Luxurious Magazine Road Test: The DS 7 CROSSBACK PureTech 180 SUV

Luxurious Magazine Road Test: The DS 7 CROSSBACK PureTech 180 SUV 2

Why buy a DS 7 CROSSBACK?

I’m a big fan of both the DS 3 CROSSBACK and DS 7 CROSSBACK ranges. The DS 7 CROSSBACK performs just as well on the motorway as it does in town traffic and is a joy to drive and be seen in. The cabin and rear passenger area are spacious, and although not the fastest accelerating, it moves through the gears smoothly to reach higher speeds.

The steering is light and responsive and parking is a dream. Mileage on my test was 35mpg in mainly slow town traffic. DS suggests combined figures of 42.2 to 36.2.

In summary, the DS 7 CROSSBACK is a thoroughly enjoyable SUV that provides distinctive stylish aesthetics, alongside power and value for money. It is definitely worthy of consideration against its German rivals.

DS 7 CROSSBACK – Prestige PureTech 180 EAT8 (8-Speed Auto) in NERA BLACK – Specification at a glance:
  • Basic on the road RRP: £38,675
  • Options on test car: Metallic paint – £595
  • Transmission: Eight-speed fast-changing automatic
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Length: 4,570 mm
  • Width: 1,895 mm
  • 0 – 62 mph: 10.2 seconds
  • Max Speed: 137 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 1.6-litre/four cylinder
  • Fuel System: Turbocharged petrol
  • CO2 Emissions: 134 g/km
  • Fuel Consumption: Combined: 45.7 to 41.7 mpg
  • Warranty: three years, 60,000 miles
  • Insurance Group: 24 E
  • Euro NCAP Rating: ***** (5 stars)
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DS Automobiles is sponsoring the superb Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature
Exhibition at Kew Gardens. The Canadian artist’s spectacular glass sculptures have transformed Kew’s glasshouses and gardens into a vibrant outdoor gallery that runs until 27 October 2019. Visit: Entry included with admission to Kew.

Chihuly Nights: From 15 August to 26 October (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night) the sculptures will be illuminated accompanied by a rotating line-up of live musicians. Access via the main Victoria Gate only. Bring a torch.

DS 7 CROSSBACK PureTech 180 SUV Review by Gina Baksa

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