DS 3 E-Tense Review 2024

DS 3 E-Tense At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
Stylish and efficient, the electric DS 3 E-Tense has plenty of street cred, while being perfect for city streets and the daily commute. Its styling offers something different and it feels luxurious. But all this comes at a serious price.

+Stylish and spacious, with all the latest tech. Efficient electric drivetrain.

-Expensive to buy. Overly soft suspension. A lack of quality in the high-spec interior.

New prices start from £34,000
Insurance Group 28

The DS 3 E-Tense version is not only a stylish small SUV but it’s also fully electric, with a 54kWh battery and up to 250 miles of driving range. Sadly it’s not as punchy as it once was and it’s not as competitively priced either.

The DS 3 E-Tense may not be the first name that springs to mind when considering an electric SUV but it has been updated for 2023 with a more powerful 54kWh battery that increases driving range to 250 miles.

Its unique looks make it stand out from its rivals, and it has an interior that is quirky and packed with technology. Sadly, it lacks the quality to define it as truly premium.

Then there’s the price, because even the entry-level DS 3 E-Tense is more expensive than most of its rivals and pricier than many electric cars with more space, bigger batteries and better resale values.

There’s lots to like about the DS 3 E-Tense, but with a soft ride, high price and space that seems in contrast to its position as a small SUV, it’s difficult to like it enough to unreservedly recommend it.