2021 Toyota C-HR

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2021 Toyota C-HR Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 3, 2021

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For a starting price of $21,445, the 2021 Toyota C-HR blends quirky styling like various colors with a contrasting roof and an awesome cabin. At 14.4 feet long, the C-HR has dimensions of a subcompact car and a ride height on an SUV. The three trim levels of the 2021 C-HR comes equipped with touchscreen infotainment and an upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 safety suite of driver aids. The midlevel XLE and new Nightshade Edition trim start at $23,480 and $24,245, respectively. The top-of-the-line Limited trim starts at $26,500. For more styling options, Toyota offers new exterior paint choices - Oxide Bronze (with or without a black roof) and Magnetic Gray Metallic (with a black roof).

The Toyota C-HR's four-cylinder engine is adequate but some small SUVs offer more practicality, all-wheel-drive, and better driving dynamics. At 27/31 mpg city/highway, the  2021 C-HR deliver high fuel economy rather than driving enthusiasm. Certainly, this Toyota is more expressive than the rivals like Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V, and Chevrolet Trax.  For the price, the 2021 C-HR boasts Toyota’s excellent reputation for quality and robust resale values, along with maximum standard equipment. Find best deals and top discounts on the new C-HR for sale.

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Sporty handling

Plenty of standard features and safety equipments

Distinct styling helps it stand out

Good Fuel Economy

Strong Resale Value and Reliability


Small cargo space with high load floor

Performance seems to be underwhelming at highway speeds

No AWD available.

Claustrophobic rear with thick pillars

What's New?

Upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of driver aids and safety features now standard on all trims

New Nightshade Edition, based on XLE, give C-HR a blacked-out look

Changes to the exterior paint choices

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr SUV

passenger capacity


top speed

112 mph


front wheel drive

engine type


121 cu.in.


144 hp @ 6100 rpm


139 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm




suspension front

Strut suspension

suspension rear

Multi-Link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8/11.1 in.



103.9 in.


172.6 in.


70.7 in.


61.6 in.

curb weight

3300 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.


passenger volume

86 cu ft.

cargo volume

37 cu ft.

towing capacity

1322 lbs.

payload capacity

835 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

11 sec.

zero to 100 mph

33.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

18.4 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

174 ft.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


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LE $21,445 onwards

144 hp @ 6100 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Auto On/Off Headlights
  • Black Grille w/ Chrome Rings
  • Cloth Front Bucket Seats
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Redesigned Aerodynamics

XLE $23,480 onwards

144 hp @ 6100 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Active Blind Spot
  • Active Noise Control
  • Color-Keyed Heated Power Side Mirrors
  • Electric Power Steering
  • LED Pocket Light
  • Rearview Camera

Nightshade $24,245 onwards

144 hp @ 6100 rpm | 2L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 6 Speakers
  • 8 In Touch-Screen Display
  • Black Outside Door Handles
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Intelligent High Beams
  • Rear Window Defroster w/ Timer
  • Unique Black Interior Trim w/ Red Accents

Limited $26,500 onwards

485 hp @ 6100 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Bi-LED Projector Low & High-Beam Headlights
  • Black Rear Bumper
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Sunvisor Vanity Mirrors w/ Illumination
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel w/ Leather Trim
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
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Colors and Styles

2021 Toyota C-HR in Silver Metallic color 2021 Toyota C-HR in Blue Eclipse Metallic color 2021 Toyota C-HR in Oxide Bronze color 2021 Toyota C-HR in Magnetic Gray Metallic color 2021 Toyota C-HR in blizzard pearl color 2021 Toyota C-HR in Supersonic Red color
Silver Metallic

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Pricing And Features


Engine And Performance


Fuel Economy












Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

"More expressive than the sleek Hyundai Kona or demure Honda HR-V, the C-HR won’t get lost in a crowded parking lot." - KBB.com

Starting from an MSRP of $21,445, even the cheapest Toyota C-HR model offers an abundance of features like TSS 2.0 driver aids, plus Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and much more. For almost $2000, XLE adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, etc. The 144 hp C-HR has above-average real-world fuel economy ratings. Toyota's clearly laid out the principle of C-HR being a city-friendly ride, suffice the quirky mood with superb handling, upscale cabin, dual-tone color options, ample safety features. 

