Toyota C-HR Hybrid reliability & safety

The Toyota C-HR Hybrid offers more peace of mind on the safety and reliability fronts than most of its rivals

Euro NCAP rating Adult protection rating Child protection rating Safety assist rating
5 stars 95% 77% 78%

The Toyota C-HR should be both reliable and safe; Toyota has an excellent reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction that was reflected in our sister title Auto Express' 2019 Driver Power survey. Also, the C-HR has more standard safety equipment than almost any rival.

Toyota C-HR Hybrid reliability & problems

In the 2019 Auto Express Driver Power customer-satisfaction survey, the Toyota Prius (which shares hybrid technology with the C-HR) was the top-rated car overall and the Toyota brand finished 10th of 30 manufacturers, with sister firm Lexus topping the table.

What's more, the C-HR gets an appealing five-year, 100,000-mile warranty if anything does go wrong, although that’s beaten by Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile cover on the Niro hybrid and Niro PHEV.


The C-HR received a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating in 2017, including an impressive 95% for adult occupants. Other scores were consistently good, including 77% for child safety, 76% for pedestrian safety, and 78% for safety assistance technologies.

All versions of the C-HR benefit from Toyota’s Safety Sense set-up, which includes adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection.

Also included are seven airbags and stability control. Excel and Dynamic models are also available with rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring as optional extras.