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Toyota Aygo review - Reliability and safety

Euro NCAP results show Toyota has raised its city car safety game, and reliability is strong, too

The Aygo has slipped down the Driver Power customer satisfaction rankings over the last few years - from 39th in 2017, to 90th in 2019, out of 100 cars. It didn't feature in our 2020 poll, although Toyota as a brand finished 6th out of 30 manufacturers. However, the Aygo does feel robustly constructed, while the engine is based on the tried and tested unit used in the old car.

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Euro NCAP awarded the Aygo a four-star rating (out of five) for safety in 2017. This was with the Safety Sense kit fitted, and led to scores of 82% and 63% for adult and child occupant protection, respectively.

All versions of the Aygo get four airbags, Isofix child seat mountings, stability control and tyre pressure monitoring, along with other safety tech such as a lane-departure alert and a pre-collision system.

Warranty

The Toyota Aygo comes with a five-year warranty - and a 100,000 mileage limit – that will bring valuable piece of mind to anyone considering holding onto their car for a while. The offer beats the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 by two years, in spite of the fact they’re built in the same plant.

Toyota also offers a strong three-year paint defect warranty, and 12 years anti-corrosion cover – although you’d need to be dedicated to keep the dealer inspections up to date that long.

Servicing

The Toyota Aygo requires a major service every 20,000 miles, with a first intermediate service at 10,000 miles and at subsequent 10k intervals in-between the majors.

The fixed price dealer services are around £100 and £180 respectively, and you can pay up front using one of the dealer service plans, or even spread the cost with monthly instalments.

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