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Citroen DS 3 Crossback 2021-2023 User Manual

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Citroen DS 3 Crossback 2021-2023

The DS 3 Crossback is a mix of grace, style, and high-tech features. It has a unique and eye-catching design with strong lines, a big front grille, and LED lights that look different from each other. It looks both stylish and sporty from the outside, which makes it stand out in the compact SUV market. The DS 3 Crossback’s interior is a luxury and luxurious place to be. It is made of high-quality materials and pays attention to every detail. It also comes with a variety of options that can be changed to fit each person’s tastes. The cabin has comfortable seats for up to five people and high-tech features like a digital instrument panel, a touchscreen infotainment system, and smartphone integration. When it comes to powertrains, the DS 3 Crossback usually has a choice between petrol (petrol), diesel and electric. Depending on the market and the model, you can expect a range of engines that are both fast and good on petrol. There is also an electric version called the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense that runs on a battery and has no emissions. The DS 3 Crossback also has a number of high-tech safety features and driver-assistance systems that make driving safer and give you peace of mind.


Eco-driving refers to a range of everyday practices that allow motorist to optimise their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Optimise your use of the gearbox

With a manual gearbox, move off gently and change up promptly. While accelerating, change up early. With an automatic gearbox, favour automatic mode and avoid pressing the accelerator pedal heavily or suddenly. The gear efficiency indicator prompts you to engage the most suitable gear: whenever this indication is displayed on the instrument panel, follow it straight away. With an automatic gearbox, this indicator appears only in manual mode.

Drive smoothly
Maintain a safe distance between vehicles, use engine braking rather than the brake pedal and press the accelerator gradually. These attitudes help to save fuel, reduce CO2 emissions and decrease general traffic noise. Favour the use of the “Eco” driving mode by selecting it using the “Drive Mode” control. If the vehicle has the steering-mounted “CRUISE” control, use cruise control at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h) when the traffic is flowing well.

Use electrical equipment wisely
Before moving off, if the passenger compartment is too warm, ventilate it by opening the windows and air vents before using the air conditioning. At speeds above 31 mph (50 km/h), close the windows and leave the air vents open. Consider using equipment that can help keep the temperature in the passenger compartment down. Unless automatically regulated, switch off the air conditioning as soon as the desired temperature has been reached. Switch off the demisting and defrosting functions, if they are not managed automatically. Switch off the heated seat as soon as possible. Switch off the headlamps and foglamps when the visibility conditions do not require their use. Avoid running the engine before moving off, particularly in winter; your vehicle will warm up much faster while driving. As a passenger, avoid connecting your multimedia devices (film, music, video game, etc.) to help reduce the consumption of electrical energy, and hence fuel. Disconnect all portable devices before leaving the vehicle.

Limit the causes of excess consumption
Spread loads throughout the vehicle; place the heaviest items in the boot, as close as possible to the rear seats. Limit the loads carried in the vehicle and minimise wind resistance (roof bars, roof rack, bicycle carrier, trailer, etc.). Preferably, use a roof box. Remove roof bars and roof racks after use. At the end of winter, remove snow tyres and refit summer tyres.

Comply with servicing instructions
Check tyre pressures regularly, with the tyres cold, referring to the label in the door aperture on the driver’s side.
Carry out this check in particular:

  • before a long journey.
  • at each change of season.
  • after a long period of use.

Do not overlook the spare wheel and, where applicable, the tyres on your trailer or caravan. Have your vehicle serviced regularly (engine oil, oil filter, air filter, passenger compartment filter, etc.) and observe the schedule of operations in the manufacturer’s service schedule. With a BlueHDi Diesel engine, if the SCR system is faulty, your vehicle will emit pollution; visit a dealer or a qualified workshop as soon as possible to restore your vehicle’s nitrogen oxide emissions to regulatory compliance. When filling the fuel tank, do not continue after the third nozzle cut-out, to avoid overflow. You will only see the fuel consumption of your new vehicle settle down to a consistent average after the first 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometres).

Optimise the driving range (electric vehicles)
The vehicle’s electrical consumption depends heavily on the route, the vehicle speed and your driving style. Try to remain in the “ECO” zone on the power indicator, by driving smoothly and maintaining a steady speed. Anticipate the need to slow down, and brake smoothly, whenever possible using engine braking with the regenerative braking function, which will move the power indicator into the “CHARGE” zone.

Digital instrument panel
This digital instrument panel can be customised. Depending on the display mode selected, certain information is hidden or presented differently.

