There’s no driver's seat height adjustment on entry-level cars, although the next trim level up does have this valuable feature.
It’s easy to adjust the backrest using the accurate wheel control. It’s much better than the more typical lever type. The seat bolsters are supportive and there’s good lumbar support, too.
It’s easy to reach everything on the dashboard. The rotary temperature and ventilation controls are easy to use on entry-level cars while so, too, are the electronic climate controls on higher-spec versions.
Toyota Aygo visibility
Small cars need to be easy to see out of, especially when you’re darting around busy towns and cities. Fortunately, the Aygo's low windows and narrow pillars front and back mean it’s easy to see out of the little car from all angles.
A rear-view camera is standard from mid-range X-pression trim, when the colour touchscreen is included, too, but rear parking sensors can be added to any Aygo for not much extra as part of a pack.
Toyota Aygo infotainment
Entry-level Aygos miss out on any sort of touchscreen technology, instead making do with a two-speaker audio system. At least it comes with aux and USB connections.
Moving up to x-play trim brings two extra speakers and Bluetooth, but it's possible to add Toyota's x-touch 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system as an option, which includes a DAB radio. The rear-view camera is displayed here, too. It comes as standard on the following three trims: X-pression, X-cite and X-clusiv. However, sat-nav costs extra on all of them.
The infotainment system is one of the best available in any small car. Its icons are crisp, bold and colourful and working through the menus is extremely simple. Connecting your mobile phone via Bluetooth is particularly easy.
Toyota Aygo build quality
It's worth spending the extra on X-play, the second trim level in the range, because it adds a leather steering wheel and gearlever over entry-level X trim's plastic items. X-play trim and above also get more appealing, gloss-finish dashboard plastics, which can be personalised to taste. Top of the range x-clusiv adds leather seats, but scratchy plastic on the dash and door cards are all too obvious for this trim to be worth the extra cash.
Whichever trim you go for, the Aygo feels solidly built and the ancillary controls, although not quite as weighty as those in a Volkswagen Up, feel meaty enough.