Toyota Aygo reviews

Neutral reviews


Although the dramatically styled Toyota Aygo may look quite different, it is, in fact, closely related to the Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108. Each manufacturer has taken its car’s styling in a different direction but the Aygo is the most flamboyant and offers you the most opportunities for personalisation.

Only one engine – a nippy and frugal 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol – is available. Once you’ve decided whether you want a three or five-door Aygo, there are six trim levels and a wealth of colour combinations to choose from.

Christina Engling

Would just me.. That Toyota gears it's not smooth to used as should be. Maybe just need more practice of it.


I have a 2014 toyota Aygo (1.0 3 cylinder engine) with just over 50,000 miles. Its been diagnosed by toyota as using between 0.8 a 1 litre of oil per 1000 miles (tested twice so far). Toyota says its within their specification and they will not investigate unless its 1ml over 1 litre per 1000 miles... For those that didn't know, this is stated in your toyota handbook and its what you agreed to when you purchased the vehicle from toyota or its within toyota warranty !!!


But like most city cars, the Toyota Aygo is better suited to trips to the shops than long journeys, and, as such, comes with features designed to keep you safe around town, such as a hill-start assist on all models. It’s disappointing, though, that automatic emergency braking and lane departure alert are only standard on range-topping X-clusiv models. At least they’re optional on lesser trims.

If you often carry rear passengers in your city car, though, you might want to look elsewhere. The Toyota Aygo is cramped in the back, where a couple of adults will find both knee room and head room tight. No city car is truly spacious, but cars like the Hyundai i10 are noticeably roomier in the back.

Still, there’s enough to like about Toyota Aygo to warrant further investigation. Make sure you check out our deals pages for the best Toyota Aygo prices. And if you want more in-depth detail on every aspect of the Aygo, check out our interior, practicality and driving sections.


The Toyota Aygo city car was designed alongside Peugeot and Citroen in 2005 and was a new entry into the marketplace underneath the Yaris for the company. Although the badge on its nose pointed to a Japanese carmaker, the Aygo joined the Yaris, Auris and Avensis in being built in a European factory – in this case, in the Czech Republic.

This meant it was essentially the same car as thefirst-generation Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107, although each company had its own take on warranty, trim and pricing structure. When current Aygo was launched in 2014, the collaborative deal with PSA was continued – a sensible decision, given the success the original car had during its nine-year production run.

The new Aygo, differed from the first-generation car in as much as Toyota was responsible for all the engineering and mechanical components. As before, it was produced alongside the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108, with but with significantly different styling and interior for a more definable Toyota identity. Rivals include the Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii.


Independent crash-testing body Euro NCAP awarded the Aygo four out of five stars. Electronic stability control, seatbelt reminders for the front and rear seats and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points for the outer two rear seats are fitted as standard.


I really tried to like the crazy Aygo. The mk2 Clio V6 is an all-time favourite of mine and some of that car’s spirit is replicated here, but despite enjoying some focused, indulgent moments behind the wheel, I always felt embarrassed trying to potter inconspicuously through a town centre. The Crazy is rumoured to have cost Toyota around £100,000 to build, or to put it another way about four times the original retail price of a Clio V6. We may not have realised it at the time, but that Renault was an absolute bargain.


Toyota for awhile now has been designing certainly odd looking vehicles, some coming out cool enough ( new Corolla, CH-R, even Century ) with some not really well thought out ( Camry, Avalon and Prius ), this Aygo is somewhere in between. Toyota done a decent job in mixing practicality, materials used and in some packaging. Car has some of it's competition there .


Does (could)the Euro Aygo have the safety features required by US cars? The little 3-pot may wheeze a bit with the added baggage (ala Geo Metro)


As for the Aygo, Toyota seems to be strongly mulling over selling it in the US. I dunno how big a market there is for cars smaller than the Yaris in America, but if there is such a market, I’m sure the Aygo would dominate it.


“the Aygo is third-lowest, after the new Diesel Smart and the Prius”

I’m pretty sure the Polo Bluemotion has lower CO2 emissions than the Prius too – and the MY08 Mini Cooper D undercuts the Polo BM when it gets the start/stop system, which will be in September, I think.

Positive reviews

Alf Hill

I like the Aygo advert on tv. The C1 was my favourite, but now that it is gone the Aygo has the opportunity to shine brighter.


My Toyota is really brilliant, used as second car for going to wok and as a runabout extremly good on fuel an very reliable,also very "nippy" only one quibble is the exterior mirrors could be covex for better vision you can easily miss cars in the blind spots. this has to be one of the best small cars on the road.


Great little car to run around in. Looks good. 5 doors suprises everyone! Tardis-like leg room in the back. More room than expected. Good to drive.. Lacks power on big hills. Basic, no fiddly techno bits to play with. Could make the interior more robust, trim a bit flimsy and cardboard-like. Only just fits my weekly shop into boot - depth of boot to hatch door sometimes makes picking up heavy items difficult.


I changed my car to save money ,less road tax ,less insurance and less fuel needed. It is nippy when overtaking is needed ,easy to park , it has tinted rear windows which help cut out glare and a nice looking car. I have had passengers in the back and all have said it is comfortable with good leg room for moderate journey lengths.Toyota give 5yrs warenty another good reason for buying I thought . All in all a great small car .


Goede auto. Mijn vrouw had een Aygo. 4 jaar probleemloos. Het nieuwe model heeft een zeer slecht navigatiesysteem. Dit was voorheen uitstekend.


Ik rijd zelf ook uit een Aygo uit 2008. In juni was de auto 4 jaar. Ik heb 67.000 km op de teller en de auto is probleemloos. Ik ben erg tevreden over het karretje. Afgelopen keer alleen een kleine beurt, niks vervangen, was € 140,-- kwijt.


Great little car, very good long term quality and reliability, low running costs and great fuel economy (driving with an open roof increases fuel economy a lot, that's why Thoma's consumption was higher than usual). That roof is a nice feature that most competitors don't offer.