Car Reviews: Toyota iQ iQ2 — The AA

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Toyota iQ

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Cheeky are appealing Superb space throughout Comfortable and easy to Attractive cabin, well


Not a car for all people at this More cabin colour would be welcome Boot is negligible with four on board No diesel option for UK

already has a strong reputation as a of excellent small cars, the impressive Aygo and spacious in its range. However, it now has a third to its bow with the introduction of the iQ, which it offers unique advantages in the car segment due to its size and packaging.

In respects the Toyota iQ follows the layout for a small car. It has a petrol engine mounted in the front of the car, driving the wheels through a manual or gearbox. However, the difference in the iQ is in the At 2,985mm in length, it is currently the car available less than metres long that can four people in comfort.

The iQ achieves this through remarkable packaging ideas, all of contribute to maximising the interior Mechanically, alterations to the differential, mechanism and air conditioning unit the compact engine to be moved forward, while the asymmetric means the front passenger can be moved much further increasing rear passenger

The result of this space-saving is that the iQ can fit four adults although the seat behind the has the most restricted legroom. In configuration the boot space is miniscule, but with three or two there is a much more amount of storage space. huge benefit of the iQ’s is manoeuvrability: its turning radius of 3.9 is extremely compact.

Rather than a budget car, the iQ is designed to be a second or family car, and rather being a stripped-out, low budget it has many features expected of from a higher price All models have air-conditioning, central-locking and ESP as standard, while the grade iQ2 model adds like climate control, entry and start and automatic and wipers.

Our verdict on the Toyota iQ iQ2

The iQ is a genuinely new kind of car, spectacular space efficiency and but with a distinct premium and strong equipment and luxury. In of pure pricing it is more than some rivals, but in of what it offers and is capable of, it offers good value for


Although the initial purchase may seem high, running are likely to be spectacularly low. costs will be very low while the 1.0-litre manual is exempt from Vehicle Duty thanks to its sub-100g/km rating.

Space and practicality

The iQ a remarkable job of offering lots of in a compact silhouette. Those in the seats are very well for, with excellent and legroom — even is better in iQ than in the bigger In the back, taller adults may a little for space, but most will find sufficient for long journeys.

Controls and


Car security

Car safety

The iQ a remarkable nine airbags its shell, including a world rear curtain airbag, to passengers in the rear seat who are to the car’s extremities. The high specification including ESP on all models is a sight.

Driver appeal

Toyota iQ

Anyone the iQ to drive like a low-budget car will be in for a surprise. From the seat it feels like a bigger car, with a view out, an excellent position and smooth controls. its modest output the 1.0-litre is keen and smooth and makes the iQ an car to drive.

Family car appeal

car appeal

Quality and image

The iQ the kind of quality expected of a car in a class: although it is close to in terms of size the cabin is to Auris or Avensis than else. The iQ’s image is by its unique design. This it strong appeal for the fashion-conscious and it outside of Toyota’s normal


The iQ may be small, but the large make it easy to get into the seats. As for the rear, the fact the passenger seats slides a long way makes access easy, although passengers in from the other side more of a squeeze.

Stereo and ICE (In car

The optional upgrade system on the iQ2 a connection for MP3 players and delivers good sound quality, by the good refinement. The single control mounted on the steering is very simple and easy to

Clever design allows two in the rear

Colours and trim

The bold exterior shape from stronger colours, especially attractive in white. the iQ has a mix of greys and browns, which is and unusual although its clever would benefit from hues. The quality of the trim is very good.

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