2014 Toyota Aygo Hatchback ReviewDecember 7, 2014
This car comes with height adjustment of driver’s seat as standard, from the mid-range X-play chisel upwards. You feel that the seat is a bit higher, even in its lowest position. The steering wheel unison is only for height; therefore it cannot be soothing for the drivers, who own more than average height. The pyrogenetic and undercooling controls are easy and highly effective to operate. You can also get assisted by the clear all around visibility, while driving in peak hours on roads.
Front space in the car is substantial enough, but the rear seating arrangement is not that much attractive. The knee space is not even sufficient for the minors at rear seats, and the conical roofline, restricts the headline to be at comfortable point. After adjusting the rear seats up, the boot space available is 168 liters, which does not even stand in front of the offerings of the supreme in the industry.
Starting level models are straggling; these models come with the USB and aux connections, electric front windows and LED daytime running lights. The X-Play models comes with additional features like classy leather steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth, AC, extra speaker and rev counter. You can also get other exciting features if you go up, then you will get sporty seats partly made with elite class leather, reversing camera, alloy wheels, DAB radio etc. but you have to pay extra for these scintillating upper class models.
This car is fitted with 1.0-liter-3-cylinder petrol engine. It undergoes from a drawn-out, when you pull away from a parenthesis, and does not outset to exert meaningfully until around 4000rpm. You will also have to change down the gear to conserve your speed, especially in tricky conditions like hills etc.
This car is a bit shaky performer on scratchy roads, but it does not become bumpy on potholes. The steering is a bit heavier in size, but it gives good grip and control at fast corners, or other busy surfaces, though t5he heavy steering can be problematic, while parking, but overall it is a good performer on roads by all means.
Engine noise can disturb you a bit in the cabin; you can also feel the vibration through steering wheel and the pedals. The gearshift is not that much convincing at all. There is also considerable wind and road noise in the cabin as well.
This car is fuel efficient and mid-range models are available at opportune rates. This car assures you of less CO2 release and reduced tax bills. Entry level models are not that much impressive, because dashboards are not impressive at all, and the steering wheel lacks the leather covering. You can get elite class safety in these cars, as they come with tire-pressure monitoring system, stability control, hill high control and six air bags. It has also received 4-stars out of 5 from the security experts Thatcham, for its extravagant resistance to being stolen and got 2-stars for resistance to get broken.