- Both gearboxes offer almost identical economy
- Service every 10,000 miles with fixed-price packages
- The Toyota Aygo is going to cost you very little
One of the primary reasons for buying a car like the Aygo is often the comparatively minuscule running costs. With low tax (especially on examples registered before April 2017), insurance and repair costs, it’s one of the cheapest forms of four-wheeled motoring around.
There’s only one engine available in the Aygo, yet claimed fuel economy figures do vary depending on whether you opt for the manual or automatic transmission version. The former claims between 53.5 and 56.5mpg average fuel economy, with the latter dropping slightly to between 51.6 and 54.3mpg.
Is it eco-friendly?
While there’s no electric or hybrid models on offer, the Aygo’s fuel-sipping three-cylinder petrol means claimed emissions are 93g/km of CO2 for the manual and 95g/km for the X-shift automatic.
Is the Toyota Aygo reliable?
Despite being small and light, the Aygo’s build quality is impressive and backed up by a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. There have been a couple of recalls in the car’s lifespan, the first being for an issue with the steering column and the second relating to problems with the wall thickness of the fuel tank – although this only affected three vehicles.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£856 - £869 *|
* 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.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.0 VVT-I Petrol||93 g/km (Min)||£145|
|1.0 VVT-I Petrol||97 g/km (Max)||£0 - £145|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£0 - £145
See tax rates for all versions
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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.