The DS 7 CROSSBACK is a rather fine-looking SUV that delivers a comfortable ride in its sumptuous cabin. What’s more, this large family car is exceedingly spacious and comes very well-equipped.
Inside, the five-seat DS 7 CROSSBACK provides plenty of room for travellers in each compartment. The cabin is replete with soft-touch materials, including quilted-leather seats – and leather is used to wrap the vehicle’s steering wheel and gear knob too. A 555-lite boot space should be more than adequate to meet the demands of a weekly visit to the supermarket, or a trip to the airport loaded with suitcases. However, if more luggage capacity is required, simply fold the rear seats to produce a 1,752-litre load space.
The DS 7 CROSSBACK is powered by one of three engine options. A 1.6-litre 221bhp petrol unit produces 300Nm of torque and 0-60mph in a little over eight seconds. It also manages a very creditable 57.9 mpg (combined) figure, and CO2 emissions from 135g/km. Optimal fuel-efficiency is delivered by a 1.5-litre 128bhp diesel engine, which returns as much as 68.9 mpg, while producing emissions as low as 107g/km. A 2.0-litre 178 bhp diesel unit is available too, which provides a peak torque of 400Nm, and 0-60 mph in less than ten seconds.
Technology and safety
A standard-issue eight-inch display screen enables easy access to the car’s eight-speaker sound system, which features DAB digital radio, among other things. Bluetooth connectivity features too, facilitating music streaming and hands-free mobile communication. What’s more, your smartphone can be mirrored via the DS 7 CROSSBACK’s touchscreen, thanks to the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The vehicle comes with a maximum five-star rating, as awarded by crash-test specialists Euro NCAP. As well as driver aids such as Electronic Stability Programme, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane-keep Assist, the car features Active Scan Suspension. This useful piece of technology analyses the road ahead, and automatically adjusts the suspension accordingly to deliver the smoothest possible ride. A range of passive safety features – such as multiple airbags and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points –are included to help keep travellers of all ages safe and secure.