Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The entry-level Toyota Aygo X in Pure trim costs more as a cash buy than the cheapest Hyundai i10. More than 90 per cent of examples of the previous-generation Aygo were bought using car finance, though, and monthly costs should remain relatively competitive with its rivals. It pays to check out our New Car Deals pages for the latest prices.
Entry-level Pure trim is our favourite; it has all the kit you’ll need, while keeping the price down. In fact, it has a higher level of specification than the Hyundai i10; you get 17in alloy wheels, electric front windows, automatic headlights, air conditioning and the touchscreen infotainment system described earlier.
In terms of running costs, the Aygo X is competitive. Company car users will find that its CO2 emissions are lower than those of the 1.0-litre engine of the i10 and the 1.2-litre unit of the Suzuki Ignis, placing it in a slightly lower benefit-in-kind bracket. Private drivers, meanwhile, will appreciate its fuel economy – the official 60.1mpg figure edges it ahead of both those rivals..
The Aygo X is too new to feature in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but Toyota placed an impressive joint fifth (with Mini) out of 30 car makers. That beats Fiat (30th) and Kia (ninth), but Hyundai and Suzuki did even better, in joint third position.
In terms of safety equipment, the Aygo X is generously kitted out; all versions come with automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assist, six airbags, traffic-sign assist, tyre-pressure monitoring and Isofix child seat mounts in the back.
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