was facelifted and renamed simply as the 'DS 3'. It's the 2019-2023-era DS 3 Crossback models though, we look at here.

What You Get

'DS' stands for 'Different Spirit' and the look of this car is certainly different, the idea being to offer a more interesting take on 'B'-segment supermini-based SUV design. Established DS themes include the LED fangs in the front bumper and the unusual shark fin between the side windows, but perhaps it's just as important to point out that the dimensions here position this car amongst the bigger contenders in this segment, targeting Audi Q2s and Honda HR-Vs rather than Jukes and Renault Capturs. At the wheel, it's like nothing you'll have experienced before. If diamonds are a girl's best friend, as Marilyn Monroe once assured us, then ladies are going to absolutely love this Crossback's cabin because that's a theme that reoccurs almost everywhere. Of course if you favour Teutonic simplicity and clarity of form, you won't like it at all. What's served up here is a glorious antidote to all that, a celebration, the DS designers hope, of everything that's cutting edge in French fashion. You can't help suspecting that the infotainment screen would have been diamond-shaped too, had it not been necessary to source it from the PSA Group parts bin. The dashtop-mounted screen is conventionally square and offered in either 7-inch form or, if you have it with navigation, a larger 10-inch size. Anything that isn't included on the central display (and much that is) can be found on the smart virtual instrument screen you view through the leather-bound three-spoke steering wheel. Rear leg room actually isn't bad at all, helped by the scalloped seat backs and the way that it's easy to slide your brogues beneath the chair in front. Thanks to the sloping roof line, head space isn't quite as good, but much more of an issue is the way that your side view out is so restricted by that 'shark fin' side pillar design. The boot offers 350-litres of space and is accessible via a low loading lip, so lugging heavy items in and out will be easy. Push forward the 60:40-split backrest and 1,050-litres of space is revealed.

What to Look For

You'll need to buy carefully but the use of common Peugeot and Citroen parts means that reliability shouldn't be any worse than models from those brands. Most of the problems we came across tended to centre on electrical issues with things like the sat-nav and air-con. And with the central screen, which is known to sometimes fail, glitch out or go blank; check its functions thoroughly. Some of the seat material is fairly light in hue, so may be starting to look a bit grubby. We've come across several start-up issues, one owner's alarm kept going off and there have been a number of reported battery problems. The most common problems with come across to the car's accessories and electrical systems, such is the retracting door handles, which seem to have a mind of their own. We've also heard owners report issues with certain advanced driver assistance systems which can sometimes be rather over-assertive. There were two recalls for the combustion versions, one for models made between May-September 2019 (a defective fuel tank) and the other for diesels made between October 2019 and October 29020, which may have blocked AdBlue injectors. With the E-TENSE version, owners have complained that the car isn't able to correctly gauge how many miles are left in the battery; often apparently, the display shows just 170 miles or so, even when fully charged. There have also been some gripes about setting the charging timer correctly. And suggestions that the usable battery capacity is actually some way below the claimed 50kWh. The charging app is also apparently awkward to use. As usual, with all DS 3 Crossbacks, check for wheel scuffs and interior child damage; and insist on a fully stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense - Ex Vat) Front brake pads sit in the £30 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £83-£100 bracket. A wiper is around £14-£19. A pollen filter is around £15. A wing mirror glass is around £18-£23.

On the Road

Back in 2019, the DS brand was still deciding exactly how its products should ride and handle. Dynamically, this one is amongst the better cars on its kind in the small SUV segment. To be more specific, the steering's pleasingly accurate but could do with a tad more feel for the times when you're pushing on through tighter bends. Body roll is well controlled for such a relatively high-sided small car. And the ride's relatively pliant, feeling good at highway speeds though it can be upset by deeper potholes and sharper speed humps. The six-speed manual gearbox is quite slick too, though you can only have it with the two entry-level 100hp engines, the BlueHDi 100 diesel and the PureTech 100 petrol unit. The same three cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine also features further up the range with either 130 or 155hp, but in these guises must be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. As a DS 3 Crossback buyer, your other option is the fully-electric 'E-Tense' version, which uses a 136hp electric motor linked to a 50kWh lithium-ion battery and can offer 200 miles of WLTP-rated driving range. If, as is more likely, you're happy with combustion power, you'll find that petrol and diesel variants can offer class-leading levels of segment efficiency. The PureTech 100 petrol variant for instance, manages up to 52mpg on the combined cycle and up to 105g/km of CO2.


Competitor nameplates have the market recognition that DS is still seeking - but the company found more of it courtesy of this car. It has a special feel lacking from most similarly-priced rivals - and its E-TENSE electrified technology was ahead of them too. It's not the most practical option of its kind in terms of rear seat room or boot space - and not everyone will like the looks. But there are some nice equipment touches, spec levels are quite generous and the combustion engines are superbly efficient. And in summary? Well as we said when reviewing the larger DS 7 Crossback, we like this car most because it feels special - or at least it will for the right kind of buyer. That customer will love the painstaking attention that's been paid to almost every detail of this design. Again, it's certainly true that in some respects, the execution here isn't perfect - but then there's something rather soul-less and clinical about perfection. Ultimately, this car, like its brand, is aspirational. If you are too and you're shopping in this segment amongst 2019-2023-era small SUVs looking for something a bit different, we think there's just a chance you might like it very much indeed.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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47 monthly payments of£311.13
Total amount payable£22,118.11
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£16,998
Credit amount£16,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge15.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£7245
Term (months)48

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  • Ds Ds 3 - 1.5 BlueHDi Prestige 5dr
  • TGZ2941
  • GBP
  • 16998
  • 6872 miles, Wolverhampton Motorstore / Vanstore