Toyota Aygo (2014 – 2022) Review

Toyota Aygo (2014 – 2022) At A Glance

3/5

+Plenty of kit as standard. Quirky looks.

-Noisy engine. Interior feels cheap compared to the Volkswagen Up. Not much space. Steering wheel doesn't adjust for reach.

Insurance Groups are between 1–9
On average it achieves 81% of the official MPG figure

Building on the success of the first Aygo, the second generation is once again a joint project with Citroen and Peugeot who have their own versions in the shape of the C1 and 108. However, this time around there's a lot more to differentiate the three, particularly in terms of looks.

So, the Aygo ditches the rounded and soft look for a more angular and aggressive style. Toyota wants the Aygo to be unashamedly Japanese in its design, and there's certainly plenty going in. In our opinion it's the most interesting of the trio. There are lots of customisation options available with buyers able to choose different colours for the x on the front, rear bumpers inserts and other exterior details.

It's the same story inside with personalisation packs that give you gloss panels in various colours, giving it a youthful and funky feel. The interior itself is more refined and comfortable than the original Aygo, although it's not as sophisticated as a Volkswagen Up.

Features like the dated trip display let it down somewhat. There's a fair amount of hard plastics too, but that doesn't detract from the overall feeling of a well finished and durable interior.

The new Aygo uses the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine as its predecessor, but with improvements to refinement and economy. It still has the same peppy nature but is cheaper to run with official economy of 68.9mpg.

Toyota updated the Aygo for 2018 with extra noise insulation but it's hard to dampen the noise of the three-cylinder engine at higher speeds. Things are better around town, with a tight turning circle and easy steering - although the short clutch travel takes a bit of getting used to. The gear change is surprisingly precise for a car in this segment.

While the Aygo doesn't do anything revolutionary in the same way as the Volkswagen Up trio, it will be an affordable city car to own and an easy one to live with. Of course, being a Toyota, it comes with a five-year warranty as standard, while fuel and insurance costs ought to be low.

Looking for a second opinion? Why not read heycar's Toyota Aygo review.

 

 

Real MPG average for a Toyota Aygo (2014 – 2022)

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Average performance

81%

Real MPG

43–70 mpg

MPGs submitted

258

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Why has the value of my car dropped so much?
"I bought a Toyota Aygo from a Toyota dealer in mid January 2022 for £12,800 and now in June it is valued at £9500. Is it legal to obviously overcharge for a secondhand car?"
The value you are given for the Aygo here is likely the trade-in value, which is the money you'd receive from selling it to a dealer who will then list it at a higher price. It is common practice - the car needs to be prepared for sale (which costs money) and the dealer needs to make a profit. Based on the two prices, £9500 for a trade-in value seems fair. If you wanted to sell the car closer to what you paid for it your best bet is to try and sell it privately. There is no law that says a dealer must sell a car at a certain price, it's up to the buyer to do their research.
Answered by Lawrence Allan
Is a MINI Hatch One a good first car?
"My daughter has her heart set on a MINI Hatch One 1.4 as her first car. We've found some in her price range and affordable insurance but then I read some reviews saying don't touch MINIs with a barge pole and they are a BMW engine and constantly fail. I'd really appreciate your view on a MINI as a first car."
We had various reports of problems with the MINI that you can read about, here: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mini/hatch-f56-2014/good Its tight engine bay means labour costs can also be higher than with other small cars. A more reliable option that'll be cheaper to buy and maintain would be the Toyota Aygo. It's not as fun to drive or a stylish as the MINI, but it is more practical. Here's our review: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/toyota/aygo-2014/
Answered by Russell Campbell
Is there an issue with oxygen sensors on the Toyota Aygo?
"I have a Toyota Aygo, purchased new in September 2015. Just before it was five years old it needed a replacement oxygen sensor, at about 17,000 miles. To their credit, this was done by Toyota under the warranty. Just 14 months later I had dashboard warning lights appear and was told the car needed a further oxygen sensor. This was not under warranty (the first replacement sensor was just more than 12 months old) and I had done only a further 3,000 miles. This time I had to pay for the sensor as I was told all the warning lights it had 'triggered' represented an MOT failure. General info on the internet seems to indicate these sensors should be 'good' for 60,000 miles or so. I have had two fitted so far, on about 20,000 mileage and, in fact, two within 14 months and about 3,000 miles travelled. Is there a known 'issue' with these sensors, either in design or manufacturing quality? "
I think you need to identify why the oxygen sensors are failing. It doesn't read like the sensor itself is faulty, but I suspect there is an issue that's causing it to fail. It may simply be the engine running a rich mixture when using the car for short trips (which is contaminating the sensor). Or it may be something related to the electrical system, which is causing the other warning light to illuminate. Toyota's parts warranty is for 12 months and you do not have any grounds to claim against the dealer that sold you the car because the car is 6+ years old. Instead, I'd suggest taking it to an independent Toyota specialist and asking them to investigate this further.
Answered by Dan Powell
Does the 2021 Toyota Aygo come with an immobiliser?
"Can you tell me if the 2021 Toyota Aygo comes with an immobiliser fitted as standard?"
Yes, all 2021 versions of the Toyota Aygo are fitted with an immobiliser as standard.
Answered by Dan Powell
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