Used Citroën DS4 (2011 - 2015) Safety & Reliability

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 07 Nov 2013
With the celebratory bells of success of the DS3 still ringing in the ears of the hierarchy at Citroen, the French manufacturer has decided to continue the DS theme and followed up with the introduction of the DS4. Based on the C4 hatch, the Citroen DS4 is the more premium version of the French firm’s more sedate hatchback.

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Standard safety equipment includes intelligent traction control, ESP, ABS with EBD, six airbags and two ISOFIX mounting points on the rear seats. Due to the Citroen DS4 safety kit being so extensive, the car received the full five star score in the Euro NCAP safety tests. Models from DStyle up also get the innovative eTouch system. This alerts emergency services if an airbag goes off in the car or will pinpoint your location for Citroen assistance if the car breaks down.

3.5 out of 5


Based on the 2011 Citroen C4, the Citroen DS4 reliability record should be much more positive reading. This is down to the latest C4 being a big improvement over the previous car, which was blighted by electrical faults. Citroen insists build quality has improved and the company has worked hard to try and rebuild its reputation.

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