The Toyota C-HR is the brand’s smallest crossover model. It was introduced in 2018 and received a refresh in 2020.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
New for 2021 is a Nightshade Edition option package with black exterior trim details.
Toyota offers the C-HR in LE, XLE Premium and Limited trims. All share a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The C-HR is one of a handful of small SUVs that is exclusively front-wheel drive and does not offer an AWD option.
C-HR LE tech features include keyless entry, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, six-speaker stereo, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
There are also power windows, manual front seat adjustments with cloth upholstery, a leather-trimmed shifter, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster display, cargo privacy cover, 17-inch steel wheels, and LED headlights.
The standard safety package comprises tire pressure monitoring, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, radar cruise control, and forward collision detection with automatic braking.
XLE Premium trim adds passive keyless entry, push-button engine start, a heated/leather-trimmed steering wheel, heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, puddle lights, and heated/power-folding side mirrors.
Limited models gain Toyota’s Audio Plus system with satellite radio, an eight-way power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, adaptive headlights, and LED fog lights.
The sole option is the Nightshade package available on XLE Premium models. It brings a black roof, door handles and emblems, a front chin spoiler, and black wheels.
Toyota’s fuel consumption estimates for the C-HR are 8.7/7.5 L/100 km (city/highway).
Among the C-HR’s fast-growing field of competitors are the Hyundai Kona, Kia’s Seltos, the Nissan Kicks and Qashqai, Jeep’s Renegade, the Fiat 500X, Chevrolet’s Trailblazer, the Ford EcoSport, Mitsubishi’s RVR, the Subaru Crosstrek, and Honda’s HR-V.