All reliability information about the Toyota C-HR, the original compact SUV that appeared in 2016, renowned for its hybrid drive.
Toyota C-HR: the key facts
- Launch: fall 2016
- Restyling: fall 2019
- Country of production: Turkey
Toyota C-HR: identified breakdowns
At the start of its career, the C-HR was available in France in a 100% thermal version, with a 1.2 Turbo 116 hp.
This engine, which disappeared in early 2019, encountered a few anomalies in the ignition and electronic management coils, all of which could significantly reduce power.
Abnormal noises coming from the engine, and in particular from the pressure regulation of the turbo, are also listed.
- Hybrid engines:
The C-HR took over the drivetrain of the Prius, which combines a 1.8-liter 98 hp engine and a 53 kW electric motor, powered by a tiny 1.31 kWh capacity battery.
This device, which displays 122 hp cumulative power, has very few reliability defects. The summer heat can, however, lead to loss of power, due to a battery that has become too hot.
Since the end of 2019, this small crossover can also have the 2.0 hybrid 184 hp, taken from the Corolla, which for the moment shows no recurring weakness.
From water infiltration may appear in the rear lights on C-HR produced before 2018. Insufficiently insulating front door seals have also been replaced.
The main failure of the C-HR comes from the air conditioning. Air supply hoses had to be changed on cars manufactured before February 2018.
the temperature settings box, located under the touch screen, was regularly replaced (under warranty) during the first year of production.
Multimedia system failures, camera problems and reversing radar malfunctions have also been reported to us.
Toyota C-HR sales (for the first six months of 2021, in France)
- 1.8 Hybrid 122 hp: 54%
- 2.0 Hybrid 184 hp: 46%
Toyota C-HR: more info
Since its appearance at the end of 2016, the C-HR has sold 78,300 units in France (volume as of June 30, 2021), including 74,800 units in hybrid version.
In the first half of 2021, 9,086 models were sold, half of them in high finishes (Première, Collection, Graphic and Distinctive).
Toyota C-HR: the main reminders
Cardan : (Fall 2020) A series of C-HR produced from January 5 to 21, 2020 has been recalled, for a nonconformity of the front right driveshaft. The gimbal in question was checked and replaced if necessary.
Beam: (summer 2018) In France, 32,713 Toyota hybrids (C-HR and Prius combined) were recalled due to the possible damage to an insulating sheath of the engine harness, with the risk of a short circuit. Affected models assembled between May 2016 and May 2018.
Tank : (summer 2017) A few C-HRs could suffer from a non-compliant tank. The wall thickness risked being insufficient to guarantee perfect sealing after aging of the vehicle or during an impact.
Every 15,000 km or 12 months
Based on a Prius platform, the small Japanese SUV is very reliable in hybrid version, not experiencing any serious recurring mechanical failure. The 1.2 Turbo, more prone to small failures, remains however very recommendable too. RATING: 18/20
- Consumption and pleasure in town
- Mechanical reliability
- Ergonomics and presentation
- Size / habitability ratio
- Boot space (377 liters)
- Suspension firmness
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