Moreover, C-HR's unique styling gets a new flag bearer - a $765 Nightshade Edition package offers a blacked-out XLE trim. Though extra options are limited to the XLE and Limited models, you wouldn't find a need. Many critics highlight, if the C-HR is expensive than most of its rivals, but Toyota justifies the pricing with a high level of standard equipment, unlike any other small SUV in the segment.

Pricing and Features

Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy





2021 Toyota C-HR Pricing and Features


The Toyota C-HR is offered in 4 trim levels: LE, XLE, Nightshade Edition (XLE based), and Limited. The entry-level 2021 Toyota C-HR is the LE 4dr SUV starting from $21,445 (MSRP). Add the $1,175 destination charge, and you are looking at $22,620. It comes with a 2.0-liter inline-4- 4 engine paired to a CVT box. Moving up the trim table, the XLE's price starts at $24,655, while the Limited costs $27,675 before any of the few options. (Prices include the destination charges).

Toyota's pricing puts the 2021 C-HR in a similar ballpark as the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, and Chevrolet Trax. Though the 2021 C-HR costs more than Kona or Trax but the Toyota comes with a highly impressive level of standard equipment.  Every 2021 C-HR features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility, TSS 2.0 driver aids, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, selectable driving modes, and a self-dimming rearview mirror. 











Key Features

Aerodynamic rear fins with a rear spoiler

Adds to/replaces LE features:

Adds to/replaces XLE features:

Adds to/replaces XLE features:


Multi-reflector LED headlights with auto on/off feature

Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind-spot warning indicators

Black Vortex styled 18-inch wheels

LED projector low- and high-beam headlights with auto level control


Black front lower grille insert

The acoustic noise-reducing front windshield

Black door handles with chin spoiler

Red rear bumper garnish


Sport fabric-trimmed front bucket seats

Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats

Black roof

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel


Hill Start Assist Control

Brake Hold

Black interiors with gunmetal trim

Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert


Dual sun visors with vanity mirrors

Seatback pockets


Dual sun visors with sliding extensions and illuminated vanity mirrors

The 2021 Toyota C-HR options are limited to a few trims, including the XLE and Limited. The 2021 C-HR XLE and Limited are eligible for an audio upgrade that adds Bluetooth music streaming and HD/satellite radio. Also, the XLE offers a blue/black interior, while the Limited may be ordered with a brown/black interior upgrade. And the contrasting roof color option is applicable to the XLE and Limited trims.

2021 Toyota C-HR Buying Advice

The mid-level XLE trim which starts at $23,480, makes the most sense of three C-HR trims levels. It's not a big jump from the base LE trim, and for just almost $2000 extra, the 2021 C-HR XLE gets leather upholstery and noise reduction glass all around. 

2021 C-HR comes loaded with impressive standard equipment for the price!

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2021 Toyota C-HR Engine and Performance


"Its four-cylinder engine is underpowered and slow to get up to speed, but the C-HR's 37-mpg result in our highway fuel economy testing is the payoff for your patience." - CarAndDriver

The sole engine for the 2021 Toyota C-HR is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 144 hp and 139 pound-feet of torque. Mechanically, the 2021 C-HR is unchanged from the outgoing model. The C-HR's engine comes paired with a CVT that sends adequate power to the front wheels. No turbocharger or all-wheel-drive is insight. 

2021 Toyota C-HR's Performance lacks power but maintains composure!

The 144 hp and 139 pound-feet of twist muster the C-HR from zero to 60 mph in 11 seconds, which is not much enthusiastic in the subcompact segment. It takes the Toyota C-HR 19 seconds for a quarter-mile run and reaches a top speed of 112 mph. The Hyundai Kona leads the comparison with 147 hp and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. The Honda HR-V takes in the third spot with 141 hp, followed by the Chevrolet Trax. However, the Trax generates the most amount of torque here.


