Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.5 - 5.5 mpp
Hybrid petrol engines 6.6 - 7.7 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 34.0 - 41.5 mpg
Hybrid petrol engines 49.6 - 57.7 mpg
  • Both hybrid options deliver good fuel economy
  • Easy figures to achieve in real life, too
  • Competitive CO2 figures

How much is it going to cost to run?

Being hybrid-only, the C-HR boasts impressive claimed fuel economy figures across the range. The best news is that the on-paper figures are achievable in real-world driving. 

On a varied route that took in motorways, towns and country roads, we easily hit 52mpg in the 2.0-litre. Interestingly, on a seperate three-hour journey that involved a lot of stop start traffic in a busy city, followed by a motorway blast, we also only managed just above 35mpg.

Interestingly, we managed more than 50mpg in the 1.8-litre on an 80-mile motorway cruise.

MPG and CO2

  • 1.8-litre: 53.3-57.7mpg, 110-120g/km CO2
  • 2.0-litre: 49.6-54.3mpg, 119-128g/km CO2

How reliable is it?

  • Toyota has a strong reliability reputation
  • 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty
  • Three recalls

Toyota has built its reputation on providing reliable transport, consistently performing highly in all kinds of satisfaction surveys, and we have no reason to suspect this will change just because it is now placing greater emphasis on style and driving enjoyment.

The C-HR is eligible for a 10-year warranty. This is split into a three-year warranty from the vehicle’s registration date that can be extended with regular servicing at a Toyota dealer.

Although the firm has had some recall issues that have made the news in recent years, we would certainly expect the C-HR to prove generally dependable. By comparison, the hybrid technology is a refined version of a system that is now four generations old, and should prove largely trouble-free.

During the C-HR’s time on sale it has been subjected to three recalls recorded by the DVSA: one for an electrical issue, one for a traction control malfunction and the last one was for a potential fuel leak fault

They all should have been rectified by Toyota for free, though, so it shouldn’t put you off buying a used model. 

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £180
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 14 - 22
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