Toyota iQ2 CVT Askam-in-Furness

The CVT transmission is ideal for urban motoring in Askam-in-Furness, 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

Toyota World (Newport)
01633 548661
Maesglas Retail Park
Newport
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Thurlow Nunn
01480 460888
Ramsey Road
St Ives
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 15:00

RRG Bury
0161 401 0146
Bolton Street
Bury
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Toyota World (Bristol South)
0117 329 0469
832 Bath Road
Brislington
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Farmer & Carlisle (Leicester)
0845 1231576
129 Welford Road
Leicester
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Gordon Lamb Chesterfield
0845 373 5438
2 Lockoford Lane,Sheffield Road
Chesterfield
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:45 - 18.30
Saturday:08:45 - 17.30
Sunday:11:00 - 16:30

Mount Automotive Solutions Ltd
01422 361961
New Bond Street
Halifax
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:
Saturday:
Sunday:

RMB Toyota (Darlington)
01325 254 545
McMullen Road
Darlington
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:45 - 18:15
Saturday:08:45 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 16:00

Gordon Lamb Sheffield
0114 250 8855
363 Bramall Lane
Sheffield
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.45 - 19.00
Saturday:08:45 - 18:00
Sunday:11:00 - 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