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Smart forfour

  • tickQuirky looks and strong image
  • tickHigh-quality interior finish
  • tickAffordable to run

Smart ForFour hatchback (2015 - )

The Smart ForFour takes the style and quality that the Smart brand is famous for, and applies it to a four-seat city car. It’s not without its shortcomings, most notably its high price, questionable ergonomics and woeful automatic gearbox. Spec it right, though, and you’ll enjoy a car with effortless manoeuvrability, a strong image and affordable running costs.
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Like any Smart, the ForFour has an interior that’s funky and sophisticated at the same time. The design is imaginative, with a large variety of shapes and textures on display, while the materials feel solid and high-grade. This substantial feel is also reflected in the way the various switches work. The ergonomics in the cabin aren’t quite so impressive, though. Some buttons are hidden away out of sight behind the steering wheel, and the standard infotainment system isn’t all that easy to use despite being pretty basic in its functionality. Specify the optional cradle that slots directly into the front of the unit to hold your smartphone, and most of the buttons on the system will also be obscured by your handset. There’s a touch-screen system that’s also available as an optional extra, and although it’s better, it still isn’t the most intuitive system you’ll come across. Your over-the-shoulder view is pretty limited due to a tiny rear screen and very thick rear pillars, and on all but one version (the entry-level car, bizarrely), you have to head to the options' list if you want height adjustment for the driver’s seat and steering wheel, which is pretty stingy and might mean some drivers struggle to find a comfy position unless they pay extra.

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