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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
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Running costs

5 out of 5 5.0

Toyota Aygo running costs are low, whichever way you look at it. Offering an average of 65.7mpg and falling into some of the lowest insurance groups, running an Aygo is unlikely to break the bank.

Toyota has worked to minimise the amount of damage the Aygo will suffer in low-speed crashes (below 10mph), with easy-to-replace bolt-on crash boxes. The spark plugs and air filter will last 40,000 miles while the coolant will need changing every 100,000 miles.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £895 - £954 *
Diesel 131p £876 - £876 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 10,000 miles.
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles.
Road tax (12 months) £0 - £20
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 2 - 4
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

5 out of 5 5.0

The Toyota Aygo emissions make it very eco-friendly and easy on the environment. With 99g/km CO2 emissions across the range with a manual gearbox, its emissions are low for a small hatchback. With fuel consumption of 65.7mpg for the manual, the Aygo is also one of the more economical cars in its class.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.0 VVT-i Petrol 99 g/km (Min) £0
1.0 VVT-i Petrol,
1.4L Diesel
109 g/km (Max) £20

Reliability

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Toyota Aygo recall data

As with other Japanese car-makers, a raft of official recalls has led to Toyota’s reputation taking something of a knock in recent years. The Aygo hasn’t escaped unscathed, being among the 174,000 examples of various models that were recalled in February 2010 to rectify a sticking throttle pedal.

March 2014 saw a recall issued for 604 cars built in the latter half of 2013, the potential problem being a broken weld between the rear axle and the body.  And in January 2015, 2,128 cars built between June and August 2013 were called back due to possible breakage of a front shock absorber rod.

Toyota's reputation for reliability is second to none, and as it has done the lion's share of development of the Aygo, leaving just the diesel engine and seat design to its Peugeot and Citroen partners.

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.

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