Smart

More closely linked to Mercedes-Benz than the Swiss watch brand that shares its name, Smart makes a couple of small cars that are designed primarily for use in congested cities.

The dinkier of the pair is the Fortwo which, as its name suggests, is an ultra-short two-seater that uses an unusual rear-engined configuration to deliver the sort of turning circle that even London taxis can only dream of. It's a doodle to park in small spaces, too - but you'll pay considerably more for it than many more practical city cars.

Smart's 'family car' is the Forfour, which is little more than a stretched version of the Fortwo, with a second row of seats and a larger boot. It's more of a natural rival for cars like the Hyundai i10 but again, it looks expensive, and the Smart's three-cylinder engine is pretty noisy compared with the motors on offer in the competition.

Official website

All Current Smart cars

NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

Fortwo Coupe

£6,697£tbc Rated 3 out of 5
Smart Fortwo Coupe

Forfour Hatchback

£7,152£10,641 Rated 3 out of 5
Smart Forfour Hatchback

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