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Toyota Aygo X (2022 – present) | Expert Rating

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Summary


First arriving on UK roads in Spring 2022, the Toyota Aygo X (pronounced ‘Aygo Cross’) is a crossover city car that challenges compact supermini rivals like the Fiat 500 and Hyundai i10.

The Aygo X will soon become the cheapest model in the Toyota line-up, as soon as the Japanese manufacturer sells the last of its Aygo models, which are no longer in production. The Aygo X is both longer and wider than the out-going Aygo, as the Aygo X is built on the same platform as bigger Toyota models like the Yaris and Yaris Cross.

“It’s clear the underpinnings from the Toyota Yaris have made the Aygo X a more mature car to drive all-round”, Carbuyer comments, adding that the Aygo X is more comfortable on the road than its predecessor, while Parkers explains that its slightly larger frame makes it “deceptively roomy” by city car standards.

That said, Parkers and several other publications comment that it is a tight squeeze for adult passengers sitting in the rear seats, and that the Aygo X’s small 71hp engine can feel out of its depth on a steep incline or when accelerating. As well as there only being one petrol engine on offer, Heycar are also surprised that the Aygo X is not offered as a hybrid or electric car, especially considering Toyota’s wide range of electrified models.

However, Heycar explains that the Toyota Aygo X’s petrol-only powertrain makes it a very affordable proposition, which undercuts electrified rivals like the Fiat 500 Electric by several thousand pounds. The majority of reviewers also state their enthusiasm for the Aygo X’s raised ride height and SUV-style bumper cladding, but there are more practical options available for around the same price tag.

As What Car? concludes, “if you need extra rear-seat passenger space and can live without the rugged looks, the Hyundai i10 will be a more practical alternative.”

As of April 2022, the Toyota Aygo X holds an Expert Rating of 62%, based on 12 reviews published by British media sources. This is a brand new model and we expect to see further UK-based reviews published in coming months, which could push the rating up or down by a few points.

Aygo X highlights

  • A well-equipped value-for-money package
  • Smoother ride than the Aygo
  • Low running costs
  • Decent amount of safety features for a city car
  • Ten-year warranty

Aygo X lowlights

  • Underpowered engine struggles at higher speeds
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Limited rear visibility
  • Top-spec models seem expensive
  • No plug-in hybrid or all-electric models

Key specifications


Body style: Compact city car
Engines: petrol
Price: From £14,795 on-road

Launched: Spring 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA



Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

The Toyota Aygo X has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. If and when it is put through its paces by Euro NCAP, we will publish the results here.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Toyota Aygo X has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP.

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