2021 Toyota C-HR

  • Overview

    A grey 2021 Toyota C-HR XLE is angled left.

    For a lot of drivers, an SUV is an attractive prospect as it offers a unique experience on the road and gives you a lot of space for passengers and cargo. The downside to that, however, is that many large and full-size SUVs can be too big for some people’s lifestyles and might not have the kind of fuel efficiency many of us want. That is when a small SUV like the 2021 Toyota C-HR becomes a fantastic option by giving you the functionality and style of an SUV, but without taking up too much space in your life.

    If fuel economy is a major concern for you, then the Toyota C-HR is definitely the small SUV you should be looking at, as it offers some of the best fuel efficiency you will find anywhere. It does so without sacrificing an enjoyable ride, and the snappy handling and speed of the C-HR is a major draw for many drivers. Despite its small size, the C-HR still gives you plenty of room inside for your passengers and any cargo you might need to take with you. If you have the rear seats down, you get up to 37 cu.ft. of total cargo space inside the C-HR, which lets you load up with plenty of stuff while enjoying an SUV that will not take over your life.

    There are several different trim levels available for the 2021 Toyota C-HR, which is perfect since it gives you the right amount of freedom and options without going overboard. This lets you get the kind of luxury and comfort features inside that work well for your lifestyle, along with tech that will make driving the C-HR fun and convenient. And best of all, the C-HR comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 technology standard, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, a Lane Departure Alert, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control in every model.


    Horsepower (hp)

    27 / 31

    Fuel Economy (city/hwy mpg)

    19.1 / 37

    Cargo Volume (cu.ft)

    Starting at


  • Performance

    A person is shown driving a 2021 Toyota C-HR Limited.


    For a lot of people, the idea of a fuel-efficient SUV can be something of an oxymoron, but the 2021 Toyota C-HR is a clear example of just how far the industry has come with these vehicles. While there are a fair number of hybrids and even some EV models available, plenty of people still prefer a conventional engine in a crossover model but want excellent fuel economy from their ride. If that is something that you are looking for, then the C-HR is very hard to beat and offers an experience that you will not find anywhere else.

    No matter which trim of the C-HR you choose, you will get a 2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC engine that delivers up to 144 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. If you compare that to the kind of power and performance you can find from the engine in a larger SUV, it might not seem mind-blowing, but for a small model like this, it is perfect. This engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission that includes a shift mode if you prefer a bit more direct control. Overall, it is a lot of fun to drive and quite responsive on the road.

    Fuel Efficiency

    The really impressive aspect of this small SUV, however, is its fuel economy and how well it can help you avoid the gas pump while also giving you a great driving experience. With the 2021 Toyota C-HR, you get an estimated 27 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 29 MPG combined fuel economy. This is true no matter which trim level you choose, so you can pick a model that meets your needs in terms of comfort and extra features, and know that you will get a very efficient vehicle.

  • Interior

    The black interior is shown from the drivers side in a 2021 Toyota C-HR Limited.

    Interior Space

    One of the main reasons a lot of people choose an SUV is for the great interior space it has to offer. Even a small SUV like the 2021 Toyota C-HR can still give you plenty of room to utilize as you need. The C-HR has seating for up to five passengers across two rows, with about 38 inches of headroom and about 43 inches of legroom in the front row. For rear-seat passengers, they will have about 38 inches of headroom and 31 inches of legroom, which is quite good for such a small and sporty model.

    You also get plenty of space for cargo inside the Toyota C-HR, so the passengers who are coming with you will be comfortable while you bring plenty of other stuff along too. Behind the second row of seats, you get 19.1 cu.ft. of cargo space, which is perfect for loading up with shopping bags, backpacks, or anything else you need to take with you. If you lower the rear seats, then you get up to 37 cu.ft. of total cargo space behind the front row. This is perfect for going on camping trips, running a lot of errands, or any other tasks where you need plenty of cargo space, and you do not plan to have a lot of passengers with you.

    Interior Features

    Although your interior features are going to depend quite a lot on the trim level you choose, no matter which 2021 Toyota C-HR you pick, you are going to get a great ride. The standard C-HR, which is the LE, features dual-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter, a 4-inch driver information display, and a standard steering wheel with mounted controls. It has a leather-trimmed shift knob, along with fabric-trimmed seats that include a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 6-way adjustable front-passenger seat, plus fabric-trimmed rear seating. You also get remote keyless entry, an 8-inch infotainment display, plus a 6-speaker sound system and support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa.

    If you choose the highest trim level, the Limited, then you get a number of upgrades, including a leather-trimmed steering wheel with mounted controls, as well as leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats. These include an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, a 6-way adjustable front-passenger seat, and leather-trimmed rear seating. You also get a Smart Key System with the Limited trim, which functions with the doors and rear hatch, with push-button start and remote illuminated entry. The Limited has a similar audio and infotainment system, though it offers available HD radio to take your listening experience even further.

  • Safety

    A red 2021 Toyota C-HR Nightshade Edition is shown with its headlights on under a futuristic structure.

    Toyota Safety

    When you are shopping for a vehicle, the safety features should be one of the main factors to guide your decision. Nothing else really matters if the car or SUV you choose cannot help keep you safe on the road. The 2021 Toyota C-HR comes with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 Package standard on every model, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, a Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and a Lane Tracing Assist System. Every model also comes with Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Road Sign Assist to help you notice traffic signs while driving.

    The C-HR features Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes vehicle stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist with smart stop technology to help you keep control over your vehicle, all standard. A comprehensive airbag system with 10 airbags located throughout the interior is standard, as is a tire pressure monitor system and hill start assist control to help you when moving on an incline. You get a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert on the XLE and Limited trims, though it does not come with the starting trim.

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