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

£8,595 - £12,395
3 & 5 Doors
3.2 / 5
  • Fun to drive
  • Very cheap to run
  • More space than the old model
  • Tight rear seats
  • Some cheap-feeling plastics inside
  • Not as much fun as the previous Aygo

The Toyota Aygo is based on the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, but looks more distinctive and should hold its value better than the French cars. It's powered by a revised version of the old car's three-cylinder engine, which is quieter on the motorway and more economical than before, while retaining its distinctive thrummy sound. The interior is also vastly improved, with lots of hi-tech kit available, while the exterior has a wide range of customisable options, too.