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2014-05-30 09:39

TWICE A WINNER: The Citroen DS3 has been voted 'Best Small Car' in 2014 in the What Car? JD Power Survey. Image: Citroen

  • Citroen DS3 voted ‘Best Small Car’
  • 2014 JD Power Survey
  • DS3 received praise for styling
  • DS3 ranks 21st overall out of 109 models

For the second-consecutive year, the Citroen DS3 has topped its class in the annual What Car? JD Power Survey.

Voted ‘Best Small Car’ for 2014, the DS3 received a customer satisfaction score of 79.3% – the overall industry average was 77.2%, lauded for its styling, affordable running costs and driver visibility.

Its personalisation options and exterior colour combinations were also praised.


Overall, the small car category winner came in 21st out of a total of 109 cars in the survey, which ranks the views of real car owners.

What Car? editor Jim Holder said: “The DS3 has really established itself as an extremely desirable small car – its bold, fun and its styling sets it apart from its competitors and, as well as this latest accolade, DS3 owners also enjoy low running costs, which is important for every motorist.”

The DS3, which was named ‘Best Supermini’ in the 2013 survey, was also praised for its equipment levels and responsive handling, which delivers a truly enjoyable driving experience.

Managing director for Citroen UK & Ireland, Linda Jackson, said: “To top its class for two successive years is a fantastic result for the DS3 and is special to win an award that is voted for by owners.

"Receiving such high praise for a variety of aspects, from styling to running costs, is testament to DS3’s versatility and desirability as it continues to impress across the board.”

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