Even though our test car is currently probably the sportiest Citroen in the whole line-up, at least until the "R" version arrives, it doesn't fail to provide a somewhat similar comfort to any other Citroen. Sure, the 17-inch wheels have sporty, low tire side walls and the suspension setup is much harder than you would expect, it doesn't feel as jittery as we first thought.
Of course, it doesn't exactly waft over pot holes or speed limiters like a C6, but it feels much better than its rivals on roads with poorer surfaces. Also, the front passengers bucket seats only look completely uncomfortable. As long as you're not a bit bigger than average, as in to actually fit between the gigantic side bolster supports, the feeling is like seating in a very comfortable and futuristic armchair.
The hi fi audio system isn't an eargasm provider, but it's sure one of the best you can find in this segment. We suspect this is, among other things, thanks to the sound proofing, which is actually too good in certain situations.
The single zone automatic climate control system is also better than average, but a dual zone one would have been better. Considering we tested the car in the summer, we didn't experiment with the front seat heating as well, but we suspect it's not bad considering other Citroens we tested with this feature. All in all, the DS3 in Sport Chic trimming is sporty enough to keep up with the big boys, but it's also comfortable enough not to make its passengers swear at every tram line or paved road you drive on. Continue reading