2021 Toyota C-HR

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Hyundai Kona







2.0L Inline-4

1.8L Inline-4

1.4L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4







CVT with intelligence and Shift Mode

CVT with Overdrive and Manual mode

6-speed automatic with auto-manual

CVT with Manual mode


144 hp @6,100 RPM

141 hp @6,500 RPM

138 hp @4,900 RPM

147 hp @6,200 RPM


139 lb-ft @3,900 RPM

127 lb-ft @4,300 RPM

148 lb-ft @1,850 RPM

132 lb-ft @4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH 

11.0 sec

9.3 sec

9.3 sec

10.0 sec

Quarter Mile

18.4 sec

16.8 sec

16.8 sec

17.3 sec

Top Speed

112 MPH

125 MPH


132 MPH

Toyota offers the 2021 C-HR with Power-assisted brakes: ventilated front discs and solid rear discs. Though the lethargic acceleration time is because of C-HR's higher curb weight, the braking distance is equally mid-pack. The pedal feels connected and gives natural feedback, still the heavy C-HR post a 133 ft of stopping distance from 60 mph in panic braking situations.

2021 Toyota C-HR Fuel Economy


The 2021 C-HR earns an EPA fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The CVT and 144 hp four-cylinder engine put the Toyota C-HR on a silver lining in terms of fuel efficiency in front of rivals. Irrespective of the C-HR's trim, the mileage ratings remain the same. With 13.2 gallons of fuel tank capacity, the highway range of the 2021 C-HR is close to 410 miles. 


2021 Toyota C-HR

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Hyundai Kona

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity

13.2 Gallons

13.2 Gallons

14.0 Gallons

13.2 Gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

356/409/422 mi.

370/449/396 mi.

364/434/392 mi.

356/436/396 mi.

Confused about the type of fuel, the 2021 Toyota C-HR simply runs on regular unleaded gas. Among the competitors, the C-HR slots in the bottom half of the segment. This Toyota's subcompact crossover offers a combined efficiency of 29 mpg, ranking below the Honda HR-V and the Hyundai Kona but is slightly better than the Chevy Trax.

2021 Toyota C-HR Interior


"The interior design is less eye-catching than the outside of the C-HR, but that’s no bad thing." - KBB.com

The interior of the five-seater 2021 CH-R, boasts the typical Toyota quality and a unique design. The base $21,445 C-HR's cabin offers a unique styling inside with diamond patterns on the door and dashboard surfaces. The quality of materials is upscale but there are some hard plastics on the center console. However, new interior color options help brighten otherwise bland gray hues. 

C-HR's Limited model features leather-trimmed seats that add to its premium feel!

The roominess inside the Toyota C-HR is impressive. The front row has plenty of space that can easily accommodate even the tall passengers. Average-sized adults should have enough space in the back.  The front legroom measures a generous 43.5 inches, but rear-seat passengers are forced to find comfort in just 31.7 inches of space. However, rear-seat passengers may feel claustrophobic due to the small windows, and thick roof pillars. 


2021 Toyota C-HR

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Hyundai Kona

Seating Capacity





Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Cargo Capacity

19.1 ft³

24.3 ft³

18.7 ft³

19.2 ft³

Cargo Capacity behind the first row

37.0 ft³



45.8 ft³

As for cargo space, the 2021 C-HR offers 19.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 37.0 if you fold those seats flat.  For a car of this size and build, this is actually quite big and enough to carry along 3 medium suitcases along with a few duffle bags before it becomes full.  The Honda HR-V gets the biggest trunk and Honda Magic Seats (Honda’s term for fold-flat seats).

Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto grace every model of the 2021 C-HR!

