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  • Launched in 2017
  • Crossover
  • Petrol, Diesel, PHEV
  • Launch year
    2017
  • Body type
    Crossover
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel, PHEV

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Stylish prestige SUV from France

Best bits

  • Looks cool inside and out
  • Cabin is roomy and practical
  • Lots of standard equipment provided

Not so great

  • Not as good to drive as many rivals
  • Behind the best for interior quality, too
  • Won’t save you cash compared with established prestige brands

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Overall verdict

"If you like the idea of a prestige SUV, but you’re one of those people who wants to plough your own furrow in life, what do you do? Well, DS Automobiles might have the answer with the DS 7 Crossback."

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DS Automobiles? Who? If you’re not familiar with the name, DS Automobiles is owned by the same French company that runs Peugeot, Citroen, and now Vauxhall. DS is slightly different to its sister brands, though, in that it’s the luxurious, prestige wing of the operation.


As a result, the DS 7 Crossback, a mid-size five-seat prestige SUV, is the company’s answer to popular cars like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. Not that this is where the competition begins and ends, you understand. There are literally dozens of cars that could be considered rivals: the Volvo XC60, Jaguar F-Pace, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Volkswagen Tiguan, the list goes on and on.


Yet, even in such a crowded marketplace, the DS 7 stands out a mile. From the outside, the car’s styling is like nothing else in the class, and when you climb inside, it feels even more individual, with shapes and flourishes you won’t see anywhere else. 


That said, it still does all the stuff that a family SUV needs to. The cabin is roomy and there’s a big boot, so it’s practical enough to suit the needs of most families, and the generous level of standard equipment means there are enough creature comforts on board to keep everyone happy.


On the road, it’s reasonably comfortable and tidy enough in corners, although it’s not as good on either score as the best cars in the class, regardless of which of the two available suspension setups you have. There’s a wide range of petrol and diesel engines on offer, all of which provide a decent balance of performance and economy, but it’s the E-Tense plug-in hybrid version that does best on both fronts, with 300PS and an official fuel economy figure of up to 235mpg.


However, while the DS 7 does a decent job in most areas, it competes in a class where the best cars do an exceptional job in every area, and it simply can’t match them on all-round ability. The DS costs the same amount, too, so it’s not like daring to be different will save you any money. Then again, if you like the way the DS 7 looks, and you like the idea of a leftfield choice, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. 

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1.6 PureTech Performance Line 5dr EAT8

  • 2019
  • 13,373 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Robins And Day DS Store Manchester
  • Lancashire, M54DG
Price:£27,781
PCP: £505.27/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £505.27, Customer Deposit: £4,167.00, Total Deposit: £4,167.15, Optional Final Payment: £12,060.00, Total Charge For Credit: £6,130.60, Total Amount Payable: £33,911.60, Representative APR: 11.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 11.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 12.5ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

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1.6 E-TENSE 4X4 Ultra Prestige 5dr EAT8

  • 2021
  • 9,425 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Robins & Day Ds West London
  • Greater London, W45SA
Price:£46,995
PCP: £813.52/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £813.52, Customer Deposit: £7,049.00, Total Deposit: £7,049.25, Optional Final Payment: £20,115.00, Total Charge For Credit: £8,642.45, Total Amount Payable: £55,637.45, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 9.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 12.5ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the DS 7 Crossback right for you?

Are you a fan of prestige SUVs like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC, but not so much of a fan of the fact that everyone and their mum seems to have one? Are you also a little bit bored of the conservative, same-again styling that’s rife in cars of this type, and do you yearn for something a little bit, well, out-there? If so, the DS 7 Crossback could be just the car you’re looking for.


On both the outside and the inside, the DS 7 has unique art-deco styling that’s like nothing else in the class, giving a genuinely refreshing sense of individuality. It’s also a spacious and practical family car - crucial in any SUV - and it comes stuffed with luxury kit to help justify the fact that it doesn’t cost any less than the more established competition.

What's the best DS 7 Crossback model/engine to choose?

Of the wide range of engines available, we’d probably point most buyers towards the 180PS 2.0-litre diesel. It makes life easier and more relaxed than the 130PS entry-level car, and it copes better with motorway speeds and heavy loads. There isn’t that much of a penalty to pay in purchase price or fuel economy, either. That said, if you’re a company car driver, you’ll want to consider the E-Tense plug-in hybrid version. Its super-low official figures for CO2 emissions make it by far the cheapest version on Benefit-in-kind tax.


Trim-wise, we’d probably push you towards Prestige models. Entry-level Performance Line trim doesn’t want for much, but you’ll like a few luxuries in a car like the DS7, and with heated leather seats that massage you, plus wireless charging for your phone, Prestige delivers them.


What other cars are similar to the DS 7 Crossback?

The 7 is DS’s assault on the super-popular premium mid-size SUV market, so there are three cars in its sights above all others: the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. Well, if you’re going to pick a fight, it might as well be with the best in the business.


That’s by no means it, though. Other posh SUV rivals of this size include the Volvo XC60, Jaguar F-Pace, Honda CR-V and Volkswagen Tiguan, while the Mazda CX-5, Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage and Peugeot 3008 will also be competing for your cash. Let’s put it this way: there’s no shortage of contenders.

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