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

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

The Toyota iQ city car is a great example of good things coming in small packages. Launched in 2009, its smart interior brings a touch of class to the segment that is unmatched by cars like the Ford Ka and Fiat 500. As well as offering space for four, the seating arrangement allows drivers to fold the rear chairs individually to adjust boot space. It's not all good news, however, the rear seats are extremely cramped – and squeezing two large adults in the back is impossible.