Nothing less than a brand new platform and a ground-up redesign could have made the new Toyota Aygo a class leader, so few will be surprised that we’re damning the car with slightly faint praise.
This car is modern and pleasant, broadly competitive on space and value, and more creditable on efficiency and equipment. It’s also among the most desirable city cars to look at.
It’s evident that Toyota hasn’t gone to great lengths to make key dynamic improvements to the Aygo underneath those eye-catching styling features. When all is said and done, this car is no match for an Up on refinement, and its handling isn’t as fluent and vivacious as a Fiat Panda’s.
In short, it won’t pull up many trees. But it’s certainly good enough – if you happen to like it enough.