May 3, 2017
After returning a Beetle TDI to Volkswagen, I used the monetary award to purchase this car for the perceived fuel economy and am averaging 40 mpg, though often get better. I use it mainly to commute, but it's a capable highway driver as well and is comfortable on longer drives. Because of it's tiny stature, the iQ is incredibly responsive, has a very tight turning radius and with the standard 1.3L engine with less than 100hp, it displays surprisingly good off the line performance, even if highway acceleration lags a bit. The Pioneer sound system sounds very good at lower speeds, but is hampered a little by road noise at highway speeds. Interior quality is very nice and definitely not cheap looking, although, I think Toyota should have offered choices in seating material, instead of just polka dots. I leave the rear seat backs folded down due to the cramped rear space, and while a third passenger could fit fairly comfortably behind the passenger seat, that is not so behind the driver seat. For my daily round trip commute of 40+ miles, this is the right car for me.