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Toyota Aygo review

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Toyota Aygo
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11 Sep 2016 22:00 | Last updated: 19 Sep 2018 09:21

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

Toyota Aygo hatchback driving position

There’s no driver's seat height adjustment on entry-level cars, although the next trim up (X-Play) does have this useful feature.

The backrest can be easily adjusted using the rotary dial, while the seat bolsters provide reasonable lateral support and there’s even a decent amount of lower back support.

Everything on the dashboard is within easy reach. The rotary temperature and ventilation controls are simple to use on entry-level cars and so, too, are the electronic climate controls on higher-spec versions.

Toyota Aygo hatchback 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 tall windows and narrow pillars front and back provide good visibility in all angles.

A rear-view camera is standard from X-Play trim, while rear parking sensors are available as part of an optional pack on all but entry-level X cars.

Toyota Aygo 2018 front seat

Toyota Aygo hatchback infotainment

Entry-level Aygos miss out on any sort of touchscreen technology, making do with a two-speaker audio system with AM/FM radio and USB/Aux connectivity.

Moving up to X-Play adds Toyota’s 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, which includes Bluetooth, a DAB radio and a reversing camera. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available as an option on the limited-edition X-Press trim and standard on X-Cite and X-Clusiv models. X-plore is the only trim to get sat-nav as standard; it’s an option on all other models apart from entry-level X.

The screen's icons are crisp and bold, and working through the menus is extremely simple. Connecting your mobile phone via Bluetooth is particularly easy. We’d recommend opting for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, though, since they are even easier to use.

Toyota Aygo hatchback build quality

It's worth going for X-Play, the second trim level in the range, because this brings a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearknob over entry-level X trim's plastic versions. X-Play and above also add more appealing, gloss-finish dashboard plastics that can be personalised to your taste.

Top-of-the-range X-Clusiv trim adds part-leather seats, but the rest of the interior still features lots of scratchy plastics – especially on the dashboard and inside of the doors.

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 or Kia Picanto, feel meaty enough.

 

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