Toyota iQ2 CVT Ambleside

The CVT transmission is ideal for urban motoring in Ambleside, changing swiftly and smoothly when you need it to. City driving is eased further by excellent power steering, and there are even optional parking sensors.

Batemans
01539 534 000
Station Square
Grange-over-Sands
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:12:00 - 16:00

Platinum Trowbridge
01225 759550
Platinum Motor Park,North Bradley
Trowbridge
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.30 - 18.00
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:10.30 - 16.30

Yeomans (Brighton)
01273 799631
351 South Coast Road,Telscombe Cliffs
Brighton
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Motorline Canterbury
01227 764444
Broad Oak Road
Canterbury
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Motest Farnham
01252 266121
Unit C, Centrum Business Park,35/42 East Street
Farnham
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 16:00
Sunday:Closed

Jim Walton
01768 864555
Cowper Road,Gilwilly Industrial Estate
Penrith
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.30 - 17.30
Saturday:08.30 - 12.30
Sunday:Closed

Minories Durham
0191 370 6700
30 Alma Place,Gilesgate Moor
Durham
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:08:30 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Jemca (Bromley)
0845 121 3643
146 Burnt Ash Lane
Bromley
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Ron Brooks Mansfield
01623 656568
Acorns,Oak Tree Lane
Mansfield
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18.00
Saturday:08:00 - 17.00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Hodgson Toyota Gateshead
0191 414 0901
Derwenthaugh Road,Swalwell
Gateshead
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:30 - 16.30

Toyota iQ2 CVT

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Styling/image
For city drivers with their finger on the pulse, this is the car Toyota wants them to be seen in. Much more funky than a G-Whizz and more practical (in theory, at least) than a Smart ForTwo, it’s the new kid on the block. But is the Toyota badge cool enough?

Interior/practicality
Compared with the rather basic cabin of its Aygo sibling, the 2,985mm-long iQ is quality, which goes some way to explaining why it’s more expensive. It’s comfortable for two occupants although the back seats are at best for occasional use. Boot space is minimal at 32 litres, so our preference would be to whip off the rear headrests, fold the chairs flat and use the ensuing 238 litres of room for bags instead.

Engine/performance
Here’s where the iQ has a definite edge over the established Smart. The CVT transmission is ideal for urban motoring, changing swiftly and smoothly when you need it to. City driving is eased further by excellent power steering, and there are even optional parking sensors. Although the engine is only 998cc and 0-62mph takes a leisurely 15.5 seconds, the car is capable of 93mph and is surprisingly comfortable on long journeys.

Ownership costs
The benefits start stacking up: 60.1mpg combined fuel returns; 110g/km emissions; and group 2 insurance all help keep the bills down. However the manual offers 65.7mpg and 99g/km which, in theory, gives it the edge – as does the £1,000 price difference. However, it’s debatable whether that will make a huge difference in the long run, which you can ponder as the transmission takes care of gearshifts. Service intervals are 10,000 miles.

Safety/environment
You might wonder how on earth Toyota managed to squeeze nine airbags into such a tiny body. It has, though, helping the iQ earn a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. Because it emits 110g/km of CO2, the auto qualifies for £35 annual VED, as opposed to the 99g/km manual which costs nothing.

Model variants and specifications
iQ VVT-i 3dr manual £9,495
iQ2 VVT-i 3dr manual £10,495

iQ VVT-i 3dr Multidrive £10,495
iQ2 1.0 VVT-i 3dr Multidrive £11,495

Author: Charlottle Blight

Toyota iQ2 CVT