2021 Toyota C-HR

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2021 Toyota C-HR
2021 Toyota C-HR

Key specs

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The good:

  • Unique exterior styling, fun interior accents
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system
  • Standard adaptive cruise control
  • Relatively roomy backseat
  • Nimble handling

The bad:

  • Engine, transmission drone
  • Confusing instrument panel menus
  • Difficult to change driving mode
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Enclosed feeling in backseat

4 trims

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Notable features

  • New Nightshade Edition
  • Seats five
  • Front-wheel drive only
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

2021 Toyota C-HR review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Toyota C-HR?

Short for Coupe High-Rider, the Toyota C-HR is designed to be a stylish cross between a coupe and an SUV, but it’s more of a tall four-door hatchback with the look of a sporty two-door. Unlike other SUVs, the C-HR lacks the option of all-wheel drive (it’s front-wheel drive only) and doesn’t offer much cargo space. 

The five-seat C-HR has a 144-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Its fastback roofline and gaping lower grille lend an aggressive appearance, but competitors like the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade and Chevrolet Trax offer greater utility and available all-wheel drive.  

What’s New on the 2021 Toyota C-HR?

The C-HR’s list of standard active safety features is enhanced with the addition of daytime cyclist detection, low-light pedestrian detection, emergency steering assist and intersection warnings. There’s also a new Nightshade Edition with black 18-inch alloy wheels and black exterior and interior trim. 

What Features in the 2021 Toyota C-HR Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • LED headlights
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio with three-month trial
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • Push-button start
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Should I Buy the 2021 Toyota C-HR?

Beauty is in the eye of the car buyer, so we’ll leave that judgment to you. Suffice it to say, if you’re looking for something a little different, the C-HR certainly fits the bill. Its tidy dimensions contain a surprisingly roomy interior, and the hatchback design adds a measure of utility. Rear visibility is a problem, however, and the C-HR’s lack of all-wheel drive won’t sit well with some shoppers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Only negative

I do not like the positions of the cup holders. I love this car. It is a smooth ride and gets great gas mileage! The back seat is very comfortable and adults can actually ride in the back with knee room.



Very comfortable ride. The safety features are top of the line. The features in the nightshade edition are enjoyable and enhance the overall look of the car.


Great design, reliability, security - love it !!

Great design, reliability, awsome security features - love it small car but the convenience of an SUV very stylish interior, high adjustment for a short person

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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