Toyota C-HR (2016 – 2023) Review
Toyota C-HR (2016 – 2023) At A Glance
Insurance Groups are between 14–16
On average it achieves 80% of the official MPG figure
The Toyota C-HR is a striking choice that blends cool design with hybrid technology and efficiency. It’s not the most practical option for families, but it delivers a decent drive, comfortable ride and usable technology. In the used small SUV sector, it's up against stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Puma, Honda HR-V, and Nissan Juke. Read on for our full Toyota C-HR review.
The Toyota C-HR is unquestionably one of the more interesting hybrid SUVs available. When everyone was buying regular, rather staid SUVs, along came this origami-inspired model with angles, creases and folds that made it look like a concept car.
It wasn’t like any other Toyota, and that probably attracted a new type of buyer to the brand, and this applies to the C-HR as a used option. Rivals have become more adventurous in their designs, but the Toyota is still a bit of a head-turner.
As our used Toyota C-HR review will explain, despite the unconventional design, it offers many of the company’s trademarks, such as petrol/electric hybrid engines, solid build quality, and good reliability.
The Toyota C-HR is affordable to run, with low Vehicle Excise Duty (VED, or annual road tax), good fuel economy, and reasonable maintenance costs.
Where it lets itself down is practicality. The tapered roof makes getting in and out of the back seats a little awkward at times, and once in there many adults are will find the space cramped, or perhaps even claustrophobic.
The rear design also doesn’t help when it comes to visibility, while boot space is way behind rival SUVs. In fact, it’s more in line with a small hatchback.
The level of standard equipment is good and, provided you aren’t looking for glitzy lighting or the latest in infotainment, the Toyota C-HR has everything most people really need.
It comes packed with safety features and technology, doing its absolute best to keep those inside and outside the car as safe as possible. It’s surprisingly good to drive, too.
Nonetheless the Toyota C-HR’s biggest draw is definitely its unique design, which helps it stand out from popular rivals like the more conventional SEAT Ateca, big-selling Nissan Juke and more upmarket Volvo XC40.
Prefer a new Toyota C-HR? Read our review here.