  1. Rev counter (x 1000 rpm) (Petrol or Diesel) Power indicator (Electric)
  2. Cruise control or speed limiter settings Display of speed limit signs
  3. Digital speedometer (mph or km/h)
  4. Gear with an automatic gearbox (Petrol or Diesel) Drive selector position (Electric) Gear shift indicator (arrow and recommended gear) Driving mode selected
  5. Fuel gauge (Petrol or Diesel) Charge level indicator (Electric) Remaining range (miles or km)
  6. Total distance recorder (miles or km)
  7. Coolant temperature indicator (°C) (Petrol or Diesel)

Some lamps have a fixed location, the others can alter the location. For certain functions that have indicator lamps for both operation and for deactivation, there is only one dedicated location.

Permanent information
In the standard display, the instrument panel shows:

  • in fixed locations:
    • Rev counter (Petrol or Diesel).
    • Fuel gauge (Petrol or Diesel).
    • Charge level and driving range indicator
    • Power indicator (Electric).
    • Distance recorders.
  • in variable locations:
    • Gearbox and gear shift indicator information.
    • Coolant temperature indicator (Petrol or Diesel).
    • Digital speedometer.
    • Status or alert messages are displayed temporarily.

Optional information
Depending on the display mode selected and the active features, additional information may be displayed:

  • Trip computer.
  • Driving aid functions.
  • Speed limiter or cruise control.
  • Media currently playing.
  • Navigation instructions.
  • Vehicle dynamics information.
  • Power flow (Electric).

Customising the instrument panel
Depending on the version, the appearance of the instrument panel may be customisable (colour and display mode).

Display language and units
When travelling abroad, the speed must be shown in the official units of the country you are driving in (mph, miles or km/h, km). As a safety measure, these adjustments must be carried out with the vehicle stationary.

Choosing a display colour
The display colour can be selected in the setting of a profile in the Settings touchscreen menu. Depending on the version, the possible choices are:

  • “Champagne” (white and champagne),
  • “Performance Line” (gold and carmine).
    If the vehicle is so equipped, selecting the “Sport” mode automatically changes the display colour of the instrument panel (red theme).

Setting the display mode
In each mode, specific types of information are displayed on the instrument panel.

Changing the display mode

  • Turn the thumbwheel on the left of the steering wheel to display and scroll through the various modes on the instrument panel.
  • Press the thumbwheel to confirm the mode. If you do not press the thumbwheel, the selected display mode is automatically applied after a few moments.


Q1: What type of vehicle is the Citroen DS 3 Crossback?

A1: The Citroen DS 3 Crossback is a compact luxury crossover SUV designed to offer a blend of style and versatility.

Q2: Is the Citroen DS 3 Crossback a new model?

A2: The Citroen DS 3 Crossback was introduced as a new model in 2019, and the 2021-2023 versions may come with updates.

Q3: How many passengers can the Citroen DS 3 Crossback accommodate?

A3: The Citroen DS 3 Crossback typically seats five passengers with its two-row seating configuration.

Q4: Does the Citroen DS 3 Crossback have a premium interior?

A4: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback often features a premium interior with upscale materials and modern design elements.

Q5: What engine options are available for the Citroen DS 3 Crossback?

A5: The Citroen DS 3 Crossback may offer a range of gasoline, diesel, and potentially hybrid powertrains for various performance and efficiency options.

Q6: Is the Citroen DS 3 Crossback known for its distinctive design?

A6: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback often stands out with its distinctive exterior design, characterized by bold lines and unique styling cues.

Q7: Does the Citroen DS 3 Crossback offer advanced technology features?

A7: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback often comes equipped with advanced technology, including touchscreen infotainment systems and driver assistance features.

Q8: Is the Citroen DS 3 Crossback suitable for city driving?

A8: Yes, the compact size of the Citroen DS 3 Crossback makes it well-suited for maneuvering through urban environments.

Q9: Does the Citroen DS 3 Crossback offer customizable features?

A9: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback may offer various trim levels and options for customization to suit different preferences.

Q10: What safety features does the Citroen DS 3 Crossback offer?

A10: The Citroen DS 3 Crossback often comes equipped with safety features like airbags, stability control, and advanced driver assistance systems.

Q11: Is the Citroen DS 3 Crossback available with all-wheel drive (AWD)?

A11: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback may offer all-wheel drive as an option for enhanced traction on different road conditions.

Q12: Does the Citroen DS 3 Crossback have a comfortable ride?

A12: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback often offers a comfortable and refined ride quality, catering to driver and passenger comfort.

Q13: Is the Citroen DS 3 Crossback equipped with a modern infotainment system?

A13: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback often features a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and navigation options.

Q14: Does the Citroen DS 3 Crossback offer a range of interior and exterior color options?

A14: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback often provides a variety of color choices for both its interior and exterior.

Q15: Can the Citroen DS 3 Crossback be considered a luxury crossover?

A15: Yes, the Citroen DS 3 Crossback is often classified as a luxury compact crossover due to its premium features and design.

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