2017 Toyota C-HR review: Stylish, not practical


The Toyota C-HR is the Japanese manufacturer’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman, VW T-Roc, Ford EcoSport and the whole multitude of small, style-led urban SUVs that have flooded the market. Offered with a simple lineup of a 1.2 petrol or 1.8 petrol-electric hybrid, it’s got overtly sci-fi looks and hybrid power as its key selling points.

Body Style: 5 door SUV

Seats: 5

MRP from £21,595-£28,615

Did you know? The Toyota C-HR is one of the most customisable cars in the small SUV class.  

2017 Toyota C-HR

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Verdict 7.0 / 10

The Toyota C-HR is a game of two halves. The hybrid is worth considering only if you’re a company car buyer and will benefit from the low emissions and tax costs; otherwise it’s expensive and not all that great to drive. The manual 1.2 petrol is a much sweeter drive, with far more reasonable purchase costs, and that paired with the funky looks it’s easy to see why you would choose it over the plethora of rivals even though this is far from the most spacious or practical car of its kind.

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