DS products have always been renowned for their comfort levels, but this DS 4 Cross E-Tense takes things to a new level.
During our review, the drive was described to me like, ‘driving an armchair’. The driver is offered so much support through the front seats, which feel premium and cushioned, but also hugs you in tightly behind the wheel.
All models come with an Active Scan Suspension, so it uses cameras and sensors to scan the road ahead as you drive, preparing the vehicle for any upcoming bumps or uneven surfaces. The results are an incredibly smooth drive.
You hear very little external noise once you get going, even at motorway speeds, DS have done a fantastic job of keeping the outside world out.
It can lure you into a false sense that this is a fully electric car at times. It is almost silent to start up and thanks to the additional 110hp provided by the electric motor, it pulls as smoothly and as punchy as an electric car does.
Unlike some of its German competitors, the DS 4 is not what you would call a dynamic drive. It prioritises comfort and efficiency over any great performance.
It’s by no means a slouch, far from it. But you’re going to prefer tackling those longer journeys in an effortlessly comfortable cabin.
With electric, hybrid, comfort and sport driving modes, you have plenty of choice when it comes to picking your desired driving mode.
The drive selector button is positioned on the left of the centre console – all but facing the passenger seat, which felt a little odd in a right-hand drive car, but that’s a very small complaint in what was otherwise a very enjoyable drive.