In-depth Reviews

Citroën DS4 owner reviews

“The DS 4 is stylish and well equipped, but it’s expensive and the rear seats are small.”

Carbuyer Rating

3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.8 out of 5

87%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)
  • Suspension (2 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 litre diesel

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
I bought the car from new over 5 years ago and it has been totally reliable. The only issue that does bug me is the low profile tyres wear out much quicker than I have experienced on any other car in my 30 year driving career. That aside I still find it enjoyable to drive, with comfortable seats and it is still has striking good looks that aren't bettered by any other medium sized hatchback on the market.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 163THP Fully Auto 6 speed

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Great drive and stylish. 18-inch tyres require the right tyre pressures else you can feel it. 1 issue to date with the high pressure fuel pump, fixed under warranty. Not so great as a rear seat passenger especially if there are 3 at the back. Super safe at high speeds and absolutely great breaks (although you need to get used to it). Fast enough for me. Very good 6 speed gearbox non EGS.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable to date : already covered 64,000 kms in 21 months. High Pressure Fuel Pump replaced under warranty as car jerked slightly.
Performance

5 out of 5

Great 200+ kmh car. Very steady on the motorway but need to ensure that tyre pressures are correct else it will feel bumpy (if slightly over inflated). So full of style!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very reasonable considering the power and torque that's available

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 e-hdi DStyle

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Absolutely fantastic
Reliability

5 out of 5

No reliability worries at all
Performance

5 out of 5

Could be just a little bit faster
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheap tax(30 pounds a year) cheap insurance, great economy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Other

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36.1

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

DStyle, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Had no problems at all and car is very solid in its build.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good fuel economy considering I only do urban driving

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

d/style, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

very reliable and the build quality is the best form citroen yet
Running Cost

5 out of 5

a lot cheaper to run than my old 2007c4 20l exclusive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6HDi 115 DStyle

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
An excellent car all around. Fantastic space and comfort in both the front and back with the massage seats being a particularly nice feature and plenty of space in the back for our son. Lots of negative press comments about the non-opening rear window but it's not an issue (never opened them in other cars we owned) and the shape of the rear door allows wide opening when parked against other cars although it is restricted of parking against a wall. Superb refinement from the HDI engine with cruising through France at 130km/h with just 2200rpm on the clock, the engine is very flexible and more than happy to pull from low revs, the 6-speed gearbox is precise and the ride and handling are very well judged, none of the harshness you'd expect from 18" wheels (I've driven enough Audi S-Line spec cars to know that Citroen get the balance much better), the steering is a touch artificial but the car is easy to place. Interior quality is excellent but the graphics for the stereo are poor and let the side down a bit, but there are lots of fantastic features and the boot is a great size/ shape. Running costs are decent, 45mpg overall with 55mpg on a 70mph cruise and 35mpg for my wife's short commuting trip, tyres are expensive but I researched and therefore expected that and our Citroen dealer is fantastic with good value servicing which apart from a set of tyres at 18k has been the only expense. One of those cars that are great to live with and own but motoring hacks don't seem to 'get' when they jump in. Overall thoroughly impressed.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Nothing gone wrong and not too worried as we have a fantastic dealer.
Performance

5 out of 5

Fantastic HDi engine pulls well and is very tractable, it's a decent car to drive too.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Economy is good on a run, our regular driving isn't ever going to break economy records. Tyres expensive but I knew that anyway and servicing good value.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 Dstyle

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I have owned this 2013 DS4 hdi Style for 6 months, replacing my C4 2009 model 1.6 vtr/vti petrol. I find the car a pleasure to drive, being more economical and it feels quicker over all when overtaking. OK the rear windows do not go down but as we only have occasional rear seat passengers this is no hardship. My brother is six foot and no lightweight, and finds it a comfortable place to be in the back when we go to football. I have had a swan neck removable tow bar fitted for towing my motorbike/general trailer, making it a very practical everyday car. The electronic handbrake has taken some getting used to by my wife but now she loves it. The DS is a very attractive car with SUV looks and a two-door style with the hidden door handles. A pleasure both to own and drive I would recommend to anyone looking for something just that bit different.
Reliability

5 out of 5

I have had no problems yet in the 6 months I have owned this car.
Performance

5 out of 5

The 1.6 turbo 115bhp engine gives good overtaking performance along with economy.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It is a very economical car returning 45mpg+ on short journeys and over 55 when driving to Cornwall in the summer.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
I have zero issues with the car so far and i have driven over 500 miles in the last month
Performance

5 out of 5

It has a nice engine, that has enough grunt to allow me to overtake safely
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I am getting much better MPG in this car than my previous one!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Good finish, seems solid
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Because DS parts not cheap. Tyres are nearly Ł200

