Toyota iQ – The smallest Toyota model is a four-seater, which makes it a more practical alternative to the Smart ForTwo.
- Years of production: 2007-2015
- Engines: benz. 1.0-1.33 (68-98 hp), diesel 1.4 (90 hp)
- Versions: htb 3d
- Length / wheelbase: 298/200 cm, width / height: 168/150 cm, luggage compartment: 32-238 l
Toyota iQ – BODY FUNCTIONALITY
Toyota decided to build a more functional alternative to Smart. The iQ model uses a 3 + 1 arrangement of seats in which the space in the second row is shared with the luggage compartment and the space in the first row – to be able to travel by four people, the front seats have to be moved towards the specially shortened dashboard.
Toyota iQ – ENGINES
The source of power is the engines proven in other Toyota models. The 1.33 unit provides the optimal compromise between performance and fuel consumption. Diesel is also not to be afraid of. It is a very durable construction of the Japanese brand.
The smallest Toyota performs very well in all failure reports. During routine inspections, only the consumables (e.g. discs) are replaced.
The ratio of price to age and functionality is not favorable. Compared to the expensive Smart II, the Toyota iQ is not so bad. The database of replacements is large because many parts can be fitted from other models of the concern.
Toyota iQ – WORTH KNOWING
- The Toyota iQ is the first model with a rear airbag. When filled, it is unfastened behind the sofa headrests. The car also has side and curtain airbags and an airbag that protects the driver’s knees.
- To save space, the differential has been placed in front of the gearbox.
- The Aston Martin Cygnet was created on the basis of the Toyota iQ.
Toyota iQ – THE MOST POPULAR DRIVE UNITS – TECHNICAL DATA
|ENGINE||1.0 VVT-i||1.33 Dual VVT-i||1.4 D-4D|
|Displacement||998 cm 3||1329 cm 3||1364 cm 3|
|Power||68 KS||98 KS||90 KS|
|Torque||91 Nm||123 Nm||190 Nm|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h||14.7 seconds||11.8 seconds||10.7 seconds|
|Speed||150 km / h||170 km / h||170 km / h|
Toyota iQ – MODEL HISTORY
2007 presentation of Toyota iQ
2008 start of serial production
2012 withdrawal of diesel from the offer 2014 iQ disappears from European showrooms
2015 end of production, the model has not received a successor
TYPICAL DEFECTS AND REPAIR COSTS
- Clutch wear
The urban operation can be felt in the clutch. There are plenty of substitutes on the market.
- Replacing brake discs and pads
A freshly purchased car may require service with brakes.
- Oil change in the CVT gearbox
An option in version 1.0 was the continuously variable Multidrive gearbox. Considering the service life of its transmission belt, wheels and other mechanical elements, it is worth thinking about changing the oil after buying the car, and then every 60 thousand. km. It will be cheaper than the overhaul of the box.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
+ Very high mechanical durability.
+ Low fuel consumption, good handling.
+ Easy access to consumables.
– Low supply and exorbitant offer prices.
– Lack of a trunk and tightness in the cabin when driving with a full set of passengers.
– A model that is more difficult to resell than the Yaris.
A well-kept and well-presented one with the 1.33 engine. It will make driving fun
and easier to sell.
WATCH OUT FOR
Damaged cars with uncertain history or high mileage. Opportunities can be expensive and difficult to sell.