DS 3

DS 3 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about DS Automobiles' small car range. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the DS 3 range. 


The DS 3 was originally badge as a Citroen, but was spun off into the standalone DS Automobiles brand. Think of it as an alternative to BMW's premium Mini range, but for a stack less cash. For more information on the Velar, click on our further stories on the links below.

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Choose from hatchback and cabriolet bodystyles for your DS 3. Both are slick-looking small cars, based on the common or garden Citroen C3 mechanical underpinnings but dressed up with a whole load of French fancy. These are fun, feelgood superminis but can't sadly live with the dynamics of a Mini or Audi A1. However, if you value chic style on a budget, the DS 3 duo make an interesting alternative. Look out for the plentiful special editions, many of which bundle in a wodge of extra equipment and cosmetic fripperies to make them stand out from the crowd.

The one we’d buy

All DS 3s look the part; you can't go too far wrong...

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Performance models pay only lip service to their name...

Rivals to consider

Audi A1, Mercedes-Benz A-class, Mini hatchback


Fun joie de vivre, chic style, some good equipment levels and prices are keen


It's just not as good to drive as most rivals, quality is only skin-deep...

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