Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Boot the size of a supermini
  • Rear visibility not great
  • Small windows makes rear feel claustrophobic

How much space is there?

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

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.

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.

Boot space and storage

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 the 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. 

Is it easy to park?

Its footprint is small but the C-HR can be difficult to see out of the back of. Thankfully, all models come with reversing cameras.

How big is it?

  All MINI Convertible models
Length  4,390mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,795mm
Width (with mirrors)  n/a
Height  1,555mm

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Safety

  • 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 GR Sport 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Design optional equipment
  • 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

Dynamic equipment

Dynamic standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Dynamic optional equipment
  • 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

Dynamic Limited Edition equipment

Dynamic Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Dynamic Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats

Excel equipment

Excel standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Excel optional equipment
  • 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

GR Sport equipment

GR Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GR Sport optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
Icon optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Lime Edition equipment

Lime Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
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
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Orange Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Red Edition equipment

Red Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Red Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • 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.