The Toyota iQ is equipped with petrol which delivers by 23 more horsepower over the the engine of the Smart Fortwo II Coupe 0.8 cdi 45HP automatic, transforming the car to a much more sporty character. It seems to be better car for drivers who want to experience thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
The maximum velocity of the Toyota iQ is greater in relation to of the Smart by 15 kilometers per hour, which allows the Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual to cover quicker long distance of highway. The difference at the level of 15 kilometers/hour is small and will be negligible in everyday driving.
Width of a car influences on the amount of space for passengers as well as stability while driving. The Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual is widther by 126 mm than the Smart Fortwo II Coupe 0.8 cdi 45HP automatic and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „micro A” segment is around 1,579 mm and is by 102 mm smaller than the same feature of the Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual.
The wheelbase of a car means the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual has 123 millimeters longer wheelbase distance when compared to Smart. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Toyota should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The engine cubic capacity of the Toyota iQ is by 25 percent bigger in relation to the Smart Fortwo II Coupe 0.8 cdi 45HP automatic. For this reason the Smart will be more fuel efficient, however, the engine of the Toyota iQ will be of better performance, running more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
Maximum load capacity
The Toyota iQ is 11 percent longer in relation to the Smart Fortwo II Coupe 0.8 cdi 45HP automatic. Long cars have more interior space and also have bigger trunk. While the Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual occurs to be better option for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance driving, the Smart Fortwo II may be more appropriate to singles because it will not cause problems with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Number of doors
An owner of the Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual has a one door more at the back of a car. It will enable him to put cargo into a boot in more convenient way, especialy when it comes to things of large size. Passages of both cars who want to seat in the back need to get in a car through a front door which needs folding a front seat.
Model release date
The difference in release date between these two vehicles is only 1 year, however, new technologies for vehicles are appearing at a blistering pace what may cause that the Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i 68HP manual may have more advanced solutionswhich in a consequence may deliver you more joy of having it.
The Toyota iQ has by 55 percent tighter turning angle compared to the Smart Fortwo II Coupe. As the difference is really noticeable, the Toyota has better maneuverability in tight, urban traffic unlike the the Smart, which is more difficult to park.