Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The iQ was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. Toyota iQ safety levels were awarded the maximum five stars which is very impressive for such a small car.

It's stuffed with no less than nine airbags as standard, including the world’s first rear window curtain airbag which protects back-seat passengers. There’s also Isofix child points in the rear, a seatbelt reminder system and ABS with brake assist and traction control.

On the security front, a perimeter alarm, Thatcham immobiliser and deadlocks should do enough to deter thieves.

The iQ is as clever a car as its name suggests, but it’s not without its shortfalls. To fit the rear seats into such a small space, Toyota sacrificed a huge chunk of the boot. There's only 32 litres of space, while folding down the seats boosts this to just 242 litres - that's only marginally larger than the standard boot area in the Smart Fortwo.

This leaves drivers with the choice of using the rear seats for passengers or for luggage - the iQ’s greatest limitation is its inability to carry both. But use it exclusively as a three seater, and the back seats for coats and bags, and the Toyota reveals its true colours as a super city slicker: small to drive but large inside.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota IQ (09-14).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
3 optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

IQ equipment

IQ standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
IQ optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights

IQ iSports equipment

IQ iSports standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
IQ iSports optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights

IQ2 equipment

IQ2 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
IQ2 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

IQ2 iSports equipment

IQ2 iSports standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
IQ2 iSports optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

IQ3 equipment

IQ3 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
IQ3 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

IQ3 iSports equipment

IQ3 iSports standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
IQ3 iSports optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

iSports equipment

iSports standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
iSports optional equipment
None available