A strong economy is a key factor in any small SUV leasing decision and the DS3 doesn’t disappoint on this front. The manual 110hp diesel powerplant leads the internal combustion offerings with an average of 61.4mpg in mixed driving. The petrol engines range between 49.6mpg and 44.8mpg, making a strong case for picking one of the more powerful variants given the difference is so minimal.
The electric motor is capable of 198 miles between charges. Covering the same distance in the diesel will cost you more and the electric DS3 also benefits from a far lower benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax band (1% compared to 33%+ for the others). One mitigating factor here is the higher leasing cost of this model – if you aren’t planning to rack up the miles, then the diesel or one of the petrol versions can make for a more financially savvy choice.