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Costs and real consumption: DS 7 Crossback Blue-HDI 180

The DS 7 Crossback Blue-HDI 180 So Chic, which costs 39,790 euros, comes up for a consumption check.

The DS 7 is the 177 hp Blue-HDi 180, which is the only one in its class to have an active chassis. This also includes a camera that scans the route at speeds between 15 and 130 km/h, continuously evaluates additional vehicle data and prepares each damper for the road surface conditions in real time. The result is an SUV that gently undulates over both short and long waves and conveys a well-balanced driving comfort. However, the Active Scan Suspension (1,000 euros), which is sometimes subject to a surcharge, cannot completely prevent occasional stumbling over road damage. A sport mode can be activated at the push of a button, but is of little use. Either way, the 1.6 meter high SUV is not suitable for cornering, and neither the too easy, somewhat imprecise steering nor the strong body roll are really helpful. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?

Our test consumption

DS specifies an NEDC standard consumption of 4.9 liters of diesel for the 7 Crossback Blue-HDI 180 So Chic (2018) . He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 7.1 liters, which causes fuel costs of 12.43 euros per 100 kilometers. On the Eco lap, the DS consumed 5.7 liters while consuming 6.8 liters on the Commuter route. If the DS was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 10.0 liters. The fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal mehr-tanken.de (06.12.2022 /diesel: 1.75 euros/litre).

Monthly maintenance costs

If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the fuel costs for 100 kilometers to 9.98 euros. The rather violent gait results in a sum of 17.50 euros. The motor vehicle tax costs 256 euros per year for the DS, the liability insurance is 413 euros. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 213 and 836 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 247 euros are paid by those who drive the DS 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is double, the sum increases to 420 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.

How to test

The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption runs. So-called ‚Äúcommuter consumption‚ÄĚ accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap. The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average.The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted on the "more tanken" portal on the day the article was created.

The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and comprehensive insurance with Allianz, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance.

Conclusion

In the auto motor und sport test consumption, the 39,790 euro DS 7 Crossback BlueHDI 180 So Chic with 177 hp ends up with an average value of 7.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. This means that the fuel costs over this distance are 12.43 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 247 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 420 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).

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