The interior layout, fit and finish
You sit quite high up in the Zoe, and the fact that the driver's seat can't be lowered might prove an annoyance if you're tall. However, there’s otherwise enough adjustment in the seat and steering wheel to allow most people to get comfortable.
The view out of the front is largely unobstructed, but the rear pillars block some of the view when you’re looking back over your shoulder. Happily, rear parking sensors are standard from mid-rung Iconic trim, while range-topping GT Line models also have a reversing camera.
Stepping up to Iconic trim adds a built-in sat-nav, while top-tier GT Line upgrades the screen to a 9.3in, portrait-orientated unit, adding a row of shortcut icons at the bottom to simplify operation further. It’s a responsive system that is certainly competitive within the class. The air conditioning controls are worth a mention, too: they're a combination of physical buttons and dials, so you don't have to stab away at a touchscreen just to tweak the interior temperature, like you do in the e-208.
All trims get a crisp 10.0in digital display behind the steering wheel, rather than conventional instrument dials. This shows your current speed and, on models with sat-nav, turn-by-turn navigation directions. You can also set the display to show a cute graphic of a leaf that grows and shrinks depending on how efficiently you’re driving, along with detailed statistics.