Toyota Aygo

The original Toyota Aygo's brilliant combination of good looks and low running costs ensured the success of the old model – and the same should be true of the new one. Nippy performance means it's fun to drive around town, while the interior is of good quality for the price and offers a surprising amount of passenger space. A tiny boot counts against it – and there's no diesel option.

Toyota Aygo city car

Price 
£8,595 - £12,395
3 & 5 Doors
3.2 / 5
Pros
  • Very cheap to run
  • More space than the old car
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Some cheap plastics inside
  • Not as fun as the old car

The Toyota Aygo is based on the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, but gets a much more distinctive look and should hold its value better then the French cars. It gets a revised version of the old car's engine, which is quieter on the motorway and more frugal, while retaining its thrummy engine noise. The interior is also vastly improved, and can now be specced with lots of kit, while the exterior has a wide range customisable options.