Toyota iQ2 CVT Kirkby Stephen

The CVT transmission is ideal for urban motoring in Kirkby Stephen, 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.

Inchcape (Burton)
0845 8504920
Moor Street
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:09:00 - 17:30
Sunday:10:30 - 16:30

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

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

Parklands Toyota
01872 510 455
Carland Cross
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 17:30
Sunday:11:00 - 16:00

T G Holdcroft
01782 264888
Leek Road,Hanley
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:

Marsh Toyota
0844 8152807
Hennock Road,Marsh Barton
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

West Riding Toyota Bradford
0844 875 8827
Station Road,off Canal Road
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.30 - 19.00
Saturday:08.30 - 17.00
Sunday:10:30 - 16:30

Vantage Toyota Blackburn
01254 580033
Trident Park,Whitebirk Drive
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:45 - 19:00
Saturday:08:45 - 17:00
Sunday:10:45 - 17:00

Currie Motors (Twickenham)-Sales
020 8892 0041
161 Chertsey Road
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09.00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Turners Toyota (Cambridge)-Sales
08447 700582
Number One Norman Way,Coldhams Lane
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.30 - 18.00
Saturday:08.30 - 18.00
Sunday:By Appointment

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