Categories: News

DS 7 restyled: what do our readers think?

PLUG-IN HYBRID E-Tense Opéra 225 hp – 8.3 l/100 km – 47 km €63,300 / €60,800 *

* Real purchase price integrating the potential discount and the eco bonus/penalty.

ZAKARIA

Le design

With its sharp headlights and large grille, the front of the DS 7 gives a nice mix of aggression and standing. I also find its line more harmonious, more tapered than that of the X3. If the LED rear lights are really pretty, like the front headlights, on the other hand, the lighting located on the bumper, basic, spoils the high-end effect.

The DS 7 clearly has its place among premium SUVs

Life on board

I wasn’t expecting such a level of finishing: stitched leather steering wheel, quality materials and beautiful screens (digital speedometer and touchscreen tablet) have their effect. And the seats, what comfort! The rear seats also invite you to travel, the electric adjustment of the backrest tilt adds a touch of luxury. I adore. Finally, the trunk is not shameful compared to that of my BMW.

Driving

I appreciate the “cocoon” effect: silence, supple steering and soft suspension make me want to go on for more miles. I also note that its handling is reassuring. Even if it doesn’t have the performance of the X3, this DS 7 E-Tense is far from ridiculous. Electric autonomy remains, of course, limited but it’s nice to see that the French are finally up to par!

1665 86512 k4 k3 214187
OLIVIER

Le design

The restyling of the DS 7 copies the gimmicks of a DS 4. The vertical daytime running lights are nice, but their light intensity is not uniform. Damage. The profile does not change and the line of lights circled in black requires time to observe to reveal the fine design work. Overall, I would have appreciated more developments to mark the novelty effect.

Aesthetic developments too timid for my taste

Life on board

I find the “top” quality of finish of my DS 7 Crossback. But again, I would have liked to see more changes to the presentation. I notice that the multimedia system has been improved, but it’s too light. This DS 7, however, retains its initial qualities: large storage spaces, all of which can be concealed, good comfort and a generous loading volume.

Driving

I drive electric on a daily basis and I appreciate that the DS 7 has gained a little autonomy, especially since we lose 30% of capacity in winter. But when the battery is empty, the heat engine is noisy. However, comfort remains a strong point. But given the increase in prices, we should expect a little more, there too.

CHRISTOPHER

Le design

This DS 7 has style and class. The front has the aggressive side of a 3008 in the headlights, while its grille and line remind me of the Audi Q5. It’s a great reference! I am just as convinced by the rear, whose lights refine the design, a bit like, this time, a Jaguar F-Pace.

I won’t hide the fact that this DS 7 is a good surprise

Life on board

The 16:9 format multimedia screen is nice and responsive. I like the cockpit ambiance of the driving position and the flattering presentation. The ergonomics of the controls also score. The steering wheel is pleasant to look at and to hold, that’s important to me. In the back, I expected a little more comfort, but the comfort is excellent. On the other hand, at first glance, the trunk seems smaller than that of the XC60 (1).

Driving

First observations: the steering of this DS 7 is flexible and the damping is very soft. I like its handling, it sits well on the ground. And despite its lower power, its engine is also a pleasant surprise: it has breath and the Sport mode adds a pleasant touch of pep. Finally, the autonomy is less than that of my XC60, but with daily charging, it is still OK.

1. 467 dm3 for the DS 7 E-Tense, 408 dm3 for the BMW X3 xDrive30e, 447 dm3 for the Volvo XC60 Recharge, Auto Plus lab measurements

Share
Published by
Redaction

Recent Posts

An incredible collection of 23 American coins found in Alabama

This collection is made up of many American sports cars as well as some muscle…

10 hours ago

He drives with a cat stuck in his hood!

After hearing meows under the hood, this young man came to the aid of the…

11 hours ago

The transformer is Mini Cooper in mini-bar!

This Mini Cooper is nothing like a normal car. It has been completely transformed to…

11 hours ago

Italy: watch out for these high fines if you go there!

In Italy, many changes to the highway code will come into force. Overview so as…

12 hours ago

Ecological penalty 2024: what new models will be entitled to it?

With the new ecological penalty in 2024, new models will be affected. Here are the…

13 hours ago

Dacia: already 8 million vehicles sold since 2004

The Romanian manufacturer Dacia has just surpassed the symbolic milestone of 8 million vehicles sold,…

14 hours ago

Fuel: which brands sell at cost price?

Failing to agree to distribute their fuel at a loss, several major retailers have agreed…

15 hours ago