2022 Toyota C-HR

MSRP $21,445 Est.

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2022 Toyota C-HR Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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The C-HR is a bold-looking subcompact crossover from Toyota which is not really for enthusiastic drivers but is designed to deliver adequate fuel economy and a cozy ride. The C-HR is a new member of the Toyota family which made its debut in the year 2018 in the U.S market. Many rivals seem old-school in front of its bold design and coupe-like structure. However, its four-cylinder engine is underpowered and reluctant to accelerate, but its 37-mpg highway fuel economy rating is a reward for your diligence. It is offered in four interesting trim levels namely ‘LE’, ‘XLE’, ‘Limited’, and the recently added ‘Nightshade’ trim which can be differentiated with the A-pillars and roof covered in piano black inlays. All the trims feature 8-inch touchscreen infotainment and a full suite of driver-assistance features as standard.

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Pros

Athletic handling.

Cozy driving.

Wide range of standard features.

Eye-catching looks.

Cons

Underpowered engine.

Limited cargo capacity.

Claustrophobic rear seats.

Bad NVH levels.

The AWD option is missing.

What's New?

Since the C-HR got significant tweaks for its 2021 model year no major redesign is expected.

New Nightshade trim based on the XLE trim

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite might be offered as standard.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21445

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

139 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

XLE$21,445 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota C-HR in Black Sand Pearl color
Black Sand Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


As a member of the Toyota lineup, one can blindly rely on its reliability. The C-HR receives superior ratings in the crash tests as well. Overall rating of 5 stars by NHTSA and an award of ‘Top Safety Pick’ by IIHS showcase its rugged build. Furthermore, the queue of active safety features is long. Forward collision warning, pedestrian detection sensor, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring, and the rear cross-traffic alert, are some highlighted ones. At a price tag of $23,000, its strong competitors are Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax, and the Hyundai Kona.

2022 Toyota C-HR SUV front view
2022 Toyota C-HR SUV rear view

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Toyota C-HR Features

The 2022 Toyota C-HR is offered in 4 trims. This includes the newly offered Nightshade trim which has a meaner, black-accented aesthetic. The pricing across the range is pretty sparse but does give a few choices to the customers. Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 has been made standard across all trims for this model year.

Trim

LE

XLE

Nightshade

Limited

Price

$22,720

$24,775

$25,345

$27,770

Features

8” touchscreen with integrated backup camera display

Telescopic steering wheel

Piano Black mirror cap, door handles, window trims, and badging

LED projector-beam headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Automatic High Beams

Black sport fabric-trimmed front bucket seats

Leather-trimmed and heated front seats

 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5

Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

 

LED fog lights

 

LED Daytime Running Lights

Smart Key System with Push-button Start

   

We Recommend

We recommend going for the XLE trim. It offers a much more aesthetic interior design and has many of the new modern features which are missing in the base model. For the price, the XLE offers the most value. The Nightshade offers a more serious, blacked-out design, but is not worth paying the extra thousand dollars.

Price

Considering the upcoming C-HR to be a carryover product of the current one with some minor updates, pricing is likely to be in the range of $22,720 -$27,770. i.e. ‘LE’ expected to be at $22,720, followed by ‘XLE’ at $24,775, then the ‘Nightshade’ at $25,345, the top-end trim ‘Limited’ at $27,770.

Release date

There are no official announcements from Toyota but the 2022 C-HR might launch in late 2021 or early 2022.

2022 Toyota C-HR Engine and Performance

Since the C-HR was launched in the U.S market, the one thing that remains unchanged is its powerhouse. The 2.0L inline-4 motor was inherited by all the models from 2018 to 2021 without any modifications. It will most probably be equipped in the upcoming model also. The engine churns out 144hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled to a CVT which transmits adequate power to the front wheels.

 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV in action

Despite being a bigger engine than many of its rivals, the engine fails to show its performance on the track. It takes 11.0 seconds to hit 60mph from a standstill and covers a quarter-mile in 18.4 seconds. Considering the fact that the C-HR is the bulkiest among the rivals, we can’t criticize its engine also. However, the suspensions are tuned to be softer which can easily withstand bumps and ensures a comfortable ride. The steering is precise and responsive. The C-HR looks playful behind the wheel, with energetic handling and well-controlled body roll.

