Despite simple rotary air-con dials and an upright driving position, the Twingo has some basic flaws in its cabin design. The seat is mounted too high for tall drivers, who will catch their knees on the steering wheel, and there’s no clutch footrest. The steering wheel adjusts for height but not reach, too.
Renault Twingo space & practicality
Thanks to its unique rear-engined layout, the Twingo is one of the most practical city cars around. Four adults will fit comfortably, and the rear seats fold totally flat, as does the front passenger seat, so you can squeeze long items of luggage in. There are also lots of storage cubbies, including under the rear seats (a cheap optional extra) and large pockets in the doors.
Renault Twingo equipment
Entry-level versions are pretty sparsely equipped, so we’d go for mid-spec Play trim. This comes with air-conditioning and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, although alloy wheels will still cost you extra. Using the free R&Go app, you can turn your smartphone into a touch-screen sat-nav system; the excellent R-link integrated touch-screen set-up is a pricey optional extra. Dynamique models come with some desirable kit as standard, but they’re relatively expensive.