In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Although around 90% of Aygos are bought on PCP finance, and you’ll find it competitive when compared like-for-like against the Volkswagen Up. There’s no really stripped-out basic version, so you’ll find that some versions of the Up – and all models of the Dacia Sandero – are cheaper, although the Aygo does slightly undercut the Hyundai i10.

The Aygo’s running costs are more impressive. With CO2 emissions of 93g/km, it'll make a cheap company car, and the official WLTP combined fuel economy is a competitive 57.7mpg. Expect to achieve around 50mpg with relative ease in the real world.

All Toyotas come with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, with no mileage limit for the first year. That's significantly better cover than you get with the Volkswagen Up, although the Kia Picanto benefits from the brand’s industry-leading seven-year coverage.

Safety and security

All Aygo’s get a safety pack with automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-departure warning, and it received a reasonable four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. That’s better than the Volkswagen Up’s three stars (due to its lack of AEB even as an option). However, digging deeper into the Aygo’s crash safety scores, the Up, i10 and Picanto will all protect you from injury better should the worst happen..


The Toyota Aygo offers a distinctive style to go with its frugal fuel economy, great driving position and very good infotainment system. However, when it comes to the driving experience, space and practicality and finance costs it offers, it's outgunned by better rivals such as the Kia Picanto and Volkswagen Up.

  • Cheap to run
  • Great driving position
  • Five-year warranty
  • Very cramped in the back
  • Boot is small – even by city car standards
  • Refinement is disappointing