Models

2022 Toyota C-HR (expected)

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2022 Hyundai Kona

MSRP

$21,445

$20,820

$21,300

$22,000

Engine

2.0-Liter Inline-4

1.8-Liter Inline-4

1.4-Liter Turbo Inline-4

2.0L GDI 4-cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed Automatic

6-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

144hp @ 6,100rpm

141hp @ 6,500rpm

138hp @ 4,900rpm

147hp @ 6200rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

139lb-ft @ 3,900rpm

127lb-ft @ 4,300rpm

148lb-ft @ 1,850rpm

132lb-ft @ 4500rpm

Except for the Chevy Trax, which has a 1.4L turbo engine, all of the crossovers have almost identical engine power. C-HR and HR-V are basking in the benefit of CVT in terms of the fuel economy except for the Trax and Kona; however, they have their distinct fun-to-drive quality.

2022 Toyota C-HR Fuel Economy

8.0/10

For the 2022 C-HR, the possibility to retain the same powertrain is higher. Therefore, we believe that power figures and fuel economy would not change much. The 2021 C-HR earned an EPA fuel economy rating of 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on highways, and the mileage remains the same irrespective of its trims. Despite being the bulkiest among competitors, it manages its fuel economy very well, thanks to its efficient CVT. With 13.2 gallons of fuel capacity, C-HR easily achieves a range of 409 miles on highways.

Models

2022 Toyota C-HR (expected)

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2022 Hyundai Kona

MPG (City)

27

26

27

27

MPG (Highway)

31

32

33

33

MPG (Combined)

29

28

32

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

13.2

14.0

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

356/409/382

343/422/369

378/462/448

356/436/396

Albeit being slightly less powerful among the competition, Trax offers the highest fuel economy and range; thanks to its turbocharged 1.4L motor and a larger fuel tank. With a smaller gas tank and moderately lower fuel efficiency, the C-HR does stray behind the competition a little bit.

2022 Toyota C-HR Interior

6.0/10

We do not foresee any major improvements on the inside either. We can expect the same layout in the 2022 model that looks fine and uses typical Toyota quality materials. The interior of the C-HR looks youthful with its optimistic design approach. The diamond-themed design is being continued with the interior as well. A faux leather dash with artificial stitching manages to look premium but fails to offer a premium feel. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display is mounted on top of the dashboard, covered nicely with piano black inlays which run throughout the dash.

 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV dashboard

Overall, the interior is appealing. Despite the fact that hard plastics surround the entire interior, it manages to project a premium appearance. The dash and doors are well-built, and the tilted center console towards the driver makes the cabin driver-centric and improves ergonomics. The controls were placed closer to the driver and had minimal physical keys, allowing easier navigation. The C-HR is more concerned with futuristic aesthetics than with practicality. Two adults can sit comfortably in the front row, while only two youngsters can fit in the rear.

 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV front seats

Models

2022 Toyota C-HR (expected)

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2022 Hyundai Kona

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.1/49.0/43.5

39.5/56.8/41.2

39.6/54.1/40.8

39.6/55.5/41.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3/52.5/31.7

38.3/54.5/39.3

38.8/52.8/35.7

37.8/54.5/34.6

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

19.1

24.3

18.7

19.2

Seating capacity of 5 is common in all but practically, C-HR can accommodate only four. It has cramped rear seats. In terms of luggage capacity, the 2021 C-HR has 19.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 37.0 cu ft if those seats are folded down. This looks pretty large for a car of this size and construction, and it can hold three medium suitcases and a few duffle bags before being complete. The cargo capacity is adequate enough in all cars while that of HR-V is exceptionally good. Major infotainment features in the 2022 Toyota C-HR are:-

  • All the C-HR trims are equipped with some standard features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto 
  • Seek-scan SiriusXM satellite radio 
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Dual USB ports and 12V outlets.

2022 Toyota C-HR Exterior

8.0/10

The C-HR is a recent member of the Toyota family and hence it hadn’t gone through any major overhaul. However, it got some minor updates in terms of features and two new trims were added in 2019. The exterior is influenced by a diamond-like structure that features lots of sharp and angled elements. Since the upcoming C-HR will not undergo any significant changes, the exterior is expected to be the same as the outgoing one.

