Toyota Aygo interior
The Toyota Aygo’s 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system looks pretty smart and it’s fairly easy to use, but it doesn’t come with sat-nav or smartphone mirroring as standard
The Toyota Aygo‘s interior is simply laid out which helps make everything easy to use. The heating and ventilation controls are grouped in a single ring on the centre console around an orange and black screen that’s bright enough to read in direct sunlight.
Entry-level X models get a basic monochrome radio system with USB and Aux connections. X-play models and above come with a 7-inch touchscreen display that’s mounted high up on the centre console so it’s easy to glance at as you drive along. These versions also get a leather steering wheel and the option to colour-code the air vent surrounds to match the Toyota Aygo’s bodywork.
Sadly, most of the Toyota Aygo’s plastic trims feel very hard and scratchy – even in top-spec models. That’s not unusual in a small car, but some more upmarket alternatives – such as the VW Up, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii – come with a few softer plastics dotted around their cabins.
The entry-level Aygo’s infotainment system is so basic it feels like it belongs in a museum. Thankfully, all other cars get a seven-inch touchscreen that’s miles more modern
- 1. Tell us what you want from a car
- 2. We’ll tell you if it matches
- 3. Only takes 1 minute
The Entry-level Toyota Aygo in X guise has a two-speaker stereo with a DAB digital radio and an auxiliary input for your phone or iPod. Pick an X-play model or above, however, and you get a vastly more modern 7-inch touchscreen that’s much easier to read than the smartphone-app-based infotainment system you get in a VW Up.
This comes with some bright menu icons to help make it as simple as possible to use on the move and, crucially, a physical volume knob for the stereo.
You don’t get satellite navigation as standard, but that’s not a big problem because all but entry-level X cars come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring so you can use your favourite navigation apps through the car’s built-in display.
The reasonably responsive screen makes entering an address using these apps pretty simple and the high-contrast graphics mean you won’t easily miss an upcoming turning. You can also use these features to play music from the likes of Spotify through the Toyota Aygo’s stereo.
Speaking of stereos, entry-level X cars come with a weedy two-speaker system while all other versions get a better four-speaker unit. Sadly, there’s no option to upgrade to a big-name brand like VW’s Beats Audio system.