The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The pedals line up neatly with the steering wheel, and the driver’s seat is comfy on long journeys and supportive through corners – especially if you’ve got the electrically adjustable bucket seats that are standard from V2 and VZ2 trims. Height adjustment and adjustable lumbar support are standard on all models.
Visibility at night is good, thanks to powerful LED headlights coming as standard with all trim levels. The VZ2 and VZ3 trims also also add automatic high beam to the standard features list.
Sat nav and infotainment
Entry-level V1 and V2 models have a 10in touchscreen infotainment system, while higher spec VZ1, VZ2 and VZ3 cars get a larger 12in system. All Formentors come with built-in sat-nav, a DAB radio, four USB-C ports, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring and wireless phone-charging.
The screens are bright and clear, and the operating system is usually responsive, although it takes a fair bit of playing with the menus to grasp their slightly odd arrangement. The best systems in the class are in the BMW X1 and X2 – they have brilliant software and an easy-to-use rotary controller.