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Toyota Aygo X boot space, practicality and safety

2021 onwards (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Keith Adams Published: 12 July 2022 Updated: 12 July 2022

  • Plenty of room upfront
  • Unimpressive boot space
  • Cramped for rear-seat passengers

The good news here is that the Aygo X offers plenty of space for front seat occupants. There’s plenty of head and legroom, even for taller drivers. Some might not like the slightly elevated seating position, but on the whole, it’s all you need upfront for a city car.

However, it’s a different story for those in the rear. There’s not enough legroom, and headroom is limited – especially if you specify the full-length canvas roof. The door openings are also on the small side so, unless you’re particularly agile, getting in and out can feel like a chore. It’s a shame, as this is the car’s weakest link. 

Rear visibility isn’t great either, with those high-backed front seats consuming a lot of space in the rear-view mirror. All of the rear windows are tiny – the rear screen is like a letterbox and the door windows are like portholes, which makes it hard to see what’s around you.

Toyota Aygo X review (2022)
Toyota Aygo X review (2022)

Boot space and storage 

The Aygo X’s doesn’t put in a great performance here, and although it could be argued that luggage space is not a massive priority in a city car, the 231-litre boot is beaten by the Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto, which offer 252 and 255 litres respectively, while the surprisingly roomy Suzuki Ignis weighs in at 267 litres. The boot opening is narrow and also hampered by a high sill, which is not ideal for those carrying loads.

Dropping the 50/50 split-fold seats can liberate up to 829 litres but, again, this figure is less than the Aygo X’s rivals. All of its competitors offer more than 1,000 litres with the bench folded flat. The smallness of the boot simply reinforces the feeling that this is a city car for two adults and two children only. Bear in mind you’ll lose an extra 49 litres of space in the Exclusive-spec model in order to accommodate the JBL stereo amplifiers and speakers.

Toyota Aygo X review (2022)
Toyota Aygo X review (2022)

Is it easy to park?

The Aygo X is a small car, so won’t prove troublesome to park in confined spaces. It certainly doesn’t feel big when you’re driving it, and offers a good view forward.

Sadly, the windows are small and the pillars are wide, which limits over-the-shoulder visibility. The rear screen is tiny too, meaning your vision through the rear-view mirror is impaired. However, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors are standard on all versions, which is impressive for this class.

View dimensions in the Toyota Aygo X specs pages


  • Yet to be tested by Euro NCAP
  • Two Isofix points as standard
  • Impressive list of safety kit as standard

The Toyota Aygo X features a great deal of safety technology that’s not generally expected in a city car. But that impressive features list comes part and parcel of the fact it’s based upon the larger Yaris and Yaris Cross, so the transference of this technology is a relatively straightforward matter. We’ll await the Euro NCAP crash test score when the car gets officially tested.

Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection technology is standard-fit on all models and can detect people in or near the road ahead, or if they’re about to cross the road in front of the car. If it detects a potential collision, the driver is warned, then the brakes are automatically applied.

Other safety technology on the Aygo X includes:

  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane departure alert
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control
  • Lane trace assist
  • Collision mitigation support
  • Fatigue monitor
  • Automatic main beam for the headlights
  • Supplemental restraint system with six air bags
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Road sign assist
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Front and rear parking sensors with auto brake
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Isofix rear seats fixing

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (19)
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Air Edition Standard Equipment (3)
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
Air Edition Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Edge Standard Equipment (3)
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
Edge Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Exclusive Standard Equipment (3)
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
Exclusive Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Limited Edition Standard Equipment (4)
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
Limited Edition Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Pure Standard Equipment (1)
  • Cloth seat trim
Pure Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Undercover Standard Equipment (4)
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
Undercover Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 3700mm
Width 1740mm
Height 1525mm
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