The DS 7 Crossback may be light for a car of this size and price, but so long as you don’t have an especially heavy caravan to pull, it does the job very well.
The 225PS (222bhp) petrol pulls strongly provided it’s revved hard, towing a caravan weighing 85% of the car’s kerbweight from 30-60mph in 10.2 seconds.
In the lane-change test, the Crossback was just as secure as the class-winning Seat Ateca.
In terms of practicality, the Crossback has more boot space than you might think. But we’d like to see a better cabin finish.