Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the The DS 4 Speed Test. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the The DS 4 Speed Test is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the The DS 4 Speed Test with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you can get the miserly The DS 4 Speed Test Hybrid. On the highway, the The DS 4 Speed Test is comfortable and compliant. The DS 4 Speed Test also offers two sporty versions that infuse the The DS 4 Speed Test with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the The DS 4 Speed Test provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you choose one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from across the way.
The The DS 4 Speed Test is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the The DS 4 Speed Test might just be the sedan for you.
The The DS 4 Speed Test is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every The DS 4 Speed Test Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features on the upper trim levels may be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the The DS 4 Speed Test stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is straightforward to fold down to fit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The The DS 4 Speed Test features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat need not be scooted completely forward.