Review

Toyota iQ city car

Price  £11,100 - £14,100

Toyota iQ city car

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Looks very smart
  • Easy to park
  • Cheap to run
Cons
  • Expensive for its size
  • Interior space is limited
  • Bouncy ride

The Toyota iQ isn’t the same bargain it used to be. The Toyota Aygo is bigger, while the Dacia Sandero is nearly half the price. However, the iQ is still fairly unique in the UK market – at three metres in length, it's only a little bit longer than a smart car, so it's ideal for nipping around town.

One of the car's biggest selling points is its ability to accommodate four people despite its small size – this is partly because the front passenger seat is positioned slightly forward of the driver, so it's possible to fit at least two adults, a teenager and a child in the car. Given its size, it's amazing anyone other than the driver can get in. If you use the iQ as your sole car, you’ll need to plan your travel itinerary with care so you make the right choice between passenger space and boot luggage space.

It will take a brave driver to take it on the motorway, where you’ll be dwarfed by almost everything else on the road, but few cars beat it in the city environment it's designed for.