There are object which form is definite and there’s no room for improvement. This is why triangle-shaped cups, boxy salad bowls that prevent you from getting this last spoonful of salad and sandals made of three pieces of twine and sole aren’t very popular. DS designers don’t seem deterred. And I don’t mean the exterior design, because the DS3 Crossback is quite nice looking and shares many details with DS7, which was one of the biggest car surprises of last couple years and which I’d really buy if I needed to. Sadly, there are a couple of details I can’t really say anything good about. Let’s get in. The doors cover the sills which is always a plus. But the driver seat, even though it’s electric and has sth resembling a massage option, has no seat position memory. So each time when one of two people using the car gets in, they have to adjust the seat position. Great. Lastly I got to drive a couple of Mercedes cars and I really liked the voice commands. And it so happens that DS3 comes with voice commands as well. And I must admit, it works well. Navigate to Wrocław, Plac Solny 1 You can also change climate settings by using voice commands – but you can’t say the temperature you need, you go half a degree up or down. Also, the climate is 1-zone, so why show it on both sides of the display? About the display – it’s touch-enabled, but to access navigation, music or car setting, you must use physical buttons. Also, they’re not haptic so you don’t know if you pressed them correctly – and in order to work, they must be pressed right in the middle. I love the fact there’s Android Auto, because I can have my GPS and my Spotify music. But when the car approaches sth – as it happens in traffic most of the time – the screen turns dark and you have to use the buttons to see Android Auto again. The navigation prompts are still audible, but I like to see the map as well. There’s also the rear view camera with the same resolution as my first smartphone and fake 3600 degree camera that French car maker loves so much. I get it, they bought 100 containers full of these, but since this is a luxury product, maybe it should be equipped with this decade’s technology. Also, all these buttons aren’t symmetrical, see for yourselves. It really bugs me even though I like the fact someone used different shapes than rectangle. The visibility is OK, but there’s sth strange behind the B pillar. That sloping line is to remind us about the DS3 from a while back. But it serves no purpose, esthetic or otherwise and makes the back of the car seem dark. Also, it’s not very roomy in the back, there’s a silly bag for your smartphone instead of an armrest. But at least you know the car make, because the logo is put here. Kids, because adults won’t rather fit in here, will surely be totally whatever with that. The boot is 350 litres big, but if we multiply the dimensions, it’s more like 292. Let’s say 300 litres. Where’s the rest? Underneath the floor. Oh, but there’s the subwoofer! Also, you can press a button on the keyfob to open the boot, but there’s no electric tailgate and in the top trim I still have to open it manually. Also, the indents underneath aren’t too comfortable to use and many manicures will be lost on it. Also, the open button is placed quite low, so it will be dirty ca. half of the year. And do you know what is the worst part? I really like Citroen cars and DS is sth up my alley as well. DS3 Crossback is decent in the city, even on the highway it’s OK, and quite quiet at that. It’s good on speed bumps as the suspension is soft, and I have my music control on the steering wheel. So what is my problem? Well, I could recommend DS7 to someone as this is the most comfortable and roomy SUV. But this? Not compared to any competition. From this point of view, the Lexus UX seems reasonable. Not to mention the Volkswagen T-Roc – or rather the smaller T-Cross. T-Cross that has 100 litres more boot space and easy to use infotainment system. DS3 Crossback annoys me. On one side, all these quirks, and the wasted potential on the other. This could have been a very good car. It’s only very strange. And what do you think about the DS3 Crossback? Do you think I’m exaggerating or do you agree with me? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to rate my video – give it a thumb up if you liked it. Press the bell button to stay up to date with all my videos. New car reviews and tutorials every Thursday, same time. Thanks and see you soon!