Parkers overall rating: 3.3 out of 5 3.3
  • Decent standard equipment offered as standard
  • We're missing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though
  • UK models don't get connected services

The £16,850 to £23,065 model range is divided into four lines - passion advanced, pulse premium, prime exclusive and edition one - and standard equipment levels seem pretty satisfactory. Even the entry level passion advanced boasts 15-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, electric mirrors, DAB radio and Bluetooth, an infotainment including navigation and Android Auto, and a small raft of urban-appropriate safety systems.

Closer inspection, however, reveals no Apple CarPlay, but only Mirrorlink, no access to a bunch of on-line services coming to the rest of Europe, and a sat' nav' system so far behind your actually on-road position that driving in an unfamiliar city requires the neck of an owl and the concentration skills of a chess Grand Master.

Smart EQ Fortwo (2020) interior