The Look 

The Drive

On Board Computer

Camera & Parking

Seats & Rear Bench 

Cup Holders & Cubby Holes

Boot

Safety (Euro NCAP) 

A nippy little car, perfect for school runs, popping to the shops or city driving

Starting price: £11,484

Pros

5 door, small car

2 boosters in the rear

Space for a pushchair and a couple of shopping bags

Rear camera

Cupholders perfectly positioned

Cons

Only 2 seats in the back

No boot lip for ease of getting things in and out of the boot

Intro

A fun and easy car to drive!  We really liked the Toyota Aygo as a choice for a small family car, primarily because it has 5 doors!  It comes in a choice of manual or automatic and can really move when you want it to.  There are 4 trims within the range; the X-Play, X-Trend, X-Trend bi-tone and X-Clusiv.  The X-Play is the most popular.  We drove the X-Trend which has a sporty look about it.

Interior

The interior of the car is nothing to get too excited about in our opinion.  However, for a small car, the on-board computer gets a big thumbs up. The 7 inch touchscreen is easy to navigate and it includes smartphone integration, which we wouldn’t be without, allowing you to access your phone’s Google maps and accessories from the touchscreen.  There are also controls on the steering wheel for ease.

The automatic air conditioning and ventilation controls are incredibly simple to use too.

We absolutely loved the rear camera, making parking the little car a breeze.  Parking sensors are an optional extra for £199.00 and can be added if desired.  Being short in length, means the car can be parked in the smallest of spaces, taking some of the pressure off those manic school runs.

Seats & Passenger Space

The driver’s seat is very comfortable and adjustable in height (as is the steering wheel). The backrest is adjustable with a rotary knob which we feel is much easier as opposed to a ratcheted lever, which only offers limited positions and can be awkward to manipulate.

There is plenty of room in the front for 2 passengers and whilst the back is a little snug for adults, you can easily fit two child seats on the rear bench. There are also 2 ISOFIX points. The Aygo comes with a fabric interior, but leather is an optional extra. The rear windows come with privacy glass in this trim and upwards but not on the X-Play. The mirrors provide an adequate view but sadly don’t fold in automatically.

Cups & Cubby

The cup holders are a great size and are perfectly positioned in front of you, so no fumbling around in between the driver and passenger seats.  This is also where you’ll find a small storage tray with a USB port for phones and keys. The glove box and door bins are an adequate size for a small car, allowing for a few bits and bobs.

There is also a 3rd cupholder in the middle in the back for your little ones to fight over – joy!

Boot Space

As you would expect in a car this size, the boot is small (168 litre) but it has its practicalities. You can just about get a stroller with the larger wheels in.  There is plenty of space for a few school rucksacks and shopping bags, although we wouldn’t recommend taking it for the weekly “big shop!”  There is quite a drop from the boot entrance to the boot floor, so you’ll need to lift items up and over. However, if space isn’t a priority, the boot is certainly adequate for everyday needs.

Summary

In summary, we loved the Toyota Aygo for a small family car.  It’s great fun to drive and being 5 door, it allows for easier access when getting children in and out of the back. Sadly, there’s no 3rd seat in the back, but we think it’s a perfect little car for everyday family needs.

Car seats used in this review – 1 x Graco Booster Basic (width 40cm) 1 x Babystart Topo Booster (width 38cm)

Boot Capacity - Kate and Claire

Boot Capacity

168 Litres

Car Dimensions - Kate and Claire

Dimensions

3465 mm (L) x 1615 mm (W) x 1460 mm (H)

Miles per Gallon - Kate and Claire

Miles per gallon

53.2 – 56.4

Range - Kate and Claire

Range

N/A

Speedometer - Kate and Claire

Speed

0-60 mph in 13.8 secs