Leasing a DS DS 3
Engines and performance for the DS 3
There's a good choice of engines for the DS 3, particularly the 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol unit delivering decent levels of performance - and useful economy of 64 mpg. For those wanting better economy, the 1.6 litre diesel unit is a capable and rewarding performer. There's also a more powerful engine delivering performance in the shape of the 1.6 litre petrol unit producing 205 bhp- it's a responsive unit that impresses at speed.
Equipment and handling
Along with the nice exterior styling, the DS 3 offers a cool and unique cabin with interesting lines and polished metal. Along with the nice handling, the DS 3 is the upmarket spin-off from Citroen and is a credible alternative to more expensive marques. The cabin is spacious and there is a 7-inch touchscreen that's easy to use. Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, smartphone connectivity and some models come with satnav as standard. Other models come with rear parking sensors and reversing camera, chrome exhaust tailpipes and door handles, along with anti-lock braking and emergency brake assist. Out on the road, the DS 3 is a comfortable car to drive around town with good steering feedback and it grips the road when being put through its paces on winding roads. Essentially, in a competitive segment, the DS 3 offers a stylish and well-equipped car that offers enough quirks and charm to making an interesting consideration.