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The Top Gear car review:Toyota iQ

Overall verdict
Toyota rethinks the city car. Then charges too much for it.


Ingenious, tiny yet spacious, and capable of hitting the highway


Unfortunately, it's way too pricey for this budget sensitive segment


What is it?

Toyota’s entirely logical idea to offer big-car luxury in a small-car package, the iQ makes an awful lot more sense on paper than it does in reality. We all got very excited about the iQ’s arrival and then a bit glum when it wasn’t quite the car we’d expected. It’s not as posh as it promised to be, and it’s not as much fun to drive as various rather more regulation city cars. Still, it is unusual and in parts very clever, and is one of the few genuinely tiny cars that can properly hold its own on the motorway. A mixed bag, then, but an interesting one.

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