Why settle for just one Toyota Aygo X review when we have collected all of the UK motoring publications reviews into one handy place? After being invited to test-drive our new Toyota Aygo X on a combination of Britain’s roads after the European launch in Barcelona earlier this year, the national motoring press has had its say. Scroll below to see who said what about our latest car.
Our new compact urban crossover – is a vehicle designed and produced in Europe to meet the demands of urban and suburban life in Europe. Built on the foundations of the 2021 European Car of the Year, its unique take on the segment will create a fresh new look on the streets.
Toyota Aygo X review:
“The Aygo is a city car pure and simple, albeit with 2022’s must-have accessory of crossover-ish styling. As a result, you sit higher so urban traffic is easier to navigate. The view out is helped by the raked-back A-pillar, while the dashboard is dominated by the 9-inch touchscreen. The Aygo gets an impressive list of standard safety, covering everything from pre-collision systems to intelligent adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam assist.
“If you need a simple runaround, this is definitely one of the better solutions”
“To drive, the Aygo X feels remarkably grown up. The steering is predictable and it’s an easy car to place on the road. You can feel the car’s lack of weight in the ride quality. There’s a beautiful simplicity to the way it absorbs urban potholes, despite coming on 18in alloys.
“Electrification is definitely the future, but there’s something appealing about such a simple package like the Aygo X. The purity of concept and lack of weight is refreshing in an era of ever more complex solutions.”
“The Toyota Aygo X is a much more substantial-looking city car than its predecessor, and the interior quality is a big step forward, too. You… get a good level of standard convenience and safety kit. Items such as adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera and smartphone mirroring with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay feature on the base model.
“The larger displays offer wireless phone connectivity, which opens up the use of your favourite apps”
“The 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine suits the car well. The five-speed manual gearbox is good to use and is sufficiently geared to cope with motorway driving at higher speeds without making the car feel strained. Its power output of 72 horsepower is helped by the car’s low weight. Being relatively light means it feels quick off the mark, and it doesn’t take long to get up to city speeds.
“Having large wheels helps it feel more stable at higher speeds and in corners, it remains settled and seems surefooted. The suspension does a good job at soaking up bumps without affecting handling, making it drive more like a larger and more refined car on all road surfaces.”
Toyota Aygo X review:
“The Aygo X is a delightful little thing to run around town. There’s a raised driving position that gives a good view of the road ahead, while the lifted suspension does a great job of ironing out potholes and speed bumps, leading to a comfortable ride. The steering is also well-weighted, avoiding the overly light-feeling cars in this segment often provide.
“There’s a lot to like about the Toyota Aygo X. It looks great from the outside and has a decently spacious interior for the segment, while the driving experience – particularly around town – is enjoyable and comfortable. [It] does a fantastic job of offering something a little bit different in the city car segment, and moves the game on a good chunk from the old Aygo.”
“The Toyota Aygo X is a great-looking vehicle with loads of plus points. It’s a city car with the Goldilocks factor—not too big, nor too small. The redesigned nose brings it in line with the Toyota range, without losing that iconic Aygo lineage. [It is] spacious with a generous safety spec and an elegant infotainment interface that won’t date quickly.
“The interior comfort, low running costs and compact turning radius rouses the fun factor. Meanwhile, Toyota’s reputation for reliability, maintaining residual costs and extendable warranty all factor into the Aygo X’s appeal.”