For The Toyota Aygo has a perky engine, cute looks and low running costs. It's solidly built, too, and comes with a five-year warranty.
Against The ride is stiff and refinement is poor out of town. There's not much standard kit, the interior feels cheap and the boot is tiny. Modern rivals from the Volkswagen Group expose the Aygo’s flaws.
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Easy to like and affordable to own, but the Toyota Aygo is not that well equipped and best when restricted to town duties.
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There are 11 Toyota Aygo versions available
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The Toyota Aygo is a fun and funky city car that has a zippy 1.0-litre engine. It’s great about town, and the car’s compact dimensions are ideal for nipping into tight parking spaces. The engine can struggle once you hit the motorway, though.
The Aygo isn’t as agile as the best city cars because the initial steering response is sluggish and the small tyres quickly lose grip. The ride is also rather firm.
The no-frills cabin is starting to show its age, because it’s made from cheap-looking and flimsy-feeling materials. There is reasonable space for four adults, but the boot is too cramped to hold much luggage. That said, running costs are very low; with CO2 emissions at 99g/km, the Aygo is exempt from road tax and London’s Congestion Charge, and has average fuel economy of around 66mpg.
Reader test team says:
I bought this car for my wife New in 2009 and I have ended up reluctantly handing over the keys to my Honda Accord Touring so my wife can take the…
This is my first car, purchased almost 2 years ago when it was approaching its third birthday. It's enormous fun. There's real go-kart handling, not…
I have been driving this car for over 2 months it was purchased used at 2 years old so still has warranty. It has had to have it's clutch replaced so…
I purchased my Aygo, just over two years old, three months later the exhaust fell off, which the dealer replaced , the small latch on the glove box…