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Toyota C-HR review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

The hybrid model looks good on paper, with strong claimed efficiency and low emissions

Like all petrol-electric hybrid models, the C-HR delivers some compelling efficiency claims. Less slippery aerodynamics mean the bluffer and higher-riding C-HR can’t match the Prius for economy and CO2 emissions, but Toyota's claims of 58.8mpg and 86g/km for the 1.8 VVT-i put it ahead of traditional diesel rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi and SEAT Ateca 1.6 TDI. The 181bhp 2.0-litre variant also maintains impressive efficiency with 54.3mpg and 92g/km.

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While drivers might struggle to match the fuel economy claims in the real world, there’s no doubt that business users will save, as the hybrid C-HR attracts a low benefit in kind rate of just 15 per cent, compared to 22 per cent for an Ateca 1.6 TDI. 


British security expert Thatcham has given the C-HR range an insurance group rating ranging from Group 15 to 22.

All versions get Toyota’s Safety Sense set-up, which includes adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beam assistance and road sign recognition. Crucially, this suite of safety items also includes autonomous emergency braking, which is a feature that insurers rate highly for accident prevention.

In terms of security, all C-HR models get an alarm and immobilizer, plus central locking. 


With its bold looks, SUV additions and customization options, it’s clear the C-HR should be a hit with fashion conscious buyers – and this is backed up by the car’s predicted residual figures.

Our experts have calculated that the C-HR should hold onto around 50 percent of its new value after three years and 36,000 miles. Not only is that a big improvement over other Toyota models, it’s as good as some premium German brands.


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