Toyota’s smallest crossover in the lineup won’t come with too many novelties for the next year, which makes perfect sense, considering the last-year facelift. The recent update has brought a nice amount of novelties, so the 2021 Toyota C-HR carries on pretty much in the same way. Still, there is one big thing to mention, and that would be the introduction of Nightshade Edition, which has already been presented on several Toyota models. Other than this new edition, things are about to remain the same.
This means you may count on an attractive crossover, which is strong in several aspects. It offers sporty handling, loads of standard and available equipment, well-built interior and more. On the other side, we don’t like the fact that just one engine is in the offer and that the AWD layout is not available. Furthermore, the second row seems a little bit tight. In any case, we expect to see 2021 Toyota C-HR sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Toyota C-HR Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Toyota C-HR definitely won’t change. The current model has been for just a couple of years and it is based on the company’s latest TNGA platform. The new architecture provides pretty good handling and overall experience, so there is really no need for any modifications at the moment.
The same thing goes for styling. The last-year model received a big update, which included lots of visual changes as well. The front fascia is completely new and you can easily notice revisions on the bumper, grille and other parts. Of course, there were other typical facelift updates, such as new wheels, color options etc. It’s hard to believe that the 2021 Toyota C-HR will bring any particular novelty.
The inside of the 2021 Toyota C-HR definitely won’t bring anything more important. You may count on a familiar layout, which includes a pretty attractive looking dashboard. The dash features quality materials and attractive aesthetics, while all those tech goodies make everything look even more opulent. For the next year, the best we could see is the addition of some standard features but we will get on that in a minute.
When this crossover was introduced, it caused opposite reactions. While the build quality is definitely at a high level, there isn’t much space in the second row. Moreover, the windows are pretty small, so everything feels a little bit claustrophobic. Such a design also has a bad effect on rearward visibility, but that’s the price you have to pay for a very attractive futuristic design. The cargo area is also pretty small. You may count on about 19 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 36.4 cubic feet with them folded. Those are some of the lowest ratings in the class.
There is a chance to see a couple of novelties in terms of standard features, but we are pretty sure that most of the things will remain unchanged. Therefore, the list of standard goodies will include things like an 8-inch touch screen that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, including satellite radio, six speakers, a USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry and more. In higher trim levels, you can also get goodies like navigation, HD Radio, proximity keyless entry, push-button start and more.
When it comes to safety features, this crossover stands very well. You may count on things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Additionally, you can get blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and similar things.
2021 Toyota C-HR Engine
One of the biggest complaints about this crossover goes to the powertrain department. Unfortunately, things won’t change for the next year and the 2021 Toyota C-HR will carry on with the same engine under the hood. We are talking about a well-known 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit. It delivers 144 horsepower and comes in pair with a CVT gearbox. This amount of power definitely isn’t enough for some spectacular driving experience but seems pretty much okay for daily commuting.
On the other side, the obvious benefits of this engine are reliability and high mpg ratings. With this engine, the C-HR returns around 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Those are pretty much average numbers for the class.
2021 Toyota C-HR Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we presume that the 2021 Toyota C-HR will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 21.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Chevy Trax etc.