The Toyota C-HR is a subcompact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle manufactured by the famous Japanese Automobile maker Toyota. It is a functional vehicle that can serve small families. In 2013 the development of the C-HR began and the Toyota Chief Engineer Hiroyuki Koba led the way. Toyota C-HR’s concept was unveiled at the March 2016 Geneva Motor Show, started its production officially in November 2016, and launched in Japan on 14 December 2016. The name C-HR stands for Coupé High–Rider, Cross Hatch Runabout, or Compact High Rider.
The C-HR for the Japanese market is equipped with either 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol or a 1.8-liter Hybrid engine. The 2-wheel drive models are available with both engines, while all-wheel-drive models are available with the 1.2-liter turbo engine. Therefore, C-HR is available in the mid and high-grade models with a petrol engine, and a Hybrid model. The C-HR came with different model grades which are C-HR S and C-HR Koba mated with a 1.2-liter turbo engine, while other models by a 1.8-liter Hybrid. LED Package is available exclusively for the G and S-LED packages.
Toyota C-HR Grade
Toyota C-HR – S
Comes with a 1.2-liter turbo engine mated with a 7-speed auto CVT transmission and available in both 2-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, powered by 17″ alloy wheels with 215/60R17 size tires, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7 SRS airbags, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8″ touch-screen colored display, AM/FM radio with satellite navigation, 6 speakers, Toyota safety sense including Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, All-Speed Active Cruise Control (ACC), Auto High Beam (AHB), Black fabric seats, and 60/40 rear split seats.
Toyota C-HR Koba
This is a luxury grade powered by a 1.2L turbo engine with a 7-speed auto CVT transmission available in both 2-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, or 1.8L Toyota Hybrid System and auto CVT transmission available only in 2-wheel-drive. Equipped with 18″ alloy wheels with 225/50R18 tires, leather accented seats. Front seats are 3-stage dual-zone heated, Nanoe Air Conditioning Technology, 60/40 rear split seats, Power-adjustable lumbar on the driver’s seat, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Parking Support Alert, 7 SRS airbags, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Privacy Glass on back and rear windows, Reverse Camera and Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Toyota Safety Sense including All-Speed Active Cruise Control (ACC), Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert and Auto High Beam (AHB), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AM/FM radio with satellite navigation, 6 speakers, and 8″ touchscreen colored display.
Both these grades are rated with a 5-star 2017 ANCAP safety rating.
Interior and Exterior
The Toyota C-HR has a spacious and pleasant interior, a user-friendly touch-screen infotainment system, and comfortable front seats. On the other side, the C-HR’s back seat feels very limited, there isn’t much cargo space by SUV standards and rear visibility is poor. Little critics aren’t sold on the cabin materials, though most surfaces feel soft to the touch and substantial.
The Toyota C-HR has 5 seats. The front seats provide good support, nicely sculpted, and offer adequate head- and legroom for tall adults. There’s a well-mannered seating space in the back, but it feels clogged off because of the small rear windows and thick roof pillars.
Leather and cloth upholstery are standard. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is available and heated front seats.
For securing child safety seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for a tether anchor for the rear middle seat, as well as the C-HR’s rear outboard seats. The anchors can’t be confused with other hardware and are simple to locate.
With an angular, sculptured exterior the Toyota C-HR has a unique silhouette. Its styling and large stance lend it an air of vitality while its best finishes turn heads and give the Toyota C-HR an eccentric attitude.
Toyota C-HR is both substance and style. It has a smooth and vibrant exterior, and a unique and top quality interior. This is the complete urban SUV, in and outside.
Toyota C-HR Performance
The Toyota C-HR provides the lethargic acceleration, and its engine can be moderately noisy when the accelerator pedal is pressed for more power. That said, the C-HR rides happily over most road surfaces, and it feels agile and responsive around turns.
This engine struggles to tow the C-HR up to speed, and it tends to drone noisily under hard acceleration. All this makes for an amazing driving experience. The slowness isn’t as noticeable in stop-and-go city driving, but being deficient in power is straight away apparent on the main road and when climbing hills.
The C-HR receives an EPA-rated 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the main road, which is about average for the subcompact SUV class.
Toyota C-HR is not so popular in the Tanzanian car market; service parts are irrationally priced and not commonly available in Tanzania. Body parts are as costly as the car is still the latest in Tanzania. Parts for the hybrid system are not easily available in Tanzania and are very expensive but you can import its spare parts and other body parts through BE FORWARD and BE FORWARD Auto Parts.
Toyota C-HR price ranges from $15,525 to $30,331 on the used car market depending on installed features, model year, color, mileage, the trim, and conditions of the car. Therefore, you can look at these factors to import your dream Toyota C-HR suitable for your pocket.