Used DS 3 CROSSBACK For Sale
The DS 3 CROSSBACK is an entry-level SUV that has been designed for young families who want something that is stylish throughout.
Having become a standalone brand in 2015, the DS 3 CROSSBACK was the company's first model released without former parent manufacturer, Citroën. Since then, this SUV has made a big impression because it offers a premium finish without the price tag to match.
Here's an overview of what makes the DS 3 CROSSBACK a great used car:
- Futuristic interior design
- Efficient engines
- All-electric version available
- Reasonably fun to drive
- Eye-catching appearance
Engines and Driving Experience
There are three petrol engines to choose from, which are derived from a turbocharged 1.2-litre engine. The entry-level 100bhp unit is pokey enough and will return between 46 and 50mpg without too much trouble. With the inclusion of an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the 129bhp and 153bhp versions offer stronger performance. However, fuel economy is slightly worse, with 41 to 45mpg possible.
The sole 1.5-litre diesel is best reserved for long distance drivers, and can achieve between 54 and 62mpg with minimal effort. However, it's the all-electric E-tense model that will appeal to eco-friendly motorists. With 134bhp and a range of 200 miles, it makes a great alternative that won't cost a penny to tax.
As a driving experience, the DS 3 CROSSBACK is very similar to that of a regular hatchback, which is high praise indeed. Sure, there's a little extra body roll because of the height, but the grip is good and the whole car stable.
Practicality and Running Costs
Despite being an SUV, the DS 3 CROSSBACK isn't the most practical car in the world. Sure, you can fit four grown adults in the car, and you'll likely be able to accommodate most of their luggage, but it's no different to regular hatchbacks like the Ford Focus.
Still, with 5-doors as standard and a respectable level of space in the back, fitting a child's seat shouldn't be too much of an issue. With 350 litres of capacity, the boot isn't quite as big as the likes of the Volkswagen T-Roc (392 to 445 litres), yet it won't have any issue accommodating weekly shopping or a pushchair.
All petrol and diesel variants pay a flat road tax rate of £150 annually, while the all-electric variant won't cost a penny in tax because it produces zero emissions. Sitting in insurance groups between 14 and 24 (out of 50), premiums shouldn't be too hefty. Servicing and maintenance can be completed through your nearest Evans Halshaw DS Salon.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Lavish and futuristic in its design, the interior of the DS 3 CROSSBACK is an enjoyable place to spend time. Various high-quality materials can be found on all the commonly touched places, while features such as the digital cluster and vibrant central touchscreen all give the cabin a premium feeling.
Hardly what you'd call spartan, entry-level Elegance models get air-conditioning, Bluetooth, DAB radio, rear parking sensors and a 7-inch infotainment screen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) as standard.
You can benefit from luxuries such as climate control, all-round parking sensors and a 10-inch touchscreen, but you'll need to opt for the Prestige model. Step up to the Ultra Prestige and you'll get keyless entry, a rear-view camera and Matrix LED headlights. If you want something sportier, then look for a Performance Line car, which gets privacy glass, sports pedals and Alcantara features.
Scoring high for safety, the DS 3 CROSSBACK is available with the following features:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-keeping assist
- Blind spot detection
- Hill start assist
- Electronic stability control
Is the DS 3 right for me?
There's no shortage of small crossovers on the market at the moment, with the likes of the Nissan Juke and Ford EcoSport proving very popular among motorists. However, the DS 3 CROSSBACK offers a slightly different flavour to the more traditional options because it has a smarter interior and is available with an eco-friendly all-electric option.
In addition, the low running costs and reassuring driving experience means the DS 3 CROSSBACK will be an easy car to transition to if you're wanting to move away from regular hatchbacks and into an SUV.
Why purchase a used DS 3 CROSSBACK through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.