Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

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

Petrol engines 7.3 - 8.9 mpp
Hybrid petrol engines 10.6 - 12.6 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 - 58.9 mpg
  • Both hybrid options deliver good fuel economy
  • Easy figures to achieve in real life, too
  • CO2 competitive among crossovers

Being hybrid-only (the 1.2-litre turbo was discontinued after the 2019 facelift), 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. 

The 1.8-litre hybrid is the best performer, with claims of between 54.3-57.6mpg, while the 2.0-litre unit claims 49.5-53.2mpg. On a varied route that took in motorway, 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 in a busy city, followed by a motorway blast, we also only managed just above 35mpg.

In terms of CO2 emissions, the 1.8-litre emits between 110-118g/km across the range, with the more powerful 2.0-litre ranging between 119-128g/km. It's worth noting that these figures are all WLTP, so offer a more realistic representation of what the car should achieve.

Reliability

  • Toyota has a strong reliability reputation
  • Five-year, 100,000-mile warranty
  • Two recalls should be fixed

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.

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 only hybrid versions have been subjected to two recalls recorded by the DVSA: one for an electrical issue and the other for a potential fuel leak. This 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 - £165
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Insurance group 14 - 22
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