Toyota iQ

Toyota's tiny iQ is designed to take on the Smart ForTwo. Just like the Smart, it's very short, but while the Smart ForTwo is a strict two-seater, the Toyota iQ feature a novel 3+1 seating layout, allowing three adults and a child to make a short journey in comfort. Two engines are available, a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a 1.3-litre four-cylinder, with the former being cleaner and more suited to the car's character. The interior is well equipped and the highlight of the driving experience is the Toyota iQ's incredibly tight turning circle. It isn’t cheap though.

Toyota iQ city car

Price 
£11,100 - £14,100
3 Doors
3.2 / 5
Pros
  • Looks very smart
  • Easy to park
  • Cheap to run
Cons
  • Expensive for its size
  • Interior space is limited
  • Bouncy ride

The Toyota iQ is an upmarket and well-equipped city car available with either a 1.0-litre or 1.33-litre petrol engine. You can even specify an automatic gearbox, although it does blunt performance somewhat. Its name hints at the iQ's clever design, and while its ability to carry three adults is impressive, a tiny boot limits practicality. The Toyota iQ is also best-suited to the city, because its tiny size and light steering make it tiring to drive at higher speeds.