Used DS 7 CROSSBACK For Sale
If you're looking for a medium-sized SUV that can transport the whole family in a sea of comfort and style, then the DS 7 CROSSBACK is for you.
Introduced in 2017, the DS 7 CROSSBACK was the brand's first release as a standalone brand, having operated as a sub-division of Citroën before 2016. The remit was simple; create a luxurious SUV that places an emphasis on unique design and everyday usability.
Since then, the DS 7 CROSSBACK has proven popular with motorists who are looking for a left-field alternative to the traditional options. Reasons to consider the DS 7 CROSSBACK include:
- Unique appearance and design
- Efficient engines - including a hybrid option
- Generous equipment list
- Spacious interior and boot
- Rare compared to most rivals
Engines and Driving Experience
Considering the DS 7 CROSSBACK has been geared towards style and luxury, what with the 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels, it manages to soak up bumps in the road incredibly well. This is thanks to a system called Active Scan Suspension (model dependent), which uses cameras to monitor the road ahead and subsequently optimise the suspension accordingly.
Diesel engines consist of a 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre BlueHDi unit, which produce 128bhp and 178bhp respectively. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard on the larger unit but optional on the smaller engine. Go for the 1.5-litre and you'll be able to achieve up to 55.3mpg, while the 2.0-litre returns up to 48.2mpg.
There are three petrol engines: a turbocharged 1.2-litre with 128bhp and a pair of 1.6-litre units that produce 178bhp and 222bhp. The smaller unit can achieve up to 46mpg, while the more potent 1.6-litre engines will return around 40mpg.
The E-tense plug-in hybrid model will appeal to eco-friendly motorists. The 1.6-litre petrol engine combines with the electric motors to produce just over 300bhp; the 0 to 62mph sprint takes just 5.9 seconds. Once charged, you'll be able to travel up to 40 miles on electric power.
Practicality and Running Costs
Being a mid-sized SUV, it should come as no great surprise to learn that the DS 7 CROSSBACK offers plenty of space inside for the whole family. In fact, three adults should be able to occupy the rear of the DS 7 CROSSBACK without too many complaints. It's worth noting that models with a panoramic sunroof should be avoided if your family are taller than average because it eats into the headroom.
With 555 litres on offer, the boot is absolutely massive. Better yet, the rear seats can be folded down to create a van-like 1,752-litre loading bay. Unlike some rivals, opting for the plug-in hybrid model doesn't eat into boot capacity. The DS 7 has a towing capacity of up to 1,550kg; although this is slightly lower than the Audi Q3 (up to 2,200kg).
Annual premiums shouldn't be too horrendous because the DS 7 CROSSBACK sits in insurance groups between 21 and 31. Servicing and maintenance is reasonable because the engines are largely shared with Peugeot models, and can be completed at your nearest Evans Halshaw DS Salon.
Interior, Technology and Safety
DS as a brand place emphasis on French flair and luxury, which reflects in the DS 7 CROSSBACK's cabin. Soft-touch materials have been used liberally on every surface, while a large 12-inch touchscreen occupies the centre of the dashboard for maximum visual impact.
DS clearly felt analogue dials were a thing of the past, which is why the DS 7 CROSSBACK gets a super-sharp 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that can be configured to your taste.
Entry-level Elegance models are well-equipped, coming with rear parking sensors, various bits of leather trim and 18-inch alloy wheels. The next level is Prestige, where you'll get LED ambient lighting, front parking sensors and wireless charging for your smartphone. Ultra Prestige is even more opulent, with a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, a powered tailgate and adaptive cruise control all included.
If you fancy a sportier model, then there is the Performance Line. This variant boasts Alcantara on the seats and dashboard, as well as tinted windows, sat-nav and heated front seats.
Available safety features include:
- Lane-keeping assist
- Lane-departure warning
- Driver fatigue monitoring
- DS Connected Pilot (semi-autonomous driving that's standard on Ultra Prestige models)
- Automatic emergency braking
Is the DS 7 CROSSBACK right for me?
If you're looking for a luxurious medium-sized SUV that can comfortably accommodate the whole family, then the DS 7 CROSSBACK is the perfect choice. The interior is futuristic in its design and generously equipped, while the flexible engine choices will translate to reasonable running costs.
As with any SUV in today's market, there are plenty of options to choose from. The Audi Q3 is an established rival with a higher towing capacity, making it a better choice if you tow caravans or trailers on a regular basis. Alternatively, there is the BMW X1, which offers a sharper driving experience and feels slightly more robust throughout.
Why purchase a used DS 7 CROSSBACK through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to 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.