The 2021 C-HR comes with an 8-0 inch touchscreen infotainment system mounted on the dashboard. All C-HR models, including the base LE, comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, seek-scan SiriusXM satellite radio, six-speaker sound system, and dual USB ports 12V outlets. The Toyota C-HR's infotainment system is easy to use, thanks to uncomplicated menus. For redundant controlling options, Toyota offers controls mounted on the steering wheel and physical knobs on the center console. Some of the notable infotainment features in the 2021 Toyota C-HR are:

  • 6 speaker
  • Internet access
  • Stand-alone navigation mirroring app
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Android Auto

2021 Toyota C-HR Exterior


"The 2021 Toyota C-HR needs to be seen to be believed; the driving’s forgettable." - TheCarConnection.

One of the relatively newer kids on the block, Toyota's subcompact crossover, the 2021 C-HR looks dynamics and futuristic. Part of the first-generation introduced in 2018, the 2021 C-HR's styling looks the most distinctive and recognizable amongst all the other contenders. For visual impact, the 2021 C-HR also comes in various colors with a contrasting roof and side mirror caps of black or silver. The new-for-2021 C-HR Nightshade Edition is based on XLE and brings black-finished 18-inch alloy wheels with black lug nuts, plus black door handles/chin spoiler/badge overlays.

With its striking front end and modern color palette, C-HR looks sharper than ever.

Changes for 2021 C-HR's exterior include the addition of new Oxide Bronze (with or without a black roof) and Magnetic Gray Metallic color options. Knockout Silver Metallic and Hot Lava have been discontinued. Supersonic Red and Blue Eclipse Metallic are no longer available with the entry-level LE trim.


2021 Toyota C-HR

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Hyundai Kona

Curb Weight

3300 lbs

2906 lbs

3124 lbs

2890 lbs
















Ground Clearance










The C-HR is the heaviest, longest, and widest car in this segment. These dimensions lend the ride a character that appears like an infusion of coupe and crossover or more of a “High-roof Coupe”. The C-HR rolls upon 17-inch alloys in for the LE trim and 18-inches for the XLE and the Limited variants. The Toyota's curb weight is pegged at 3,300 pounds, making it around 400 lbs heavier than HRV.

2021 Toyota C-HR Safety


The 2021 Toyota C-HR scored the highest five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA while the crossover performed well in the crash-test conducted by the IIHS. Last year, the C-HR missed the Top Safety Pick award due to poor headlights but the 2021 C-HR model will reign better. Changes for 2021 include upgraded Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, standard on all trims.

The TSS 2.0 array of driver aids brings automatic emergency braking, low-light pedestrian detection and daytime cyclist detection, automatic high beams, lane departure warning alerts, and active steering. Advanced features like adaptive cruise control with dynamic radar (DRCC) are also available. 

2021 Toyota C-HR Competition


2021 Toyota C-HR Vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is a great package of utility and styling that comes with one hell of a price tag. The Kona is the most reasonable offering of this segment, with a sticker price near the $20,000 mark. The Kona looks the most SUV-ish among all the crossovers of this segment. The C-HR fares better in terms of interior ergonomics and overall layout which induces a sportier driving intent. 

 2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Toyota C-HR Vs 2021 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is the most balanced car out there in this segment. The Honda HR-V houses a 1.8 Liter Inline-4, that generates 141 hp and 127 lb.-ft. of torque, which can make the ride go from 0-60 in just 9.3 seconds. The 2021 CH-R offers more horsepower, torque, and engine capacity than the 2020 Honda HR-V. However, the HR-V has better fuel efficiency than the C-HR. Both the H-RV and C-HR are slow to accelerate, but the Honda offers composed handling, terrific fuel economy figures, and an enormous cargo hold for the class. The interiors of the HRV looks better than the CH-R. Though Toyota comes standard with more safety and infotainment features, the Honda is available with all-wheel drive, while the C-HR is not.

