Review

Citroen DS4 hatchback

Price  £17,815 - £25,265

Citroen DS4 hatchback

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Sporty looks
  • Strong equipment levels
  • High-quality cabin
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Rear side windows don’t open
  • Drive doesn’t match its sporty looks

The Citroen DS4 is based on the French company's standard C4 family hatchback, but gets an added dose of style and quality, extra equipment, plus a sportier drive. With this mode, Citroen is effectively taking aim at premium hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf, and perhaps even models like the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 Sportback. But can it really compete with those cars? Well, it certainly has an eye-catching design thanks to a sleek coupe-like body shape, alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. And the interior feels a match for premium rivals thanks to the impressive quality of its fit and materials, great equipment levels and comfortable ride. But it's not as good to drive as cars like the Volkswagen Golf or BMW 1 Series and the Citroen badge isn’t any where near as prestigious. But the DS4 has a lot more character than its comparatively bland rivals, and that will appeal to buyers who want something a little out of the ordinary.