Toyota iQ – Easy Car, Easy Parking


Toyota iQ is the front-wheel-drive car manufactured by Toyota Motors and marketed by Toyota. Toyota iQ is only produced from 2008 to 2016 as a single generation. The car is also produced for various markets such as Europe from 2008 – 2015, and North America from 2012 – 2015 where it is known as the Scion IQ, whereas in Europe, the same car rebadged as the Aston Martin Cygnet.

Toyota iQ is assembled in Japan at the Takaoka plant and designed by Hiroki Nakajima as a city car. Toyota iQ is a 3-door hatchback with a front-engine layout. It is an efficient car that rated highly in fuel economy which makes it an excellent purchase for people with low budgets. 


Toyota iQ Engine & Power

Toyota iQ is offered with 3 engine options. These are; the 1.0L 1KR-FE I3 engine, the 1.3L 1NR-FE petrol I4, and 1.4L 1ND-FTV diesel I4 engine. These are linked to 5-speed and 6-speed manual CVT and also available in both automatic and manual transmission.

Toyota iQ with 1.0L 1KR-FE I3 petrol engine produces the maximum output power of 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp) at 6,000 rpm, while the Toyota iQ powered by 1.3L 1NR-FE I4 petrol engine produces the 94 PS (69 kW; 93 hp) at 6,000rpm, and the Toyota iQ mated with 1.4L 1ND-FTV diesel engine produces the maximum output power of 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 3,400rpm.



The Toyota iQ is a small car, therefore space is limited especially for tall drivers and passengers. In the first row, the seats are adjustable so the leg space is much better here. A tall driver above 6 ft will find it limiting especially for long-distance travel. In the second row, the space is bearable for the outer seats but for the middle seat, space is limited.

Cabin Storage

In the first row, there is one cup holder and door panel storage. There are no storage compartments in the second row.

Boot Space

Toyota iQ has no boot space even to carry small-sized luggage when it carries 4 people but the rear seats can also be folded to create a boot space and can carry average-sized luggage such as large suitcase with some space to spare.

Other Extras


Safety Features 

SRS Airbags, ESC, Belt Pretensioner, ABS, TCS


The Toyota iQ Fuel Tank Capacity

32 Litres and the car is fuel efficient by providing an outstanding 100km/4.3 liters.


Spare Parts Availability & Where To Buy

Toyota iQ is not popular in the Tanzania car market and we expect its service parts are expensive. You can get the spare parts and other body parts through BE FORWARD by visiting BE FORWARD Auto Parts Store.

Toyota iQ price ranges from $2,014 to $29,746 on the used car market, depending on the model year, mileage, installed features, color, and other conditions of the car, therefore, you can use these factors to buy an iQ suitable for your budget.