Toyota Aygo X review - Reliability and safety
Safety kit list is strong in the Aygo X, while Toyota offers up to ten years of warranty coverage
The Aygo X is a bit too new to appear in the 2022 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, but the old Toyota Aygo managed a 48th place finish on our best cars to own list, alongside the Corolla (38th), Yaris (22nd) and C-HR (8th). Meanwhile, Toyota itself came 10th in the best car manufacturers rankings, ahead of Hyundai, Citroen and Nissan.
Euro NCAP crash tested the Aygo X in 2022 and gave it a four out of five star rating for its performance. It scored 78 per cent in the adult occupant protection category, 78 per cent for child occupant protection and 81 per cent for safety assistance systems.
Every model is equipped with a Pre-Collision System with day and night Pedestrian detection, and daytime cyclist detection, intelligent adaptive cruise control (iACC), driver attention alert, road sign assist, reversing camera and six airbags. Top-spec models also come with a Parking Pack that includes front and rear parking sensors.
Every Toyota comes as standard with a three-year/60,000-mile factory warranty, but you get an additional one-year/10,000-mile warranty every time you take your car in for a qualifying service. If you go to an authorised Toyota centre for every service, you can get up to 10 years or 100,000 miles of coverage at no extra cost.
The Aygo X should follow the same service schedule as the Yaris and old Aygo, which means it’ll need to be looked at once a year or after 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Toyota offers inflation-proof pricing for its service plans, with the option of monthly or one-off payment plans which give you one less thing to worry about. Toyota’s three-year Service Plan Plus costs £27 a month for small cars like the Aygo X and includes three scheduled services, one MOT test and two years of additional roadside assistance (on top of the 12 months you get with every new Toyota).
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 spaceWhile its boot is bigger than Toyota’s previous city cars, rear space in the Aygo X is very limited
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingSafety kit list is strong in the Aygo X, while Toyota offers up to ten years of warranty coverage