DS models

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Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £23,299. Borrowing £18,639 with a £4,660 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£279.01
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£31,317.30
Cost of credit
£8,018.30
Optional final payment
£13,265.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

DS car buying guide

What DS models are there?

The DS 4 is a convincing alternative to a Mercedes A-Class or BMW 1 Series. It brings chiselled looks and a long list of standard features, including LED headlights, keyless start and a 10-inch touchscreen with phone connectivity. There are petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) options.

UK buyers don’t tend to buy big French saloons in anywhere near the same numbers as German ones like the BMW 5 Series, but that hasn’t stopped DS from launching the DS 9 onto our shores. It’s undoubtedly elegant but bears a little too much resemblance to the Peugeot 508. Two powerful PHEV engines are available.

 

Which DS models are SUVs?

The latest DS 3 is an SUV in terms of style, even if it offers little more interior space than the old DS 3 supermini. If you don’t need a lot of space, it’s certainly an interesting alternative to other premium small SUVs. The inside is particularly quirky, with diamond motifs and plush materials used throughout. An economical petrol engine can manage almost 50mpg, or there’s a fully electric version with a 200-mile range.

Above that is the DS 7, a car that shares parts with the Peugeot 3008 but aims at the BMW X3. In many aspects the DS 7 does manage to feel suitably premium, however its 128bhp engines aren’t powerful enough for a car like this. The plug-in hybrid is a better choice and, while it’s expensive new, it’s much better value as a used car.

FAQs

DS isn’t one of the biggest selling brands in the UK, so it’s hard to conclusively say whether its cars will be reliable. However, it’s part of the Citroen group and the wider Stellantis empire of car brands, so its powertrains and technology have been used extensively in other models. As ever, if you’d like total reassurance, you can take out a Motorpoint Extended Warranty.

Yes, there’s a fully electric DS 3, which shares its electrical gubbins with the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Mokka-e. Models produced before October 2022 have a 50kWh battery and a maximum 212-mile range, plus a 134bhp electric motor. Models produced later than this get a more powerful motor and a 250-mile range, courtesy of a slightly larger battery. Any electric DS 3 can recharge to 80% at a public fast charger in under half an hour.

DS’ E-Tense badging is used on its electrified cars – both fully electric cars like the DS 3 E-Tense and plug-in hybrids like the DS 7 E-Tense (you’ll still need to put petrol in the plug-in hybrids). DS offers E-Tense versions of each model it sells, and the brand is planning to go electric-only in the next couple of years.

The automatic gearbox DS uses on its petrol and hybrid models is called EAT8. It has eight speeds for quiet motorway progress, and stands for Efficient Automatic Transmission. Like most electric cars, the DS 3 E-Tense has a single-speed automatic transmission.

In DS-speak (and Peugeot and Citroen), PureTech is the name for its petrol engines. Most will be a 128bhp 1.2-litre engine, while the DS 7 also features a 1.6-litre version with more power.

Diesel engines are called BlueHDi, with the ‘Blue’ signifying that the engine needs AdBlue top-ups to reduce emissions. This will usually be handled by the brand’s service department, but high-mileage drivers might have to top up in-between services. AdBlue is available from most petrol stations and auto parts stores.

DS is all about French luxury, and that’s reflected in its trim level names. Prestige is a mid-spec trim level with two-tone alloy wheels, cruise control and parking sensors, while Ultra Prestige adds extra equipment like sat nav and a reversing camera. Some of DS’ other trim levels include Performance Line (like BMW’s M Sport spec), plus high-end Rivoli and Opera.

DS Iris is the name for the brand’s infotainment setup, with an info screen directly in front of the driver and a touchscreen on the top of the dashboard. It offers personalisation features and voice recognition, plus the usual connectivity features we’ve become used to.

The suite of driver assistance systems fitted to DS models is wrapped up in one umbrella term. On the motorway, it can keep you in your lane and at a set distance from the car in front, but don’t think it’s anywhere near self-driving.

A rare feature in mainstream cars, certain DS cars can be had with an infrared camera that scans 100 metres up the road. This can ‘see’ poorly lit pedestrians and animals in pitch darkness, and will display a warning on the digital dials.

Yes to the DS. Buy a used DS car from Motorpoint and you can spread the cost with Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or Hire Purchase (HP) finance, with no-deposit options available.