What is it like on the inside?
Considering it’s essentially a seven-year-old Citroen C3 with some jazzier trim, the DS 3’s cabin is ageing rather well. The driving position’s still let down by the not-adjustable-enough steering wheel and haphazard pedals, but the build quality is fair and the tech game’s recently been upped with the fitment of a revised touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The rear seats are more usable than those of a Mini or Fiat 500, but like the Italian car the 3’s, er, a three-door exclusively, so an Audi A1 Sportback will swallow rear seat passengers with less hassle.
Don’t be fooled by bucket seats in the Performance – the bolsters are squidgy and couldn’t hold a takeaway upright on the way home from the chippy, yet alone your torso on a B-road blast.