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Toyota C-HR Review, Colours, Interior, For Sale, Specs & News

The Toyota C-HR is a funky small SUV which arrived in Australia in February 2017. C-HR stands for ‘Coupe High Rider’ and the surprisingly adventurous styling for the usually-conservative Toyota is intended to attract younger buyers. 

It sits roughly half-way between the Corolla and RAV4,  and was updated in late 2019 with availability of a petrol-electric hybrid version of the top-spec Koba model.

The range, offering 2WD and AWD models, currently extends from the C-HR GXL (2WD) which arrives at $30,915 and reaches up to the C-HR Koba (2WD) TWO Tone Hybrid which lists at $38,440. The only transmission option is a CVT auto.

This vehicle is also known as Toyota IZOA (China FAW-Toyota).

Toyota C-HR Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota C-HR varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $30,915 and going to $38,440 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 SUV 1.2L, PULP, CVT AUTO $30,915 $38,440
2021 SUV 1.2L, PULP, CVT AUTO $25,400 $41,800
2020 SUV 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO $39,160
2019 SUV 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $19,300 $36,850
2018 SUV 1.2L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $17,600 $32,120
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Toyota C-HR Colours

  • Hornet Yellow
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Shadow Platinum
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Inferno Orange
  • Nebula Blue
  • Feverish Red
  • Oxide Bronze
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Toyota C-HR 2019.

Toyota C-HR Interior

The Toyota C-HR GR Sport's interior is sportier than that of any of the small SUV's other variants, with its unique black leather/suede upholstery with white accents and stitching the obvious highlight.

There are also front sports seats with ‘GR’ badging, a sportier gear selector and aluminium pedals, with the Australian version missing out on the sports steering wheel with a ‘GR’ logo that's available in some other markets.

Toyota C-HR Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota C-HR SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 SUV 1565x1795x4390 mm 137 mm
2021 SUV 1565x1795x4390 mm 137 mm
2020 SUV 1565x1795x4390 mm 137 mm
2019 SUV 1565x1795x4360 mm 154 mm
2018 SUV 1565x1795x4360 mm 154 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota C-HR Dimensions

Toyota C-HR Accessories

The Toyota C-HR GR Sport is available with a range of genuine accessories, including alloy wheels, roof racks, tow bars, vehicle protection, exterior trim, floor mats and dash cams.

Toyota C-HR Fuel Consumption

The Toyota C-HR is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP, PULP and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.3L/100km for SUV /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 4.3L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2022 SUV 6.4L/100km 1.2L PULP CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 4.3L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 6.4L/100km 1.2L PULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 4.3L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 4.3L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 6.4L/100km 1.2L PULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 4.3L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 5.4L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 SUV 5.4L/100km 1.2L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota C-HR Pricing and Specs for 2022

Toyota C-HR Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota C-HR here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • What small all-wheel drive hatchback should I buy?

    Small all-wheel drive hatchbacks are rare in Australia, as only a comparatively tiny number of people live in the sort of environments that require the added traction and surety that AWD provides.

    Also, most Australian consumers seeking AWD tend to go for smaller SUVs, since they are easier to get in and out of, offer a higher seating position and generally enjoy better resale values. On the flipside, SUVs cost more to buy and run, are not as stable at increased speeds due to their higher centre of gravity and are larger to manoeuvre in tighter parking spots than a small hatchback.

    The Subaru Impreza remains the least expensive small AWD hatchback you can buy new, as well as the sole mainstream-branded model starting at under $30,000.

    However, while the latest-generation Impreza launched in 2016 it's a huge improvement over previous iterations (with service intervals finally extended  to 12 months/12,500km), there are a few more compelling alternatives in small crossovers – that is, the in-between segment between small cars and SUVs; they boast a few extra centimetres of ground clearance without the bulk. Note only a few crossovers offer AWD as an option.

