2023 Toyota C-HR

Starting MSRP 

$22,945

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Key Spec of 2023 Toyota C-HR
fuel economy

27/29/29

fuel type

-

horsepower

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Sport handling

Sluggish acceleration

No prominent changes announced for 2023

Less curb weight

Restricted rear seats

Part of the first C-HR generation debuted in 2018

Curvaceous styling to standout

Does not offer AWD

Attractive cabin

Small cargo space

Various standard driver-assistive features

Engine noise sneaks into the cabin

2023 Toyota C-HR Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 19, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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One of the smallest and least expensive SUVs in its lineup of Toyota, the C-HR is known for its bold styling look. Designed to deliver high fuel efficiency rather than concentrating on the furious speed or spacious interior. Though the cabin is roomy enough to differentiate the vehicle to be considered an ordinary one. Running on the undervalued I4 engine, the C-HR is made to provide a handful of drive experiences. Sacrifices in acceleration but pays off the patience by offering good fuel economy. All three models provide touchscreen infotainment to operate the tasks. Its comparatively smaller size opens more options for the buyers to look into other rivals. Serving as an entry-level model of Yaris or Corolla, the C-HR does not come with an AWD option.




Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#4 in Subcompact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

XLE$22,945 Est. onwards



Colors and Styles

Build Car
Magnetic Gray Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

In the 2023 generation of the Toyota C-HR, the company has not promised any major changes. This sixth generation of the C-HR will be continuing with the XLE as usual trim. We can expect a refreshed exterior of the vehicle, but again it will be competing with the redesigned look of the new Corolla Cross. The standard Toyota Safety Sence 2.0 maintains features like– road edge detection, emergency automated braking with pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, automated high beams, and adaptive cruise c


Features

Toyota has offered the new 2023 C-HR in the usual 3 different trim levels. Starting from XLE as a base (discontinued the base LE in 2022), the nightshade, and premium trim, the Limited. All the variants are powered by the only available I4 engine that produces a little power, compared to the rivals in the segment. Slow acceleration disappoints the driver and passengers. Continuously variable transmission pairs only with FWD— no option to upgrade for the AWD drivetrain.

Trims 

2023

Toyota C-HR

X

2023

Toyota C-HR

Nightshade

2023

Toyota C-HR

Limited

MSRP (FWD)

$ 25,615

$ 26,880

$ 28,635

Key Features 

18-inch steel wheels

18-inch alloys 

Unique 18-inch wheels

Proximity keyless entry 

Lane-keeping assist 

Available two-tone paint

Push button start

Blindspot monitoring

Chrome and piano black exterior trim

8-inch infotainment touchscreen

8-inch infotainment touchscreen

Leather upholstery

LED headlights

Black chin spoiler and badge

Power adjustable seats

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Black interior trim

Heated front seats

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

Available two-tone paint

8-inch infotainment touchscreen

Forward collision mitigation

Black roof

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Automatic high beams

Adaptive cruise control

Keyless entry and push button start

Road sign recognition

Along with the features furnished in the new 2023 C-HR, Toyota also offers some additional features as an option–

Packages

  • Preferred accessories package with the all-weather floor liner
  • Quick charge cable package
  • An accessory package with carpet mats

Safety and Security options

  • Emergency assistance kit
  • First Aid kit

Interior options

  • Carpet cargo mat with carpet floor mat
  • Audio plus
  • Cargo net spider
  • All-weather floor liners
  • Universal tablet holder
  • Door sill protectors

Exterior Options

  • Removable cross bars
  • Special colors
  • Mudguards
  • Paint protection Film
  • Blackout emblem overlays
  • Alloy wheels locks
  • Rear bumper protectors

We Recommend

CARHP recommends the XLE trim of the Toyota C-HR. This trim offers features equivalent to the Limited. There is no significant difference between the Nightshade and the XLE trims, except for the color options. Even the Limited trim offers the same features but costs an extra $ 3000, which somewhere does not worth the price. XLE is equipped with many standard safety features that also appear in the higher trims of the C-HR.

Release Date

Toyota is expected to launch this new generation of the C-HR in early 2023.

