Toyota C-HR

RM 150,000 TBC
C-Segment SUV | 1.8L

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1.8L | Naturally-aspirated

Toyota C-HR Pros&Cons

Pros
Cons
  • Able to strike the balance between ride comfort and handling prowess
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • Decent safety equipment - 7 airbags, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • No LED headlights or LED tail lights
  • Lacks Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), so no adaptive cruise control or auto braking
  • Rear can get rather claustrophobic

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  • 2018 Toyota C-HR Gallery

    Design

    Designed around the theme of ‘ Distinctive Diamond’, the C-HR design is unique and polarizing, decorated with various geometric shapes presence in both the exterior and interior. Combining a coupe-like design with a crossover, the C-HR aims at individual looking for something different and bold in the market.

    Dimensions

    2018 Toyota C-HR Dimensions
    Length 4,360 mm
    Width 1,795 mm
    Height 1,565 mm
    Wheelbase 2,640 mm

    Lighting

    The front features projector headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), which comes with a follow-me-home function, with LED tail and stoplight for the rear.

    Wheels

    The sole 1.8L variant wears 17-inch wheels shod in 215/60/17 rubber.

  • Dashboard

    The dashboard features a multi-layer wraparound design, angled towards the driver, which incorporates soft padding materials and finished in silver ornament with a touch of piano black for added suave.

    Material quality is high, with a mixture of soft-touch and hard plastic which feels premium.

    Space and Practicality

    The space inside is ample, with a wide range of seat adjustments for both the driver and passenger. The panoramic windscreen and wraparound dashboard creates a feeling of airiness in the interior.

    Even rear-seat passengers have a decent amount of legroom and headroom, although the view out is limited due to the wide roof pillar design.

    Boot

    Boot space is at 377-litres, which is bigger than Subaru XV’s 310-litre but loses out to Mazda CX-30 with a massive 430-litre boot space.

  • 2018 Toyota C-HR Specs and Features

    Safety Features

    There are seven airbags (including one for the driver’s knee), ABS with EBD and brake assist, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and ISOFIX rear child seat anchors and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

    Comfort Features

    The C-HR gets dual-zone automatic climate control and black combination leather seats. Standard features include auto-dimming rearview mirror alongside tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment.

    Infotainment

    The C-HR’s infotainment touchscreen measures 6.75 inches, and the system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, while the sound is channeled through 6-speakers as standard. However, the design of the headunit looks cheap and does not look too dissimilar to the one in the lower grade Toyota model.

  • Engine

    The Toyota C-HR only comes with a 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine. It produces 140 PS and 171 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

    2018 Toyota C-HR Engine
    1.8-litre 4-cylinder, 16-Valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i 140 PS @ 6,400 rpm 171 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Transmission

    7-speed CVT with ‘Sequential Shiftmatic’ manual mode comes standard.

    Drivetrain

    Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels.

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    Acceleration

    Based on our test, the C-HR completed the 0-100km/h in a slow 12.3 second. Certainly not impressive.

    Engine Performance

    It is not the most powerful engine yet it delivers smooth performance for both highway and urban, although the C-HR feels better suited in urban as the engine is tuned for low to mid-end torque.

    Transmission Performance

    Gear shifts from the CVT feels sporty and smooth, which makes driving the C-HR enjoyable. Kick-down is done in a soft yet responsive manner.

    Steering and Handling

    Steering is nicely weighted, feels natural and confidence-inspiring. The C-HR’s MacPherson front suspension has angled strut bearings and a large-diameter stabilizer bar to help the front end respond quickly.

    Build using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and rear double wishbone suspension, the C-HR is comfortable, fun and agile at corners.

  • Sound Proofing

    Sound proofing of Toyota C-HR is excellent. At 110 km/h, the sound level meter recorded an average of 68 dB.

    Passenger Comfort

    The ride comfort certainly matches the asking price. The Toyota C-HR soaks bump effortlessly, gliding through the road in grace. The rear seats are comfortable, although the wide rear pillar might make your passenger feel a little claustrophobic as it can be a little hard to see.

  • Fuel Consumption

    As tested, the Toyota C-HR returned 7.7-litre/100 km over mixed driving conditions. 

  • If you enjoy driving, standing out from the crowd and don’t mind the steep asking price, then the Toyota C-HR is for you. The C-HR needs to be looked at a different perspective, as it offers something nor Subaru XV or Mazda CX-30 can offer: individuality.

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