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DS 7 Crossback SUV - Reliability & safety

DS 7 Crossback reliability is a step into the unknown, but excellent safety is guaranteed

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

1.8 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

It’s too early to tell how reliable the DS 7 Crossback will be; after all it’s fitted with lots of technology. Luckily, we do already know that safety is excellent.

DS 7 Crossback reliability

Being the first DS model built from scratch and not based on an existing Citroen, it’s almost impossible to gauge how reliable the DS 7 will be in the long run. DS came 22nd out of 30 manufacturers in our annual Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with 28.2% of owners reporting a fault within the first year. The DS 7 is based on the same platform as the Peugeot 3008 and shares its infotainment system and most of its engines, and no major issues have been reported so far with that model.

From our limited time with the car so far, it appears to be very well built, with particular attention paid to the quality of its design and the sturdiness of its structure.


Even before any customer deliveries had taken place, Euro NCAP had already crash-tested the DS 7 and awarded it the maximum five stars, which is great news for potential buyers. It scored strongly across the board, with 91% for adult occupant protection and an impressive 87% for child occupants. A score of 76% in the safety assistance category also shows how many advanced features it has to avoid a collision in the first place.

Driving assistance technology includes lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, driver fatigue monitoring and even the optional DS Connected Pilot (standard with the Ultra Prestige trim), which allows for semi-autonomous driving.

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