Engine and Performance

The I4 engine of the C-HR could be tuned with Turbocharges or superchargers to adorn its sporty-looking exterior. This year also Toyota has maintained the same engine. It produces 144 hp which is quite low when measured with its rivals in the segment. The engine does kick in, but not to that extent. The engine and transmission, are composed of a five-year 60,000 miles powertrain warranty. Engine pairs with the only available CVT automatic transmission. The C-HR only offers an FWD drivetrain that again can not be upgraded to AWD. The car is capable of hitting 0-60 mph in 10.6 seconds. It produces economy figures of – 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. It delivers a range of – 356.4 miles in the city, 409.2 on the highway, and 382.8 miles combined
 

Models

2023 

Toyota 

C-HR

2023 

Hyundai 

Kona 

2023

Kia 

Soul

2023 

Volkswagen

Taos

MSRP

$ 25,615

$ 23, 285

$ 21,085

$ 24,790

Engine 

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

1.5L Turbo I4

Drivetrain 

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT Automatic

CVT Automatic

CVT automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

158 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

139 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

0-60 (seconds)

10.6 seconds

7.2 seconds

8.8 seconds

7.8 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

18 seconds

N/A

16.5 seconds

15.9 seconds

Top speed 

115 mph

130 mph

128 mph

125 mph

The Kia Soul is the least expensive car in comparison but it provides better performance than the Toyota C-HR. The new Hyundai Kona completes 0-60 run fastest. With mere microseconds, the new Volkswagon Taos competes with the Kona. The new C-HR comes with the least power output. The new Kona has the highest top speed. With the most power, the Taos is equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission. The new Kona and the Taos justify their prices. However, the C-HR charges extra bucks and does not deliver a competitive option.

2023 Toyota C-HR Ride and Handling

The seats on the C-HR feel comfortable. The senior trim like the Limited is furnished with heated seats function with power adjustability that endures the ride experience. The front-row seats on the base trim provide sufficient room for adults of average height, but the second-row seats seem a little adjusted. It is suitable for the kids to go on a long drives. The cloth seats on the XLE also got a blue contrast with very solid bolstering extensions. The steering column does not quite telescopic as it should be. Driver seat needed to push a bit closer to the pedals which compromise the overall comfort. The car is not made for taller drivers. With less power output, it goes up in speed. The CVT in the car does not have a whole lot of favor. We lose acceleration. The normal mode feels like a bit to be desired. The car feels planted and makes you feel like you have a very low center of gravity. On the turns, it has very little body roll and it takes the turns very firmly.

2023 Toyota C-HR Braking System

Toyota proposes a disc-brake system on all four wheels of the C-HR. Along with that, it is assisted with gentle driver-assistive features like —Automatic high beams, an adaptive cruise control, Blind spot monitoring, and Lane keeping assistance as standard When the pre-collision system determines that the possibility of a frontal collision is high, it prompts the driver to take evasive action and brake using an audio and visual alert. If the driver notices the hazard and brakes, the system provides an additional brake force using brake assist. If the driver does not brake, the system may automatically apply the brakes. The brake pedal feels going stiff every once in a while when we brake. Pedal movement distance is much less and it takes more effort to come to a complete stop. At high speed, sometimes the brakes do not activate. Brake pedals sometimes behave differently when we press them. It offers 11.8 inches brake rotors for the front and 11.1 inches rotors for the rear wheels.

MODEL

2023 

Toyota 

 C- HR

2023 

Hyundai Kona 

2023

Kia

Soul

2023 

Volkswagon Taos

 

Brake rotors

(front) (in)

11.8 inches

 

11 inches

 

11 inches

 

N/A

 

Brake Rotors 

(back) (in)

11.1 inches

 

10.3 inches

 

10.3 inches

 

N/A

Curb weight

(lbs)

3300 lbs.

2899 lbs

2844 lbs

3175 lbs

 

60-0 (- ft.)

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

127 ft.

The 2023 Kia Soul is the lightest car and it carries the same brake rotors as we have in the Hyundai Kona. Despite having a smaller look, the C-HR is heavier than the Taos. In an educated guess, the Hyundai Kona will take more distance to stop since it has more curb weight than the Kia Soul.

Fuel Economy

With the help of the available 2.0L I4 petrol engine, the C-HR delivers mileage figures of – 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. When compared to other rivals in the segment, they are equipped with better mileage figures while running on the same engine. With a fuel capacity of 13.2 gallons, it ensures a range of — 356.4 miles in the city, 409.2 on the highway, and 382.8 miles combined. 

Model 

2023 

Toyota 

C-HR 

2023

Hyundai 

Kona 

2023 

Kia

Soul

2023 

Volkswagen Taos

MPG (city)

27 mpg

30 mpg

29 mpg

28 mpg

MPG (highway)

31 mpg

35 mpg

35 mpg

36 mpg

MPG (combined)

29 mpg

32 mpg

31 mpg

31 mpg

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

14.3 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City, highways, combined in miles)

356.4/409.2/382.8 miles

396/462/422.4 miles

414.7/500.5/443.3 miles

369.6/471.2/409.2 miles

In the city and combined, the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Soul provide competitive mileage figures. However, on the highway, the Volkswagen Taos is ahead by one mile. The C-HR provides the dullest mileage figures than the rest of the three rivals. The Kia’s highest fuel capacity and competitive mileage ensure the highest range in the segment. After that, the Taos delivers the best range on the highways, but the Kona achieves more range in the City and combined.