    A recent stint in the new Impreza-derived XV 2.0L Hybrid revealed it to be a powerful and economical crossover with excellent handling and road-holding capabilities. The same applies to the Mazda3-based CX-30 AWD, the Toyota C-HR 1.2L-turbo AWD and Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI 4Motion - though none are as frugal as the Subaru.

    If you're not sold on the idea of an crossover AWD and prefer a small AWD hatchback, then your only other option is to stretch to premium European hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic, BMW M135i xDrive, Audi A3 quattro and Volkswagen Golf R. But all generally cost upwards of $60,000 drive-away - and that's before some of the more desirable options fitted.

    Finally, unless you are travelling hundreds of kilometres ever week, there is probably no benefit choosing diesel over petrol, as the former fuel is dirtier for the environment and not as quiet and refined as the latter. Additionally, diesels are falling out of favour with buyers due to their harmful emissions, and most companies are switching to petrol/electric hybrids as a solution. Again, this means the Subaru XV Hybrid AWD.

    A long response we know, Jan, but we hope this helps.

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  • What car should I replace my 2011 Hyundai i20 with?

    You’ve layed out some challenging requirements here. You’d like a small SUV with a bit of ride comfort and clearly a bit of performance too, given your question about the i30 N.
    I think you’ll find the ride harsh on the i30 N, especially since you found the ride on the Kona harsh already. Keep in mind the i30 N is a hot hatch and has the suspension to match.
    I find the Subaru XV has very nice ride comfort for the small SUV segment, but I also feel that you will be disappointed with the performance from its 2.0-litre engine. You may also want to consider the new Hybrid Toyota C-HR. The Hybrid drive gives it a smidge of extra kick and it’s a fuel consumption hero, too.
    For a better blend of performance and ride, really only the Volkswagen T-Roc and Skoda Karoq are going to excel in the small SUV crowd. In terms of ownership both now have five year warranties, and you can (and should) pre-package five years of servicing on top at a discount.

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  • What car should I buy?

    Boy, there’s a big difference between a Toyota CH-R and an Isuzu MU-X, Kathy. Rarely would both those models make it to the same short-list. In any case, the problem you’ll face is that buying any brand-new car involves waving goodbye to a large chunk of its residual value the same day you drive it home for the first time.

    Who is advising you to get rid of the Toyota? I’ve seen plenty of V6 Toyotas with more than 300,000km showing and still going strong. And if the mileage does worry you, what about finding a low-kilometre second-hand Aurion and pocketing the many thousands of dollars you’ve saved by not buying a brand-new car? You already know you love the way the Aurion drives (and its reliability is beyond question) it’s big enough for grand-kids and it’ll handle its share of dirt-road action.

    If you can’t find an Aurion, a V6 Camry is a good alternative, offering a similar level of interior space, performance and lots of value for money. A later-model example will also have side-curtain air-bags to protect rear-seat passengers. And when the word honesty is used in the context of cars, a Toyota Camry is one of the first mental images to appear.

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Toyota C-HR Seats

The Toyota C-HR GR Sport has five seats, all of which are upholstered in black leather and suede, and the front pews are of the sports variety, meaning they are very supportive.

While the second row lacks a fold-down central armrest, three top-tether and two ISOFIX anchorage points are on hand for fitting child seats.

Toyota C-HR Seats

Toyota C-HR Towing Capacity

The Toyota C-HR has maximum towing capacity of 600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 SUV 0kg 600kg
2021 SUV 0kg 600kg
2020 SUV 0kg 600kg
2019 SUV 0kg 1100kg
2018 SUV 600kg 1100kg
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Toyota C-HR Speed

The Toyota C-HR GR Sport doesn't have a claimed zero-to-100km/h acceleration time, but given its 90kW petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, don't expect it to be quicker than 10 seconds to triple digits.

Toyota C-HR Wheel Size

The Toyota C-HR has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x60 R17 9 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2021 SUV 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2020 SUV 215x60 R17 9 17x6 inches 215x60 R17 9 17x6 inches
2019 SUV 215x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 215x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
2018 SUV 215x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 215x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota C-HR Wheel Sizes