2017 Toyota C-HR Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    3.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
26 Aug 2016

Toyota’s design team has worked tirelessly over the last few years. Because of them, 2017 will be a very good model year, with new Corolla, Prius, and Highlander releases. The 2017 Toyota C-HR is a completely new model that will go on sale this year. In 2014, it was unveiled to the public as a concept car. Then, in this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the production model was unveiled, and it doesn’t look all that different from the concept car. It’s a thrilling crossover that’s available as a hybrid or with a gasoline or diesel engine.

Exterior design

From any angle, the 2017 Toyota C-HR is futuristically stylish. First and foremost, the headlights are noticeably large and wide. They almost touch in the center, where the Toyota logo is located. Furthermore, the lower section features a large air vent and two smaller vents to the left and right, reminiscent of race cars.

The car’s side is highly articulated. The wheelbases, which appear to be quite large, are outlined by a deep, sculpting line. The rear door handles, which are at eye level, just below the roof, are the most interesting feature on the C- HR’s side.

The back of the car is also not boring. The rear glass window is extremely steep, almost horizontal. When the window meets the almost vertical body panel, it creates a high architectural effect. The taillights are large and shaped like boomerangs, wrapping around the car’s side and back. Overall, the 2017 Toyota C-HR is a designer’s dream.

Interior design

Toyota recently revealed the interior design of the C-HR. It appears to be as futuristic as the exterior, but it also feels quite safe. The dashboard on the passenger side is slightly diagonal, as seen in other recent vehicles. The diagonal lining continues on the lower part of the center console, which is topped by a fairly large LCD screen. A blue line runs from the left door handle to the right door handle, encircling the entire dashboard. The steering wheel has a sporty appearance and, once again, some diagonal lines. In addition, two analog gauges and a
small LCD screen for driving statistics and navigation are provided. The seats are ergonomically designed and have a pleasant feeling to them.

Engine specs

The 2017 Toyota C-HR will be available with either a gasoline or diesel engine, as well as as a hybrid vehicle.

The standard gasoline engine is a 1.2 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 113 horsepower. A manual or automatic transmission can be selected. When you select the automatic transmission, you also get the option of All Wheel Drive. The 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine will provide slightly more power (144 hp). The engine will only be available with a CVT automatic transmission and will be the only option for markets in the United States for MY2018.

The hybrid 2017 Toyota C-HR emits less than 90 grams of CO2 per kilometer, which is the lowest of any car in the segment. Above all, it will produce 122 horsepower, while the engine will be lighter and more efficient, with a thermal efficiency of 40%.

Tech specs

The Toyota Safety Sense System is standard on the C-HR. Lane Departure Warning, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam, Pedestrian Detection, and Adaptive Cruise Control are among the features available. The Toyota Pre-collision system, which warns the driver of an impending collision, is remarkable. It also automatically brakes and, if necessary, steers to avoid collisions.

Price and sale date

The 2017 Toyota C-HR debuted in European markets in November 2016. Priced around €35,000, depending on which European country you live in.

The 2018 Toyota C-HR will go on sale in the United States in April 2017, with prices starting at $22,500.