Interior

Even the cloth-trimmed seats on the XLE deliver quality comfort. The plastic panels feel made from underrated quality material., but the components of the dashboard give the cabin a strong and gentle finish. The plastic-made steering column disappoints the driver, but faux leather with stitching on the dash upscales the aesthetics of the cabin. The interior lets the noise of the engine sneak into it. Keyless entry and push button start sometimes elevate the driver’s assistance. Optional all-weather door mats are helpful to keep the car clean inside. The front row offers a good amount of legroom, but it is not that spacious for a taller person willing to drive the car. Car-colored diamond pattern plastic on the door and the headliner accents add a mix of fun to the combination.

The features on the C-HR are up-to-date. This gives the cabin a youthful appearance. The dual-zone automatic climate control works only as a basic luxury feature on the XLE. Meanwhile, the Limited carries power-adjustable and heated front-row seats. The standard two 12V sockets are available to charge your phone, but it costs extra to keep your tablet on the holder. The cargo space is not as good as the segment leader Honda HR-V carries with it, but it is average. Not any variant comes with the sunroof option or as standard. The needles on the gauges are unique to the C-HR. The diamond-shaped theme continues throughout the cabin with the buttons on the piano black steering wheel. The whole shape of the dash is leaned toward the driver, which reminds us of the old Toyota Supra. The C-HR carries a total passenger volume of 86 cu.-ft.

Model

2023 

Toyota

C-HR

2023

Hyundai

 Kona 

2023 

Kia 

Soul

2023 

Volkswagen Taos

Passenger Capacity

 

5

 

5

 

5

 

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom

 

38.1/49/43.5 inches

 

39.6/55.5/41.5 inches

 

39.4/55.5/41.1 inches

 

40.7/56.5/40.1 inches

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

 

38.3/52.5/31.7 inches

 

37.8/54.5/35.2 inches

 

39.5/54.7/38.8 inches

 

39.8/55.2/37.9 inches

Cargo Capacity behind first row (cu.-ft)

 

37 cu-ft.

 

  45.8 cu.-ft

 

     N/A

 

65.9 cu.-ft

Cargo capacity behind the second row (cu,-ft)

 

19.1 cu-ft

 

19.2 cu.-ft

 

24.2 cu.-ft

 

  28 cu.-ft

Among all the 5-seater cars in the comparison, the New Volkswagon Taos offers the best room for the front and rear seated passengers. It also comes equipped with the best in segment cargo carrying capacity– behind the front and the second-row seats. The new Soul offers a competitive and somewhere better spacious interior than the Hyundai Kona and the Toyota C-HR. After the Taos, the Kona provides most cargo capacity behind the first row.  Behind the second row, the Soul has offered more space for your luggage. The Toyota cC-HR also provides an average roomy interior.

Highlights of the interior features–

  • 6-way adjustable driver seat 
  • 6-way manually adjustable front passenger seat
  • Power rear windows
  • One touch closes all windows
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Cruise control with a steering wheel control
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Driver footrest
  • Daynight auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rigid cargo cover
  • Crago space lights
  • Driver and passenger door bins
  • Delayed accessories power
  • Outside Temp gauge
  • Front center armrest

How intuitive is the new 2023 Toyota C-HR’s Infotainment System?

All the models of the new C-HR are composed of a single 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. The screen is easy to use and operates through the menus. The visibility of the screen is average. The touch response is gentle. It supports the connectivity of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The sound quality of the speakers is good, but it distorts when the music is played at a high volume. Standard Toyota Safety Sence 2.5 suite and all the other major driver-assistive features are easily operated through the screen only.

Highlights of the Infotainment system include–

  • Amazon Alexa compatible 
  • USB media port
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth
  • Safety Connect with 1-year trial
  • SiriusXM 3-month access trial
  • Speed compensated volume control
  • Fixed antenna
  • 2 front LCD monitors
Exterior

The exterior of the new C-HR indicates it to be like a high-performance compact car. Bright exterior color options and the coupe-like body of the vehicle provide it with an admiring look. Typical Toyota front end similar to the Corolla and Priuses makes give it more identical and at the same time appealing look. Engine hood slopes down nicely with some nice curves on the sides. The wheel and tire setup are also awesome for a base model. The black and alloys contrasted 18-inch rims look elegant. The mirror has a nice turn signal. The basic trim is surrounded by all blacked-out covering, but on the Limited model, you do get chrome panels surrounding windows. The spoiler on the roof provides brake lights nicely integrated into it.

