Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Boot the size of a supermini
  • Rear visibility not great
  • Small rear windows make rear feel claustrophobic

You only need to look at the roofline of the C-HR to see that it won’t be as practical as most crossovers.

Its footprint is small but the C-HR can be difficult to see out of the back of. Thankfully, acoustic parking sensors come standard on mid-spec models, with cameras also available to aid the view out.

With the rear seats in place, the C-HR's boot comes in at 377 litres - that's not a whole lot more than a regular supermini that's significantly cheaper, but it's unlikely buyers will be purchasing this car with practicality as their main priority. With the seats folded, total space is 1,160 litres. 

The C-HR’s rear seats do fold. But if you’re planning on taking it to Ikea, you should be aware that the resulting load area isn’t flat as there’s a considerable lip between boot floor and the back of the seats, so you can't push heavy items directly into place. Plus the loading lip itself is quite high. 

Thanks to a relatively low seating position (for a crossover) there is still a reasonable amount of headroom in the rear, and four average-sized adults should fit inside without too much complaint. The rear middle seat is surprisingly big for a car of this size, although foot room for this seat isn't brilliant because of the seat runners of the front seat. Overall though, the rear just feels smaller inside than it really is - access is limited because of the low roofline, and once you're in, the windows are small, the headlining dark and the roof almost at eye level. 

Interior storage ranges from a generous glovebox and deep cupholders for front-seat passengers to strangely shallow front door pockets that can result in items escaping during vigorous cornering.

How safe is the C-HR?

  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Suite of safety kit as standard
  • More available higher up the range

A Toyota Safety Sense package is included as standard on all versions of the C-HR. This means every example sold features:

Higher-spec Excel and Dynamic trims add the following safety items:

  • Blindspot Monitors – looks for vehicles in your blindspots
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – detects approaching traffic when you’re reversing to make it easier to get out of parking spaces
  • Lane Change Assist – nudges the steering wheel if you attempt to change lane without indicating; again this is easily switched off if you don’t like it (we don’t)

There are also no fewer than eight airbags on every C-HR – the two more unusual items being a driver’s knee airbag and a seat cushion airbag for the front passenger – plus the obligatory electronic stability control.

All of the above are the reason Euro NCAP scored the C-HR its highest award for crash test performance. 

WATCH: Toyota C-HR SUV Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota C-HR SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
Design optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Dynamic equipment

Dynamic standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
Dynamic optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Excel equipment

Excel standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
Excel optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Icon optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Lime Edition equipment

Lime Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Lime Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Orange Edition equipment

Orange Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Orange Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Red Edition equipment

Red Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Red Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Toyota C-HR SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 77%
Vulnerable Road Users: 76%
Safety Assist: 78%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.