DS 7 Crossback review – a genuine rival to premium alternatives? - Interior and tech

The DS 7 Crossback offers much in the way of luxury, space and moderately quirky design but it’s not an inspiring drive

Evo rating
Price
from £28,050
  • Luxury trappings, good ride, well-equipped
  • Expensive, uninspiring engines, dull handling

Interior and tech

To go with the luxury side of the DS7 Crossback’s character there are several different interior ambiances to choose from. In an Elegance model you get a cloth (special cloth, mind) interior and traditional dials while the Performance Line models have just about every surface slathered in Alcantara. Prestige has a ‘Rivoli’ quilted leather look while the Ultra Prestige model gets an Opera interior with high-end Nappa leather.

Depending on model there’s some nice detailing too, with all models receiving swanky metal switchgear on the centre console and some receiving nicely illuminated LED door handles. All DS7s bar the entry level Elegance have a TFT screen in place of traditional dials and while you can personalise these to a great degree, we can’t help but feel that the more traditional style items are more immediately readable. Most models have a BRM-logoed clock sitting on top of the dash which rotates into view when you turn the car on… it’s a bit naff really.

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The seats are very comfy though, especially in the front, and there’s plenty of legroom in the back – better than in all the cars DS includes as rivals – although a relatively high floor means that for taller rear seat passengers there’s not much in the way of thigh support from the rear bench.

evo comment - While the higher-end Prestige and Ultra Prestige models pack lots of technology and gadgets to play with do ask yourself whether you’ll use them all or you’ll be paying over the odds for equipment you don’t need or want.

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