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TOYOTA C-HR HATCHBACK

1.8 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT

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Toyota's C-HR is one of the trendiest compact Crossover model choices you can make. Now it's been improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

What if you want a fashionable little Crossover - say, something like a Nissan Juke? If that's the case, you may have been a little put off by the cramped interior and rather average build quality you get with models of that sort. So what if another brand were able to offer you a contender that was even trendier, better made, more efficient and not that much more expensive? You'd be interested wouldn't you? Well that's apparently exactly what's being offered here in the form of Toyota's C-HR. 'C-HR' is supposed to stand for 'Coupe High-Rider' and sure enough, this car has a very coupe-style look. More importantly, we're told that it drives in a coupe-like way too. Sounds promising doesn't it? Let's check this model out.

Driving Experience

The C-HR is being offered with two petrol/electric hybrid engines from Toyota's Corolla hatch, the original 120bhp 1.8-litre self-charging unit now joined by a perkier 182bhp 2.0-litre powerplant. Either way, you're looking at front wheel drive and a CVT auto gearbox. For the C-HR, Toyota has made its hybrid system lighter and more efficient, and engineered it to give sharper performance. The brand has worked hard on giving these two powerplants high levels of thermal efficiency and the various hybrid components have been made light and small, while being positioned for tight packaging. As for handling, well this Toyota aims to set a fresh standard in a segment not noted for sharply-responsive models. The engineers realised that the major issue with taller Crossovers of this sort related to bodyroll and its detrimental effect on ride comfort. Huge efforts have therefore gone into structuring this model's TNGA platform and giving it a low centre of gravity so that the car doesn't pitch about through the corners. Steering feel has been emphasised too, something else that tends to be lacking on this class of car. As a result of all this effort, Chief Engineer Hiroyuki Koba is convinced that a C-HR handles up to a standard comparable with any conventional Focus-segment hatch.

Design and Build

Toyota's first proper entrant in the Crossover segment has caused quite a stir, styled with a combination of a coupe-like upper body and the powerful underpinnings of an SUV. This improved version gets front lights are upgraded to premium LED technology, with the daytime running lights and indicators combined in one frontal projector that emits a single smooth line above the main beam. At the rear, restyled combi lights are connected by a gloss black spoiler creating a single clean shape. As before, coupe-like elements include disguised rear door handles, integrated into the rear pillars. At the rear the strongly tapered cabin features a top-hinged tailgate that gives access to loadspace big enough to carry luggage for five people. This styling contrasts with the pronounced flaring of the wheel arches which gives C-HR a wide and powerful stance. Inside, the key change is the addition of a new multimedia system that upgrades connectivity, allowing full smartphone integration and supporting the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Otherwise, it's as you were, with layered architecture for the instrument panel that aims to create a warm and welcoming feel. Because the touchscreen stands proud of the dashboard, rather than being enclosed by it, the upper section of the dash is considerably shallower in depth, helping secure good field of vision for the driver. The two-tiered front seat design combines a slender, sporty upper section with a more strongly bolstered and supporting lower part. The difference between the two is emphasised by the use of different tones, textures and patterns in the upholstery. Overall, there's a high quality feel to the cabin and decorative parts around the dash are finished in high-quality piano black and satin silver trim.

Market and Model

Prices in the UK for this improved C-HR start from just over £26,000 for the entry-level Icon model. Customers can also choose from Design, Excel, Dynamic and GR Sport grades, all available with either 1.8 or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains. The range-topping "Orange Edition" rounds off the line up. The proposition here gives you slightly less space than models like Nissan's Qashqai and Renault's Kadjar but more fashionable looks and better on-road dynamics. It's a formula will can see quite a number of potential buyers liking quite a lot. Equipment levels fit with this approach. Top level models may be specified with heated front seats, a smart entry system, rear privacy glass, bespoke upholstery (including part-leather), a Park-Assist system, 18-inch alloy wheels and bi-tone metallic paintwork. In addition, the C-HR can be equipped with a tailor-made JBL premium audio system, comprising an eight-channel, 576W stereo amplifier and nine speakers, including two newly-patented acoustic JBL wave guides - known as horn tweeters. More importantly, the Toyota 'Safety Sense' package is standard across the range. It includes a Pre-Collision System with pedestrian warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist.

