About the Toyota Aygo
If there’s one thing that’s immediately noticeable about the Toyota Aygo, it’s the quirky design and fun feel that’s impossible to ignore. This has been hugely appreciated by many motorists and probably plays into why it’s become so popular – the other part of that is likely down to just how nicely it will fit into your daily life.
It’s small in a way that’s not silly, so you can still fit a good bit in the boot and your backseat passengers won’t be sat in each other’s laps, but it’ll nip around busy roads with an agile feel that you’ll appreciate.
Compared to other city cars, the Aygo feels fresher and a lot more fun, but still functional for everyday use. Plus, it comes in at an affordable price point, yet still packs in a whole lot of features that’ll improve your drive.
Is the Toyota Aygo reliable?
You only have to look at the consumer reviews and surveys to see how Toyota Aygo owners rate their reliability – the result is definitely positive. This is a dependable small car that isn’t known to be high maintenance.
For smaller cars, safety can sometimes be a bit of a concern as you can feel more exposed on the roads. The Aygo is a great option for overcoming this, as it received a brilliant four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP on its latest test.
It’s a model that feels safe too, thanks to the stability you get from the wide body and well-balanced size. Plus, you’ll get all the standard safety kit and some extras like hill start assist for uphill driving and a collision mitigation braking system.
There’re also Isofix car seat points fitted in all Aygo models, meaning you can fix a child seat into the car safely and with ease, making it a great vehicle for the smaller family.
What are the Toyota Aygo features?
When it comes to the features in your own Toyota Aygo, it’ll really depend on which model you pick. Even the entry level options come with some great standard kit – usually you’ll get a rear-view camera for extra confidence whilst parking, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity, plus a modern 7” touchscreen for navigating the cars functions.
If you really want to push the boat out and get all the extras, you could bump up your budget and pick one of our flashier trims. The Toyota Aygo X-Trend model gets all the normal bits, but also offers paddle shift gears for a bit of a racing car feel, smartphone integration for Apple and Android, and a more stylised interior.
It’s also worth noting that the boot can usually fit around 168 litres, making it on the compact side but still big enough for your essentials, and the rear seats can usually be dropped back to make room for any extras.
What is the Toyota Aygo like to drive?
Driving a Toyota Aygo is a lot of fun – it's easy on the roads but feels secure and stable, but has a little punch of power if you put your foot down.
It also handles nicely on tight bends, despite its small size, so you don’t feel like you’re going to topple over. You can pick from a manual or automatic gearbox, and all models come with an efficient 1.0-litre engine.
You’ll also benefit from the light steering and compact shape, so it’ll be easy to navigate in those packed-out city streets. If you want something super-speedy and ferocious then the Aygo might not be the one for you, but it’s a great option for an on-trend city cruiser that’s really enjoyable to drive.