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

Inchcape (Guildford)
0845 1254716
Moorfield Road,Slyfield Industrial Estate
Guildford
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Loders Yeovil
01935 421 050
Edwards Close,Houndstone Business Park
Yeovil
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:Closed

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

Jemca (Edgware Road)
08444 702862
The Hyde,Edgware Road
London
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Caledonian Toyota
01624 613 603
Isle of Man Business Park,Cooil Road
Braddan
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 17:30
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:Closed

Lindop Bros Queensferry
01244 821031
Bridgegate,Queensferry
Deeside
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09.00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Ron Brooks
0115 930 2885
The Gateway,Derby Road
Ilkeston
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 19.00
Saturday:08:00 - 17.00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Grants Toyota
01376 346346
Galleys Corner,Braintree Road
Braintree
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Inchcape (Sandhurst)
0845 8504905
144 High Street
Sandhurst
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

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