The Toyota C-HR is a subcompact SUV model produced and sold by the Toyota Motor Corporation. Sized and priced below the popular Toyota RAV4, the C-HR is best known for its sharp looks and affordable entry-level price. One of the newest models from the Toyota catalog, the C-HR name can stand for Compact High Rider, Coupe High Rider, or Cross Hatch Run-about.
The development of the Toyota C-HR began in 2013 but wasn’t fully revealed until the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Toyota C-HR was then released in Japan in December 2016 before making its way to audiences in North America, Europe, and more, by early 2017.
Oddly enough, the C-HR wasn’t originally envisioned as a Toyota model, which explains why its style stands out. The model was planned to be sold under the Scion fleet of vehicles during its early development before Toyota retired the brand in 2016. However, Toyota took many Scion vehicles and rebranded them as new Toyota models, including the C-HR. As a Toyota model, the C-HR’s rivals include the Ford Ecosport, the Honda HR-V, the Hyundai Kona, and the Mazda CX-30.
- 2021 Toyota C-HR (Starting MSRP: 21,695)
- Pros: The Toyota C-HR offers a standout style not often seen on the road with available two-tone color options in addition to a sharp interior and standard safety technology.
- Cons: Despite exciting looks, the C-HR has poor driving dynamics, a lack of space for rear-seat passengers and cargo, and many competitors offer more features and power for the same price tag.
- See Also: Scion and UX
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