We tested the GR Sport version of thenew Toyota C-HR Hybrid 184 hp model year 2021. Compared to the GR Sport version, the Distinctive version has somewhat different bodywork and interior trim, with half chocolate leather upholstery, manually adjustable seats with electric lumbar adjustment. The price is €36,000.
Otherwise, the C-HR is an urban SUV with suggestive lines and dynamic road behaviour. Its new 184 hp engine with torque available from low revs makes it a pleasure to drive, but any desire to be sporty will be hampered by an e-CVT transmission that smoothes out the engine’s behavior. It’s a shame, especially since the trunk volume is only 358 litres. Unfortunately, the infotainment system is aging too. The C-HR does make up for it in terms of range, however, with an average fuel consumption of 5.5 liters over a combined cycle.