2021 Honda HR-V


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2021 Toyota C-HR Final Verdict

Toyota's reliability and high resale value are always positive, and C-HR's styling lures even more. Still, this Toyota's subcompact crossover is marred by lethargic acceleration and small cargo hold. Considering the starting price of $21,445, the 2021 C-HR is expensive than most of its rivals but offers plenty of standard comfort and safety equipment. For people looking for a stylish and fuel-saving option, Toyota C-HR should be under consideration but buyers looking for all-weather capability, more practicality, and exciting drive should look at 2021 HRV, or 2021 Trax

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2021 Toyota C-HR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will the 2021 Toyota C-HR have AWD?

The C-HR is the smallest crossover in the Toyota lineup. And as it is an entry-level compact crossover, a weak engine, smaller dimensions which translates to a cramped-up interior hold it back, although fortunately, it comes with an all-wheel-drive setup for the 2021 model to push it through the line.

Is the 2021 Toyota C-HR fast?

Considering the segment, we wouldn't say many of the C-HR’s competitors are fast enough. The Toyota C-HR has a higher curb weight and its 2.0-liter engine sometimes struggles with this heft. For more energetic acceleration, a turbocharged Kia Soul or Hyundai Kona might prove to be better options.

How roomy is the 2021 Toyota C-HR?

In the Subcompact segment, the 2021 C-HR is a pretty spacious car. Tall passengers won't find any trouble in the front and back. However, the thick rear upper door panels and high-mounted door handle block the outward visibility. The cargo capacity is average in the segment but the height of its floor is higher than most. The rear seats fold flat for more room but are devoid of recliner functionality.

Should you go for a pre-owned C-HR?

Needless to say, we would recommend you to go for the new 2021 Toyota C-HR. Nevertheless, if you are in the market for a used Toyota C-HR, we would ask you to go for the 2017-19 model year, as you can get it for 60% of the original price with about 90% of the car still intact, which is a great deal.

Can I lease the Toyota C-HR?

Yes, you can lease the Toyota C-HR for an affordable payment of $225 per month for a period of 36 months. This excludes the downpayment of $1000. Compact crossover does usually tend to have smaller affordable price-tags.

2021 Toyota C-HR Consumer Reviews and Ratings


based on 75 ratings

7.9/10 Features
7.7/10 Interiors
8.0/10 Design
8.0/10 Safety
8.2/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value


feature-packed urban
city corner
cruise control
safety sense
city drive
fuel economy
good fuel
front bucket
bucket seat
dash control
cabin look
rear feel
design look
sport alloy
front bumper
alloy wheel
bumper lip
zero-maintenance plan
new vehicle
automatic high

2021 Toyota C-HR Overall Reviews


Douglas D. Turner

2021 Toyota C-HR

Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 4, 2021


Pros - Comfortable, controls are user-friendly, and rear camera.

Cons - Rear legroom, the front dash design

Okay-ish If I’m being honest it has not been a good experience. The C-HR at best is decent. The interior has a ton of issues both small and big. I don’t like the dash design: it has a lot of plastic and it feels cheap. The front seats have good space for feet but the back seat not so much. On top of that, I’m having some issues with the air conditioning. It is working but takes time to cool the cabin. Very disappointed! Greg was great. He didn't keep the shortcomings of the car unlike other salespersons I have seen. Although I would have been happier if they had a couple more color options in SV trim

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Maynard J. Dunn

2021 Toyota C-HR

LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 29, 2021

2021 Toyota C-HR

Pros - Sporty design, aesthetic looks, powerful transmission and quite extensively comfortable interior

Cons - Apple and android car play not offered, outside noise, CVT

Driver's Choice Ride comfort, good drive for city. Very good amount of interior space and storage space too. No outside noise. Its got every modern amenities for a journey and regular city car. You will love it.

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Leota B. Burke

2021 Toyota C-HR

XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

A safe option to choose

Pros - Appealing design, dual zone automatic climate control, attractive price

Cons - Engine takes time to speed up

easy to ise infotainmetn system, it is a fun to drive vehicle. well designed first row, generous room in the second row but the cargo volume is less, has a good appeal to it plenty of driver's assistance features from Toyota, reliable, go for it. good

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