DS3 Crossback E-Tense Review


Price: £35,320 - £41,570

An upmarket electric SUV would seem to be the type of car which everyone is after. But the DS3 doesn’t do anything better than cheaper rivals, so you'll be choosing it for the looks alone.

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  • Battery size: 50kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.36
  • E-Rating™: A

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  • Max charge rate: 100 kW
  • Range: 193-232 miles

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  • Electrifying.com E-Rating A
Driven and reviewed by Electrifying.com・ Published: 24/09/2020・Updated: 14/09/2022

Ginny Says

“I love the way the E-Tense looks and the serene way it drives - it's so calming. But I have to admit is starts looking very pricey once you get towards the top of the range.”

Tom Says

“I don’t get the DS3 Crossback. It’s got an interior more self-consciously ‘stylish’ than a flock of hipsters. And there are cheaper, better-looking cars that do the same things.”

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Got questions? We've put together the most frequently-asked topics below. If there's something we haven't answered here or in the review then let us know on our contact page

Is the DS3 Crossback a hybrid?

There are three different engine choices for the DS3 Crossback – petrol, diesel and pure electric. There’s no hybrid option.

Is the DS3 Crossback E-Tense a 4x4?

No, it is front-wheel-drive only.

Is the DS3 Crossback E-Tense a Citroen?

It is made by the same company, yes. But it is now a different brand which has gone upmarket.

Are there other electric DS models?

Not yet, but there is a PHEV version of the bigger DS7.

How long does it take to charge a DS3 Crossback E-Tense?

At home using a wallbox the E-Tense will fully charge in around seven hours. It can also use the new 11kW chargers if you are lucky enough to have one. To rapid DC charge, the DS uses a CCS type plug and can accepts a 100kw input and can go from 20 to 80% in 30 minutes. 

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