DS7 Crossback

Built in the same factory as the Peugeot 3008 and on the same EMP2 model platform, the DS7 Crossback is a front-wheel-drive SUV.

For Motability customers there three trim lines to choose from – Elegance, Performance Line and Prestige, entry level Elegance cars have 18in alloy wheels, LED rear lights, cruise control, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors and a powered tailgate, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, height adjustable front seats, and an 8 inch touchscreen complete with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, DAB radio and smartphone integration. The sporty-looking Performance Line models get 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, electrically folding mirrors, Alcantara upholstery, rear lateral and curtain airbags, and a 12 inch infotainment screen with a 12.3in digital instrument cluster, voice recognition and sat nav. Prestige cars add leather seats with massage functions, 19-inch alloy wheels, an adjustable boot floor and adaptive suspension that scans the road ahead to spot and prepare for any nasty potholes as you drive along.

As you would expect there’s plenty of space, with room for adults in the front and a decent amount in the back too thanks to a flat floor, three people can just about squeeze in the second row. The boot offers 555 litres and a generous 1,752 litres with the rear seats folded. It’s quite a bit more than the 505 litres of the BMW X1 but down on the 615 offered from the VW Tiguan.

The two petrol engines are a 1.2 litre 130bhp manual only and an automatic only 1.6 litre with 181bhp paired to an 8 speed gearbox that can return a claimed 47.9 miles per gallon and reach 62 miles per hour in 9.9 seconds. The 1.5 litre diesel (front wheel drive only) offers 130 bhp and pushes the car along well, 62 miles per hour can be reached in 11.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 121 miles per hour. Economy is 72.4 miles per gallon on a combined circuit, which in the real world will be an excellent 50 miles per gallon, this engine is avaialble as a 6 speed manual or 8 speed automatic.

Full DS Q1 Prices here

Winter Best Buy – DS7 Crossback Elegance 1.2 petrol (130bhp)  Manual   –  £1999 Advance Payment (£885 wpms)  or  £2399 (£1285 wpms) in Performance Line or £2499 (£1385 wpms) in Prestige

Winter Best Buy – DS7 Crossback Elegance 1.5 diesel (130bhp)  Manual –  £1999 Advance Payment (£885 wpms)  or  £2999 (£1885 wpms) in Performance Line

Winter Best Buy – DS7 Crossback Performance Line 1.5 diesel (130bhp)  Automatic   –  £3499 Advance Payment (£2385 wpms)

Winter Best Buy – DS7 Crossback Performance Line 1.6 Petrol (179bhp)  Automatic   –  £3499 Advance Payment (£2385 wpms)