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Toyota C-HR interior, dashboard & comfort

The Toyota C-HR's dashboard feels well made and stylishly designed, although the infotainment system is a bit of a letdown

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

3.0 out of 5

Toyota C-HR dashboard

Textured, colourful finishes and swooping architecture ensures that the C-HR looks as bold and confident inside as it does on the outside. The central eight-inch infotainment screen sits beneath a swooping curve of dashboard, and is the main focal point for the interior. A set of rocker switches beneath it give you controls for the heating and air-conditioning – no fiddling with the touchscreen for these – while all the switches and materials look and feel good.

Equipment, options & accessories

The Toyota C-HR Hybrid is offered in five trim levels: Icon, Design, Excel, Dynamic and GR Sport. The entry-level Icon, available only with the 1.8-litre engine, gets 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Toyota's Safety Sense package of active safety technology and LED reflector headlights as standard.

Design adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a piano-black console, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated front seats with powered lumbar adjustment, sat nav, keyless entry, heated door mirrors and parking assistance.

Dynamic and Excel are parallel trim levels towards the top of the regular range. To the Design's equipment, Dynamic adds a different design of 18-inch alloy, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive LED lights front and rear, LED foglights, puddle lights, metallic paint and a black bi-tone roof.

Excel features its own alloy-wheel design, rear LED lights, adaptive LED headlights, LED foglights, door mirror puddle lights, an adaptive front lighting system, a heated steering wheel, leather seat upholstery, powered driver-seat adjustment, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring.

The Orange Edition is a special version of the refreshed C-HR, limited to 500 examples and available only with the 2.0-litre engine. It's finished in dedicated Scorched Orange paintwork with contrasting 18-inch matt-black alloy wheels and a black bi-tone roof. In addition to the Excel's specification, it comes as standard with the JBL premium audio system.

Finally, a motorsport-inspired C-HR GR Sport arrived in early 2021, complete with unique trim inside and out, 19-inch alloys, stiffer suspension and sharper steering.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

For the 2022 model year, Toyota introduced new infotainment software for the C-HR. This 'Toyota Smart Connect+' system is either standard or optional on all versions except the entry-level Icon. It promises to operate 2.4 times faster than the old system and gives access to a series of smart connected services, including cloud-based navigation with always-on traffic information, 3D city mapping, highway signage and fixed traffic camera locations. You can also use natural, conversational phrases to operate the multimedia and navigation systems hands-free.

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