Cost of Ownership

Hybrid engines are rare in the Crossover segment. In fact, only Kia's Niro can offer petrol/electric technology in this class and that model looks pretty frumpy in comparison to this one. It'll be less efficient too, for a 1.8-litre Hybrid-powered C-HR can return up to 58.8mpg on the WLTP-rated combined cycle and up to 109g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The 2.0-litre hybrid manages up to 53.3mpg and 119g/km of CO2. The Japanese maker describes the C-HR's Hybrid technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety, which means that it isn't of the currently popular Plug-in variety. The brand of course has this technology (it's available on top versions of its Prius model) but currently feels it isn't necessary for the C-HR line-up. What else? Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that most spares are relatively inexpensive. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

Summary

We can continue to see a ready market for this C-HR. Plenty of people attracted by a model like Nissan's Juke in the Crossover class would rather like a contender that'll be slightly bigger, more sophisticated and better-finished. This is that car. We think the styling will attract many, but there are other product strong points too. Proven hybrid technology brings the potential for impressive efficiency and the addition of the perkier 2.0-litre hybrid unit will please those seeking more performance from this model. Plus C-HR buyers will like the sharp handling and the strong standards of safety and media connectivity. Style and sense combined then? Quite a few buyers in this segment may well think that.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions111.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed106mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 4.2" coloured TFT screen for multi-information display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adjustable speed limiter switch on steering wheel
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Electric power steering
  • Hybrid system indicator
  • Lane departure alert with steering control
  • Multimedia switches on steering wheel
  • Remote boot door release in cabin
  • Remote boot door release in key
  • Reversing camera
  • Road sign assist - RSA
  • Simple Intelligent parking assist
  • Touch 2 Go navigation system
  • Trip computer
  • Voice recognition
  • Voice recognition switch on steering wheel

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • Aux connectors + 12V front outlet
  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Toyota touch 2 multimedia system with 8" display
  • USB connector integrated with radio and CD player
  • Wi-fi connectivity

Exterior Features

  • Anti-jam protection on power windows
  • Auto high beam
  • Auto up and down function on all power windows
  • Auto wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic headlights cut-off
  • Black and body coloured rear bumper
  • Black front bumper
  • Black upper front grille
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Boot door release with push button
  • Electric heated door mirrors
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Front spoiler
  • Hard tonneau cover
  • Honeycomb lower front grille
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front light guide
  • LED High mounted stop light
  • LED rear brake lights
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Manual headlight levelling
  • Noise reduction layer on front windows and windscreen
  • Power adjustable door mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear tailgate
  • Rear window defogger
  • Rear window wiper
  • Reflective LED headlights
  • Shark fin antenna
  • UV-filter on driver and passenger windows
  • UV-filter on rear windows

Interior Features

  • 12v power outlet - front
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Assist grips front and centre pillar
  • Audio and telephone switches on steering wheel
  • Black front door assist grips
  • Blue ambient lighting on front cup holders
  • Blue ambient lighting on front doors
  • Boot light
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Driver and front passenger personal light
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
  • Driver and passenger seatback pockets
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Front cupholders
  • Front head restraints
  • Front sports seats
  • Glovebox with internal light
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Hooks for luggage holding net
  • Humidifying Nanoe air purifier
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Isofix attachments on rear seats
  • Leather gearshift
  • Light on driver sun visor
  • Light on passenger sun visor
  • Manual telescopic steering wheel
  • Manual tilt steering wheel
  • Manually adjustable lumbar support on driver seat
  • Manually height adjustable driver seat
  • Manually height adjustable front passenger seat
  • Manually reclining driver seat
  • Manually reclining front passenger seat
  • Manually sliding driver seat
  • Manually sliding front passenger seat
  • Microphone on front personal light
  • Mirror on driver sun visor
  • Mirror on passenger sun visor
  • Pollen filter
  • Shopping bag hooks
  • Slow opening on lower glovebox

Packs

  • Parking sensor pack - C-HR

Safety

  • 16 Disk front wheel brake
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP + traction control
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag on/off switch
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Pre collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Pre-tensioners and force limiters
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • SRS Airbags - Driver + Front passenger, front side, front and rear curtain and driver's knee airbags
  • Toyota safety sense
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Glass-breaking alarm sensors
  • Immobiliser
  • Intrusion alarm
  • Intrusion sensor
  • Motion sensor alarm
  • Power door locks
  • Power passenger window lock
  • Remote central locking
  • Remote door lock

Technical

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Trim

  • Black lower dashboard
  • Black lower driver dashboard
  • Black upper dashboard
  • Piano black console
  • Satin grey deco line on upper dashboard

Wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.070
  • CO2 (g/km)
    86
  • HC
    0.011
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    67
  • NOx
    0.004
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    149
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    140
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    99
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    107
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    99
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    96
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    104
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    96
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    90
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    100
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    90

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1798
  • Compression Ratio
    13.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    80.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    88.3
  • Engine Code
    2ZR-FXE
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    64.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    64.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    70.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    64.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    70.6

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.8
  • Badge Power
    122
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Hybrid
  • Coin Series
    Design
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    15E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11
  • Engine Power - BHP
    122
  • Engine Power - KW
    90
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5200
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    105
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    14.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    142
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3600
  • Top Speed
    106

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    5-DOUBLE SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1555
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4390
  • Wheelbase
    2640
  • Width
    1795
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1860
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1164
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    443
  • Max. Loading Weight
    435
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    725
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    725
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1425
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4
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