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Very pleased with reliability
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Tyres last longer and servicing is further apart than previous cars I have owned

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
good acceleration
Running Cost

4 out of 5

only pay for fuel

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Dsport, , Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

So far nothing has cropped up.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

maintenance costs are covered. fuel bills as expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 HDi 160 Dsport

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
A good, good-looking car. The interior is good, but could be better matched.
Reliability
With 19-inch rims and low-profile tyres, the front suspension is very delicate in DS4 if you often drive along a bumpy road and can quickly get damaged. It's a good car on the highway, but not on bumpy roads
Performance

5 out of 5

Very good with 2.0 HDi 160HP
Running Cost
Expensive tyres, if you drive a lot of annual miles.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 hdi

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Best car I have ever owned. Looks great, drives great, seats are very comfortable – they're like armchairs and very supportive. My only negatives are that the back doors only open a little bit, the rear seat space is a bit tight, not ideal for kids or and car seats. It doesn't hold its resale value very well, but apart from that it's a great car. If you want a small to medium hatchback, this car is a must.
Reliability

5 out of 5

So far no problems , engine warning Light came on couple times but went off after re starting the engine
Performance

5 out of 5

Feels fast , enough power to overtake
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good mpg , 40 - 50

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6L

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Just a small and quick review. This car is awesome, it looks awesome, drives awesome and is just.....awesome! OK some useful info now, the whole no windows in the back isn't a big deal, who even used back windows anyways? Open the front window and science takes over, the air will travel in to your car towards the back seats, PROBLEM SOLVED :D. Nice and smooth driving with enough power to deal with harsh dirt track roads which I drive on regular basis. There is a few times though the car would feel like its been hit by a drone over pot holes but I guess I should avoid the pot holes in the first place lol. I drive around 20-30 miles a day and the tank lasts me at least 2 weeks which is fine considering the usage. This is only my second and looks like its going to be with me till the end (Hopefully a few more years). So yeah, I would buy this car if you like SUV/Hatchback looking cars with enough power and comfort to tickle your wild side if you catch my drift... P.S Don't let the white paint fool you, It looks a lot better on photo but I got the Grey paint and its a lot smarter looking....also you don't need to clean your car every 3rd day ;)
Reliability

4 out of 5

Great.
Performance

5 out of 5

Awesome.
Running Cost
Great.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Bought for medium use work trips, circa 2,500 miles per month - had 36k on the clock and two years old. Have had the car for 9 months, and driven 20k no issues at all, driving sensibly gets 53mpg on mainly motorway driving at 70. Looks great, very well equipped and a pleasure to drive. After a puncture bought a spare wheel package for £200 on Bbay new, the 'no spare' kit that these new cars have is not a sensible option. Overall very pleased with this car and the second have prices make it a very attractive option.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 HDI Eco DStyle

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Looks great, loaded with kit, powerful engine, comfortable, economical, whisper-quiet at 70mph, fabulous dashboard, 3 years free servicing, £30 Road Tax. Yes, the ride is firm - but not uncomfortable. The handling is sharp and the brakes are excellent. Only a couple of minor irritations so far: the speakers are weak (a Denon upgrade is offered as an option), and when it rains the sweep of the driver's wiper blade is lower than the one on the passenger's side.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems so far.
Performance

4 out of 5

Surprisingly good for a 1.6 diesel.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

50mpg, £30 Road Tax, free servicing for the first 3 years.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 HDI STYLE

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Had the car for over 12 months. Drives well, corners surprisingly well, although brakes can be harsh at times. Firm suspension means that you learn to avoid potholes. The fact that rear windows don't open is not really an issue is it? I drive alone most of the time and the front seats and dash etc are great. Car looks good, I still turn and look at it when I park it somewhere, which is always a good test. It still gets attention from other drivers . If you want something a little different, try one. If not join the Audi, Golf, Focus multitudes.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel EGS

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Had the car for a year and no problems to report. Cheap and fun to drive. The brakes take some getting used to and the ride can be harsh on poor roads, but it's so much fun to drive that I can forgive it. The EGS gearbox can be less than smooth in auto mode, but as a clutch less manual it works wonders. Would I buy again? Absolutely! Citroen have produced a car that you can fall in love with and feel passionate about.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Excellent, but as expected as it is new
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good mpg, reasonable insurance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
No breakdowns. Nothing has gone wrong. No warranty work. Nothing falling off
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Other than diesel, 1 tyre (punctured) and routine service from franchised dealer (bargain price), it has cost me nothing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
No issues at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Hi mpg 20k service interval

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
Great ride, consistent mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I have had no problems up now with 20,000 mls on clock
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I am averaging 40mpg, on a 200bhp and mainly on European motorways I am very happy with that

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

DStyle , 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems whatsoever
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel economy is brilliant

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