DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

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Make: DS

Cost per mile of range: $244 per mile

(Base price divided by total range)

Horsepower: hp
Torque: 192.4 lb/ft
Seats: 5
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
Body Type = Crossover
What do you get when you marry a hatchback with an SUV? A Crossover. Crossovers grew in popularity as a response to gas-guzzling SUVs as a smaller more eco-friendly alternative to SUVs. The Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV-4 were the earliest crossovers to gain in popularity. Many manufacturers are starting to produce crossover EVs to quench the market's thirst for electric crossovers.
Drive Train = FWD
Front Wheel Drive or FWD for short means the car's drivetrain is delivered by the front axel of the car. Cars that are FWD are generally more nimble and responsive which suits body styles like crossovers and hatchbacks. FWD cars generally get better mileage (EV or Gas/Petrol) which makes them popular in Europe or areas where roads are narrow and fuel is expensive.

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Being an old established brand it is there was no wonder that the range is all about trying to present decent specs while still a bit pricier as of now – though it is the most basic entry level option no doubt.

Not a top of the line yet a mid level thanks to its range still and in spite of somewhat good to decent specs and metrics across the board simply due to the small size and still average performance this make DS 3 Crossback E-Tense a very much so a mid level option compared to other EVs.

Still obviously to see how exactly good it is compared to other EVs on the market and other variants of cheaper tiers, it is crucial to see specific metrics. Based on that the comparison between the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense differences with other upcoming variants in the range just as well as other EVs come down to acceleration, the electric range, charging time and additional minor ones looking pretty major nevertheless. Based on a direct comparison to the preceding hybrid variants specs this is a step up so major in terms of performance and power that it immediately catapults this bigger size SUV into a mid level option class among its size class EVs. Kind of very slow when compared to other EVs and range variants at 8.5 seconds getting from 0 to 6o miles – staying ways below the standard on the market by some good measure yet it has a cost disadvantage over it. Fortunately it stays above to what some other EV SUVs deliver it is in the neighbourhood of EPA certified electric range of somewhat mid level acceptable 171 miles. This sort of puts it into a mid level category again as it allows for some long distance traveling yet not the interstate one for sure.

Mentioning its charging capabilities this range does deliver a fairly quick result. It is capable of going from 0 to 100 percent in approximately at 37 kwh in 7.5 hours.





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About The 3 Crossback E-Tense
The DS E Range Being surely an undoubted leader of the market ever since the Tesla Model S ever so successful introduction back in 2012 there was no doubt that the personal use EV market created by it and as big the regular one will see a lot of competition from other big established brands. So surely even though as one of the smaller established companies on the market DS was sure to start its own line and became one of the few brands truly trying to compete with the DS E range. So unsurprisingly and similarly to how many big established brands also from Germany like Audi and BMW that decided to branch out its EV production and its ranges to include different car types from CUV hatchbacks to SUVs and sports cars, the DS E range will be pretty much all about the same car and size class carrying on being a crossover type mid size SUV. As its performance is not very good at all compared to other EV ranges though based on the size this classifies it as an entry-level option for sure especially considering the price. Surely targeting both the newcomers to the EV market based on the car size and also EV owners looking for a second car, the DS E range is meant to be more of a personal use or a small personal car more than anything. Still it was the range that inserted and is keeping DS E in the EV conversation. On top of that when surely being in the game of comp`eting with the market leader Tesla, it is crucial to compare the DS E range to that brand both in terms of specs and looks. So comparing how technically and technologically, not even mentioning comfort wise did this range get to Tesla it might be not a very close call as it lacks behind Model S it somewhat resembles significantly. With its FWD with 2 or more motors depending on the specific variant of the range it is definitely most comparable to Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X as a similar class-performance option. For sure we are not skipping the looks as well - we can say that just like Tesla yet with a less minimalistic and more of a budget smart approach, DS E has gone the more of a minimalistic route and made its range look more simplified and minimalistic. Its range has both a somewhat minimalistic futuristic body form as a sedan and a very minimalistic yet stylish interior finsh with some premium options. Aware of the fact that the looks and design are very important for any car range for sure, the specs and performance are truly everything. Based on just judging the DS E range on the merit of it specs and metrics, let's take a look at specs. Depending on the specific variant in the range it starting electric range and acceleration vary, as it starts o to 60 at somewhat slow yet still acceptable for its size class 8.5 seconds which is not the greatest at all yet works as an entry to mid level spec for those who don't care about the speed too much. Unfortunately where it is kind of average to lackluster in terms of max speed or acceleration or other show-off features, it is not surpising and gaining in range to improve the impression. This tranlsates to when the journey has already begun, it will deliver you as far as the official EPA rated range of up to 171 mi without a single recharge. This sort of puts it into a mid level category again as it allows for some long distance traveling yet not the interstate one for sure. It easily can be categotized as somewhar lower priced than a few other smal sized EVs, which might make buyers or people new to the EV world ignore a lack of some things other similar ranges in or close to its size class or other offer at a higher cost. Never forget to check out its multiple top features such as:
  • High-resolution touchscreens

  • Premium options for interior
  • High cargo volume for its class
  • Driver-assistance features
that combined together make for a very satifsfying feeling when inside it on the road.
About DS
Akin the majorit of other European brands, the French DS is a veteran in producing smaller body frame car models. Liftback sedans and hatchbacks to smaller frame SUVs has pretty much been its staple this century and the situation is the same for its all-electric EV ranges as well.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

The 0-60 time of this car is 8.5 seconds.
Yes it is available for sale now.

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