Toyota C-HR reliability & safety
The Toyota C-HR 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 assistance rating|
|5 stars (2017)||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' 2020 Driver Power survey. Also, the C-HR has more standard safety equipment than almost any rival.
Toyota C-HR reliability & problems
The Toyota C-HR should be dependable – it achieved a strong 25th-place finish the 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with strong ratings for reliability and build quality. Of those surveyed, 14.3% of owners reported having experienced a fault with their car – a more or less average figure that's no cause for concern. 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 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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Toyota C-HR is an accomplished small SUV that boasts low running costs and bold styling
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Toyota C-HR delivers impressive fuel economy, with low CO2 emissions likely to keep company-car drivers happy
- 3Running costsThe Toyota C-HR isn’t the cheapest family SUV to buy, but its impressive fuel economy should save you money in the long run
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Toyota C-HR handles well, although the engine noise under harsh acceleration blights its overall refinement
- 5Interior & comfortThe Toyota C-HR's dashboard feels well made and stylishly designed, although the infotainment system is a bit of a letdown
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Toyota C-HR is practical enough for small families, but there are more versatile and more spacious SUVs
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingThe Toyota C-HR offers more peace of mind on the safety and reliability fronts than most of its rivals