Toyota iQ2 CVT Coniston

The CVT transmission is ideal for urban motoring in Coniston, 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.

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

Freelance Motors (Guernsey)
01481 242 190
Vale Garage Complex,Bray Road
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00

RRG Stockport
0161 401 0165
St Mary's Way
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.00 - 19.00
Saturday:09.00 - 17.00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Westlands Stourbridge
01384 393 047
Brettell Lane,Amblecote
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Pentagon Doncaster
01302 762300
Quest Park,Wheatley Hall Road
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:10:30 - 16:30

Coronation Toyota
01255 679191
15-19 Frinton Road,Kirby Cross
Frinton on Sea
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Octagon Bracknell
01344 789888
Phoenix Business Park,John Nike Way Amen Corner
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 16:00

Murley Auto Stratford
01789 298975
Western Road
Stratford Upon Avon
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00

B & M Motors
01494 729411
59-61 The Broadway
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:

Toyota World (Birmingham)
0121 448 7300
Fort Dunlop,6 Wingfoot Way
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30am - 19:00pm
Saturday:08:30am - 17:00pm
Sunday:10:00am - 16:00pm

Toyota iQ2 CVT

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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?

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.

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.

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