DS 3 sizes and dimensions guide

Citroen has facelifted the stylish DS 3 hatchback and, in the process, split DS out as its own brand. The changes to the DS 3 run deeper than the name, however – there’s a refreshed range of more efficient engines, as well as updated interior and exterior design.

If you like this stylish French hatchback, read our dimensions guide to figure out if it’ll fit into your life. Once you’ve made your mind up, put the DS 3 in our car configurator to see the deals carwow could help you get. Fancy a little more headroom? Check out the DS 3 Cabriolet. Want a little more power? Read our DS 3 Performance review.

DS 3 external dimensions

The DS 3 aims to offer an upmarket ownership experience in a small package. The car is small enough to fit through narrow gaps and into tight city parking spaces – it’s shorter than Ford Fiesta and narrower than a Vauxhall Corsa. The DS 3 also has great visibility and light controls, making town driving a doddle.

External dimensions
Length 3,948mm
Width 1,715mm
Height 1,483mm
Wheelbase 2,452mm

DS 3 interior dimensions

The DS 3 competes against small premium cars including the Audi A1, Mini Hatchback and Fiat 500. While some rivals are a little snug inside, the DS 3 has one of the more spacious interiors in the class, making it comfortable for four passengers. However, despite being roomy, the interior lacks storage space and there aren’t even any cupholders – a glaring oversight.

Interior dimensions
Headroom (front/rear) 882mm/828mm
Elbow room 1,420mm/1,407mm

DS 3 boot space

A 285-litre boot trumps the Mini by 75-litres and the Fiat 500 by a whopping 105 litres. While it still isn’t as big as some other cars in the supermini class, there’s enough space for daily use or a weekend away, if you pack lightly. If you need to carry bulky items, the DS 3 has folding rear seats – they’ll bring boot space up to a generous 980 litres.

Boot space
Seats up 285 litres
Seats folded 980 litres

DS 3 turning circle and fuel tank capacity

Tight spaces shouldn’t present too much of a problem for the DS 3 – its 10.4-metre turning circle is typical for a car of this class. You get a 50-litre fuel tank and, coupled with the most economical diesel engine, it offers a potential range as high as 913 miles.

Turning circle and fuel tank
Turning circle 10.4 metres
Fuel tank 48 litres

DS 3 weight

DS 3 is fairly light, benefiting fuel economy as well as acceleration, braking and handling. The lightest model – the 1.2-litre petrol – tips the scales at 975kg, rising to 1,275kgs for the heaviest version – the 1.6-litre diesel Cabriolet.

Lightest Heaviest
975kg (1.2 petrol) 1,275kg (1.6 BlueHDI Cabriolet)

Save money on your new DS 3

Check out the deals carwow can help you get on a new DS 3. Or, if you’re still undecided about what your next car should be, see what else is available with our car chooser.

Citroen DS 3

Trendy hatchback still has its merits
£14,395 - £21,595
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Citroen DS 3 Cabriolet

Stylish and practical convertible
£18,595 - £25,295
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Citroen DS 3 Performance

Hatchback is fast but less furious than rivals
£20,995 - £25,495
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