Toyota Aygo X review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
While its boot is bigger than Toyota’s previous city cars, rear space in the Aygo X is very limited
Rather than using its predecessor’s underpinnings, the Aygo X sits on a shortened version of the platform used by the Yaris supermini’s and has a bigger footprint on the road than the old Aygo. That’s good news when it comes to everyday usability, as it’s allowed the Aygo X to be much more spacious inside while increasing its luggage capacity. However, despite Toyota’s best efforts, we found during our testing that rivals like the Hyundai i10 offer more space inside.
Storage is okay, with a couple of cup-holders located in front of the gear lever and a cubby that’s deep and wide enough for a smartphone.
The Aygo X measures exactly 3,700mm long with a wheelbase of 2,430mm, is 1,740mm wide and stands at 1,525mm tall. So it might have adopted some SUV-esque design cues over the old Aygo, and grown in size, but the Aygo X is still one of the smallest cars on sale in the UK.
Leg room, head room & passenger space
It’s clear that Toyota prioritised boot space over rear cabin space when designing the Aygo X. The rear bench is strictly for two people, quite flat and not as comfortable as its rivals like the i10 or Fiat 500. We also found it was a bit of a squeeze getting into the back because the rear doors are cut around the large wheelarches and are very short – this could also be a problem if you plan to fit a bulky child seat. Once inside, both head and kneeroom are lacking, although there is a decent amount of foot space underneath the front seats. Ultimately, however, the rear seats are only really suitable for small children because of how cramped it is.
The Aygo X’s 231-litre boot is more than 60 litres up on the second-generation Aygo, but still a little short of the 252 litres offered by the Hyundai i10, as well as the 251-litre boot capacity in the VW up!. The rear seats fold down in a 50:50 split, while the parcel shelf is made from thin fabric and is very light, so it’s easy to move out of the way when it isn’t needed.
In this review
- 1Toyota Aygo X reviewToyota’s tiny pseudo-SUV might be a charming city car, but it costs as much as cars in the class above
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Aygo X is easy to drive around town, but it lacks the refinement offered by its closest rivals
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsThe Toyota Aygo X will be cheap to run, just not as cheap as its rivals
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe tiny Toyota’s new look has a sense of charm missing from the city car class in 2023
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space - currently readingWhile its boot is bigger than Toyota’s previous city cars, rear space in the Aygo X is very limited
- 6Reliability and safetySafety kit list is strong in the Aygo X, while Toyota offers up to ten years of warranty coverage