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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.

Toyota Aygo Hatchback
22 5stars

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

Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active 3dr £8,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active 5dr £9,100
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active Plus 3dr £9,300
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active Plus 5dr £9,700
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Mode 3dr £9,800
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active Plus A/C 5dr £10,200
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Mode 5dr £10,200
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Move 3dr £10,220
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Move 5dr £10,620
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Move with Style 3dr £10,720
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Move with Style 5dr £11,120
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

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:

Toyota Aygo Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Black 5dr

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…

Neil Davies

3 out of 5 stars

Toyota Aygo Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Black A/C 5dr

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…

Callum Peters

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Aygo Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Blue 5dr

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…

Victoria Paton

4 out of 5 stars

Toyota Aygo Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i 3dr

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…

James McGinlay

3 out of 5 stars
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