 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV

The front looks bulky and bold. The elegant and sleek projector headlamps merge perfectly with the primary front grille and hold the Toyota logo right at the center. Coming to its side profile, the C-HR seems to be a hybrid between a subcompact crossover and a coupe. The sloping roof incorporates a spoiler and perfectly conceals the rear door handle. The broad body cladding and black wheel trim enhance its looks. Without a doubt, the C-HR is the most visually pleasing crossover of the competitors.

Models

2022 Toyota C-HR (expected)

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2022 Hyundai Kona

Curb Weight (lbs)

3300

2906

4395

2890

Length (inches)

172.6

170.4

167.2

164.0

Width (inches)

70.7

69.8

69.9

70.9

Height (inches)

61.6

63.2

66.0

61.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.9

7.3

6.2

6.7

Wheelbase (inches)

103.9

102.8

100.6

102.4

The above table clearly showcases that the C-HR is the bulkiest among others, and that might affect its economy. Also, its ground clearance is the least among rivals, which is a little bit of a task to cross bumpy roads. Major Exterior features include:-

  • Aerodynamic rear lower diffuser with back rear and lip spoiler, vortex generators, aerodynamic underbody panels, and front and rear wheel spats
  • Color-keyed sport front and rear bumpers, aerodynamic rear fins with a rear spoiler
  • Multi-reflector LED headlights with auto on/off feature
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna
  • Acoustic noise-reducing front windshield

2022 Toyota C-HR Safety

8.0/10

The C-HR is based on the TNGA: GA-C platform which is also being shared with Lexus UX, Toyota Corolla Cross, and Toyota Corolla (E210), and the upcoming C-HR is also expected to be based on the same. It is pretty obvious that the 2022 model hasn’t been rated for its safety, hence we can consider the 2021 line-up of C-HR, and the ratings are expected to be more or less identical.

The outgoing model has been crash-tested by NHTSA and IIHS. It received an overall rating of 5 stars from NHTSA with a rollover risk of 14.3% reflecting its excellent dynamic stability. It also received a “Good” rating and ‘Top Safety Pick’ award from IIHS. Toyota offers a wide range of active safety features which include:-

  •  forward-collision warning
  • pedestrian detection sensor
  • lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • adaptive cruise control
  • automatic high-beam headlights
  • blind-spot monitoring
  • the rear cross-traffic alert. 

2022 Toyota C-HR Competition

7.0/10

2022 Toyota C-HR vs 2021 Honda HR-V

Appearance-wise, the C-HR is a clear winner while the HR-V is most balanced in the segment. Despite being the smaller engine, HR-V managed its power figures very well and both the cars deliver almost similar power output. Both the cars performed well in the crash tests but the C-HR got an advantage of its ‘Top Safety Pick’ crown. 2022 HR-V is expected to be completely revamped with a better powertrain and styling.

2021 Honda HR-V

2022 Toyota C-HR vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax

The Chevy Trax is way more behind than C-HR in looks, however, it is a much more practical car than the C-HR. Trax offers the highest figures in terms of performance and fuel economy; thanks to its turbo 4-pot motor. Safety-wise, both are good enough, but again the C-HR wins the battle with its ‘Top Safety Pick' award.

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2022 Toyota C-HR vs 2022 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is a perfect bundle with utility and style and comes at an attractive price. With a starting price of about $20,000, the Kona is the most affordable choice in this category. The Kona is a sleek-looking crossover while the C-HR showcases its boldness. Both the cars have almost identical power figures and fuel economy as well.

2022 Hyundai Kona

The C-HR performs better in terms of interior ergonomics and overall configuration, which induces a sportier driving intent. Ground clearance makes much difference in both the cars, on one side the C-HR's 5.9’’ clearance while on the other side Kona offers 6.7’’ of clearance which is much capable of off-roading.

2022 Toyota C-HR Final Verdict

With its emerging looks, C-HR surprises most of the buyers, and moreover, it might be a dominating factor for someone to consider this crossover. The diamond-themed design of C-HR would not change much for the upcoming model since it still looks appealing. Moreover, the crossover is now expected to get an updated Toyota safety sense 2.5 suite.

The comfortable seats, spacious front, and the car's safety ratings make it an interesting choice in the crowded crossover class. However, the bad NVH levels are the issue with the car but we believe that Toyota will rectify it for the upcoming model and we also hope for an upgraded powertrain.

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