Citroen DS4 Review

Citroen DS4 Rear End
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Citroen DS4 Review

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Over this terrain the DS4 felt quite grippy and involving.

Ride and Handling

Citroen chose a bold route to showcase the DS4 on its international launch. It was on demanding roads in southern Spain, including a steep, snaking pass over the famously jagged-topped Montserrat mountain near Barcelona. Over this terrain the DS4 felt quite grippy and involving. Although it shares most of its underpinnings with its close cousin the Citroen C4, the DS4 drives better. We are not particular fans of the C4, which feels rather bland and not particularly entertaining behind the wheel. The DS4 is a bit more fun to drive, with sharper responses. It steers better, with a more informative feel. Ride quality is generally pretty good. Gearbox quality is pleasing too, with a slick, well-spaced feel. The DS4 rides higher than its Citroen cousin, with 30 mm more ground clearance than a C4.

Ease of Use

The DS4 measures 4,275 mm long and 1,810 mm wide, and its wheelbase is 2,612 mm. It has a boot that stretches from 359 litres in standard mode, with the back seats in place. When folded, the car’s luggage capacity as a two-seater expands to 1,021 litres, accessible either via the rear hatchback or the rear side doors.

The lack of opening windows in those rear side doors may be a consideration if you have children prone to car-sickness, which can often be alleviated with fresh air from a window briefly opened.

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