Toyota C-HR running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
The Toyota C-HR isn't the cheapest family SUV to buy, but its impressive fuel economy should save you money in the long run
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|15-24||5yrs / 100,000 miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £1,388 / £2,775|
The Toyota C-HR Hybrid starts at just over £26,000 for the entry-level 1.8-litre Icon model, although you may want to consider going up a trim level to get sat nav. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are now standard across the line-up however, so it's possible to get by with Google Maps on your phone.
The price jumps quickly as you step up though the trim range, so be aware that if you go for a higher-spec C-HR Hybrid, you could be paying much the same as you would for the faster and also pretty well equipped MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid. Charge it up, and the MINI can go much further on electric power alone, too.
The C-HR Hybrid is classed as a petrol-engined car when it comes to company-car tax, but as it emits between 109 and 119g/km of CO2, it falls into a relatively low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) band. The C-HR Hybrid will also be cheaper for company-car users than most diesel SUV alternatives such as the SEAT Ateca.
Toyota C-HR insurance group
The C-HR Hybrid will be affordable to insure. It’s rated in groups 15 (for the entry-level 1.8-litre Icon) to 24 (for the 2.0-litre Orange Edition range-topper).
Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile warranty is one of the longest available and you can extend the battery portion of the warranty. Make sure you pay the circa £50 a year to have the specialist Toyota Hybrid Electric Service for your car and the battery will be covered up to 10 years, and for unlimited mileage.
Toyota’s servicing plans start from around £15 a month, and even if you don’t take out one of these policies, official dealers charge fixed prices for specific jobs, so budgeting for maintenance will be simple.
As a hybrid, the Toyota C-HR will cost £145 a year to tax – £10 per annum less than petrols and diesels. No version exceeds the £40,000 list-price threshold where you need to pay an additional amount the first five times the car is taxed.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Toyota C-HR hybrid is an accomplished small SUV that boasts low running costs and bold styling
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Toyota C-HR hybrid delivers impressive fuel economy and CO2 emissions for a petrol-fuelled family SUV, but is some way off plug-in hybrid alternatives in both areas
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingThe Toyota C-HR isn't the cheapest family SUV to buy, but its impressive fuel economy should save you money in the long run
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe Toyota C-HR hybrid handles well, although the engine noise under harsh acceleration blights its overall refinement
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Toyota C-HR's dashboard feels well made and stylishly designed, although the infotainment system is a bit of a letdown
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Toyota C-HR hybrid is practical enough for small families, but there are more versatile and more spacious SUVs on the market
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Toyota C-HR hybrid offers more peace of mind on the safety and reliability fronts than most of its rivals