The rear end is funky and distinguishing. The super-striking-looking SUV looks more aggressive and stylish with its optional Toyota termed Bi-tone paint. The design behind the shape of the car was a shape of a diamond, which can also be easily seen in the interior. The giant tail lights make the car visible and give it a personality. It’s a decent-looking car with a length of - 172.6 inches. Without the mirrors, it measures 70.7 inches wide. The 61.6 inches of height feels a little shorter for taller people. The minimum ground clearance of 5.9 inches makes feel like a very low center of gravity.

Model

2023 

Toyota

C-HR

2023

Hyundai

 Kona 

2023 

Kia 

Soul

2023 

Volkswagen Taos

Curb Weight (lbs)

 

3300 lbs

 

2899 lbs.

 

2844 lbs

 

3175 lbs.

Length (in.)

172.6 inches

165.6 inches

165.2 inches

175.8 inches

Width (in.)

70.7 inches

70.9 inches

70.9 inches

72.5 inches

Height (in.)

61.1 inches

61.6 inches

63 inches

64.4 inches

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.9 inches

6.7 inches

6.7 inches

6.4 inches

Wheelbase (in.)

 

103.9 inches

 

102.4 inches

 

102.4 inches

 

105.9.inches

The 2023 Taos has the longest wheelbase. It is also the longest, widest, and highest car in the comparison. After that, the new C-HR comes in the line with the highest curb weight, but it carries the least ground clearance. The Kia Soul and the Hyundai Kona are like twins, where the Kona has more curb weight and the Soul has more height.

Highlights of the exterior features –

  • Body-colored rear bumper
  • Body-colored front bumper
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Light tinted glass
  • Lip spoiler
  • Black grille
  • Power liftgate rear cargo access
  • Door auto-latch
  • LED brake lights
  • Highlights with automatic high beams
Safety

The new Toyota C-HR has scored an overall rating of 4 out of five stars. It scored 5 stars in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal and rollover crash tests. Along with that, it comes also equipped with various safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane keeping assist, and Blindspot monitoring as standard.

Some more important features–

  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 
  • Side impact beams
  • Collision mitigation front and rear
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Driver monitoring alert
  • Dual stage driver and passenger airbags
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Backup camera
  • Driver’s knee airbag
Competition

2023 Toyota C-HR vs. 2023 Hyundai Kona

With a lesser price tag, the Kona seems a better option than the C-HR. It provides way better fuel economy and range despite running on the same engine and transmission. Meanwhile, the Toyota C-HR is a dimensionally larger and wider car and it carries a higher curb weight. Thanks to the lower curb weight, the Kona catches the speed faster. The Toyota offers a longer wheelbase whereas the Hyundai has more ground clearance in its Kona. Both cars are competitively spacious. The design of the Kona offers a simplistic approach whereas the Exterior of the C-HR gives it the feel of a compact sports car.

2023 Toyota C-HR vs. 2023 Kia Soul

Carrying a more than $ 4500 lesser price bracket, the Kia Soul has a lot more to offer. Its shorter look and body help in better acceleration. It offers more top speed than the C-HR. Though the Toyota delivers a comparatively long wheelbase, it comes equipped with greater ground clearance. Being a lighter car, it helps Soul to steer and stop faster. The C-HR offers more cargo space behind the first and second rows. With a shorter length, the Soul offers a spacious interior.

2023 Toyota C-HR vs. 2023 Volkswagen Taos

The 2023 Taos is a far better option than the C-HR. It has a greater and more appealing road presence, whereas the C-HR looks sportier and compact. The interior and dashboard of the Taos look premium whereas the cabin of the new C-HR is inclined towards the driver to have better reachability. The exterior and interior dimensions of the Taos are way ahead of the C-HR. Volkswagen delivers an 8-speed automatic transmission with the 1.5L turbo engine, but Toyota only offers the same engine that provides sluggish acceleration.

Final Verdict

You can consider it as your daily driver. It provides good comfortable seats with an option to upgrade the heating function. Meanwhile, in any of the models, it does not allow the fun of the sunroof. The engine provides lazy acceleration. The noise of the engine reaches the cabin. It provides adaptive cruise control, Lane keeping assist, pedestrian detection, and many more safety features as standard. Its exterior design is really impressive and stands it apart from the competition. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$22945

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

139 lb.-ft.

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

172.6 in

wheelbase

103.9 in

width

70.7 in

curb weight

3300 lbs

Height

61.6 in

Ground Clearance

5.9 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

86 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

27/29/29 mpg