Toyota iQ and Aygo Score Highly on Top 10 City Cars

Toyota iQ 1 photo
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What makes a good city car? Practicality, low running costs, fuel efficiency, safety? Well, yes, but today’s people are not satisfied only with a metal box on wheels like the Citroen 2CV.
Buyers are lucky now, because the automakers are not making the compromises between practicality/comfort/looks, so even if you will pay a little extra, your city runabout will be stylish and take you everywhere in comfort while that fuel needle will look like it’s stuck somewhere above the half-tank mark.

Auto Express recently made a Top 10 City Cars list and as expected, Toyota occupies two spots, with the iQ and Aygo models.

The Toyota Aygo is the cheapest of the two, and for just £7.995 you get the 3-door version, which has standard 2-speaker Radio/CD player with Aux in, 14-inch steel rims, power windows, Bartok black seat trim and folding rear bench. Styling-wise, although it’s not the same good-looking as its iQ sister, it has a sporty trapezoidal front grille, blackened head and taillights and some body color-matching plastic inserts inside. Efficiency? 65.7 mpg combined and 99g/km.

The iQ model on the other hand is the most stylish city car out there if you ask us. Its exterior design, with simple but cool shapes and that smug front fascia makes it look like it got straight from the Cars animation. And even if it’s about the size of a Smart, it has room for four people and some luggage in the boot. Yes, it costs a bit more, but for £10,995 you also get more standard features, like heated electric mirrors with turn signals, 15-inch alloy wheels leather steering wheel and gear shifter, LED lamps, 6-speaker audio system with steering controls, air conditioning, UV and heat insulating tinted glass and a sporty gear shift indicator. All packed in that boxy yet fluid designed body that averages 64.2 mpg and emits 99g/km CO2.

See the rest of the list on Auto Express here.
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