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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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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Toyota Aygo hatchback front space

Two adults can sit comfortably in the front of the Aygo and only the burliest of drivers will find themselves rubbing shoulders with the person next to them. There’s certainly enough head, leg and shoulder room; in fact, there's about as much room as you'll find in a Volkswagen Up.

There are good-sized door pockets, plus a large cubby incorporating two cupholders ahead of the gearlever. Considering how small the Aygo is, the glovebox is large and will definitely hold more than the handbook.

Toyota Aygo hatchback rear space

As a general rule, the rear seats in city cars are not very comfortable for adults. The Aygo is no different. Getting to them isn’t the easiest job, either. Once there, tall people will feel hemmed in, with their knees brushing the front seats and their heads touching the ceiling.

There’s not much in the way of shoulder room and the door armrests are too short. There are door pockets for the rear passengers, although they’re smaller than those in the front. There are no pockets on the front seatbacks and you don’t even get traditional wind-down windows; you’ll have to make do with a glorified flap.

For those needing to carry four people, an Up, a Hyundai i10 or a Skoda Citigo is a much better choice.

Toyota Aygo rear seats

Toyota Aygo hatchback seating flexibility

The Aygo’s rear seats split 50/50 and fold down almost flat. The seatbacks aren’t especially heavy items, so are easy to fold down.

There’s no folding front seat on the options list, so it’s impossible to slide long items into the car. On three-door models, the front seats slide back to their original position when you’ve tilted and pushed them forward to let passengers into the back of the car.

Seat height adjustment isn't available for the front passenger seat, while the driver’s seat only features height adjustment from X-Play trim and above.

Toyota Aygo hatchback boot space

The Aygo's 168-litre boot is, frankly, tiny – even by city car standards. You'll fit loads more in an Up or a Kia Picanto. It’s made worse by the fact that there’s quite a drop from the entrance to the boot floor. It is, however, enough for a decent load of shopping or a couple of carry-on suitcases.

When folded down, the rear seats create a large step in the floor of the extended load bay. This makes sliding longer items into the boot an awkward process.

 

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