Although the 2022 Toyota C-HR is quite attractive to look at and has a large roster of standard features, the performance is simply average. It’s got a great showing of technology features and interior amenities within the cabin. It’s even got a comfortable ride feel when driving on urban roads. However, many things are holding it back such as its slow acceleration due to the powertrain being less than stellar. This 2022 Toyota C-HR review will look into the specs and features found in this small SUV. We’ll also be going through the many pros and cons that make this SUV a bit of a tough choice when compared to other SUVs on the market today.
As of this year, the C-HR lineup no longer features the LE trim which has been the base model for most of its run. This leaves the next trim level, the XLE, as the new base model for the 2022 Toyota C-HR. In terms of new options for the 2022 Toyota C-HR colors, drivers have the option of going for Blizzard Pearl which can be paired with a black roof for a contrasting look.
The 2022 Toyota C-HR price varies according to which of the 3 different trim levels you choose to go for. Since the removal of the base LE model, drivers are now directed towards the XLE which does come with a respectable roster of standard features. Depending on which of the available 2022 Toyota C-HR configuration you go for, there will be additional premium features such as an 8-way power-adjustable seat for the driver. Below are the different MSRPs of the available trim levels for the 2022 Toyota C-HR:
|2022 Toyota C-HR XLE||$24,130*|
|2022 Toyota C-HR Nightshade Edition||$24,895*|
|2022 Toyota C-HR Limited||$27,150*|
The 2022 Toyota C-HR specs showcase the 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder engine that makes use of “Valvematic”. This system allows for a more efficient way of adjusting the amount of air taken in by the engine, improving engine performance by 5-10%. The powertrain of the C-HR produces 144 horsepower and a torque output of 139 pounds-feet. All models of the C-HR come only with a front-wheel drivetrain system and a Continuously Variable Transmission which comes with Shift Mode. It also has 3 different driving modes: Sport, Normal, and Eco. Each mode makes changes to transmission and engine performance, giving drivers what they need for their driving conditions. The Independent MacPherson strut for the front suspension and the multi-link rear suspension makes use that the ride is comfortable for all riders. However, longer stretches of imperfect roads will cause the C-HR’s ride feel to get a bit bumpier as the cabin vibrates on harsher bumps. Steering is managed by an Electric Power Steering system, giving the C-HR a minimum turning radius of 17.1 ft. Drivers will get a sense of responsiveness and agility as they drive along. Although it does everything to a decent degree, there’s not much it does better when compared to its rivals. Acceleration has also been noted as a major drawback of the C-HR as third-party sources record its sprint speed at 11.0 seconds.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The fuel efficiency of the 2022 Toyota C-HR has already been rated by the EPA during mileage estimate tests. According to the agency, all trim levels of the C-HR have the same level of fuel efficiency at a combined/MPG score of 29. Below are the various MPG scores attained by the Toyota C-HR:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota C-HR XLE||27||31||29|
|2022 Toyota C-HR Nightshade Edition||27||31||29|
|2022 Toyota C-HR Limited||27||31||29|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Looking at the work done by Toyota on the 2022 Toyota C-HR interior, we can see that they’ve gone for quality overall. There are some surfaces that use cheaper materials such as plastics but all that is paired with quality material work all over the cabin. The passenger capacity situation on the Toyota C-HR is enough for 5-passengers to all sit comfortably within 86.0 cubic feet of space. All models of the C-HR come with a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a Dual zone climate control system. For seating, the XLE and the Nightshade Edition makes use of Sport fabrics for their seating surfaces. This is upgraded to a leather-trimmed seat cover on the Limited model which also receives enhanced power-adjustability settings and lumbar support. In terms of cargo capacity, the 2022 Toyota C-HR has around 37.0 cubic space if stowing cargo from behind the front row. With the 2nd row of seating deployed, cargo volume is decreased to 19.1 cubic feet.
All models of the 2022 Toyota C-HR come with an 8-inch touchscreen which is paired with an AM/FM/HD Radio system. Both Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa are all compatible with the infotainment system. There are also features that give it Bluetooth capabilities and even advanced voice recognition functions. All models of the Toyota C-HR come with a 3-month Platinum trial for SiriusXM’s various apps and services. Drivers can also make use of Toyota’s Connected Services such as their Safety Connect services and Wi-Fi Connect Hotspot services. Each infotainment package that the C-HR can be fitted with comes with a 6-speaker setup.
The NHTSA, after performing several car safety tests, has given the 2022 Toyota C-HR an overall safety rating of 4-stars. Various safety and driver-assistive features that come with the Toyota C-HR include Pre-Collision Systems, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, and a Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system. All models come with the same set of safety features which ensures all trim levels come out with the same level of passenger safety.
Toyota has outfitted the C-HR with a respectable yet basic set of warranty coverage perks. Their limited warranty spans 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which lasts 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles. Complimentary scheduled maintenance is also a perk that’s found on C-HR and is made available for 2 years with a mileage limit of 25,000 miles.