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DS 7 Crossback review – a genuine rival to premium alternatives? - MPG and running costs

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

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

MPG and running costs

The quoted economy and emissions figures for the three DS 7 Crossback launch models are perfectly respectable without perhaps being quite good enough for class-leading status. The HDi 130 is the economy champion at a claimed 68.9mpg which is identical to a BMW X1 18d’s figure which sounds good until you remember the BMW has an additional 20bhp and is two seconds quicker to 62mph.

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Of the two models we drove the HDi 180 offered a better blend of performance and economy than the PureTech 225, despite both cars having official stats of 57.6 and 57.9mpg respectively. The HDi’s superior mid-range torque helps here as there was no need to chase down the red line to make (moderately) rapid progress. In normal driving we’d expect both cars to return figures in the 40s.

To sit alongside the DS7’s luxury ethos DS is promising a luxurious ownership prospect via its ‘Only You’ program which will give owners benefits such as DS rentals, a valet (delivery) service, a Privilege club, an exclusive ‘My DS’ app as well as an eight-year assistance system too.

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