Find a car review

Make
Model

DS 4 review - French luxury hatch sets its sights on prestige rivals - DS 4 MPG and running costs

Fledgling luxury brand needs stronger cars than DS 4 to prosper

Evo rating
Price
from £20,045
  • Improved ride, impressive quality and materials
  • Dull dynamics, unimpressive performance

MPG and running costs

Until the arrival of the BlueHDi and PureTech units, the DS 4’s figures were not something to shout about. However, the range now emits anything from 100g/km (with the BlueHDi 120 Elegance) up to 138g/km for the THP 210. Only this model and the 130g/km THP 165 attract any ‘showroom’ road tax, although no DS4 is free from VED after the first 12 months.

Economy is similarly impressive, running from 47.9mpg on the THP 210 up to an scarcely believable 74.3mpg on the lower-powered BlueHDi units. The best petrol option is the PureTech, offering 55.4mpg and 119g/km. 

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

Benefit-in-kind rates stretch from 18 to 24 per cent. Citroen does fixed rate servicing (or service and MOT packages) from £115, while the warranty is a three-year/60,000-mile offering. Cover can be extended from £313, although the car would need to have less than 60,000 miles on the clock after 36 months for this to be available.

The tricky part is residual values, as Citroens aren’t particularly known for robust second-hand prices and the DS brand is still a new concept for everyone, so it’s unlikely the DS 4 will buck the French firm’s trend.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mclaren/201759/new-mclaren-gt-review-woking-muscles-in-on-aston-martins-home-ground
McLaren

New McLaren GT review – Woking muscles-in on Aston Martin’s home ground

Is McLaren’s first grand tourer just a toned-down supercar, or something more nuanced and special?
17 Sep 2019
Visit/review/201600/milltek-volkswagen-up-gti-review-tuner-takes-supermini-to-145bhp
Review

Miltek Volkswagen Up GTI review

VW’s Up GTI is already a favourite of ours. Can Milltek’s upgrades improve it further?
16 Sep 2019
Visit/features/17721/the-best-family-cars-that-are-fun-to-drive
Best cars

Best family cars that are still fun to drive

Saloon, hatchback or SUV, family cars come in all shapes and sizes, and needn’t be a snore to drive. These are some of the team’s favourites.
13 Sep 2019
Visit/article/201613/goodyear-eagle-f1-supersport-picked-by-porsche
Sponsored

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - picked by Porsche

Goodyear has many close associations with premium global car brands, but being asked to develop a trackday tyre for Porsche's extreme 911 GT3 RS was a…
14 Aug 2019