2020 Toyota C-HR 2.0 VVT-i verdict
Can a new, more powerful hybrid system push the Toyota C-HR to the top of the family SUV class?...
The 2.0-litre hybrid brings a welcome boost in performance over the lesser 1.8-litre hybrid, while its low CO2 emissions mean it still makes a lot of financial sense as a company car. Unfortunately, the C-HR was always rather pricey as a private buy, and the 2.0-litre only exacerbates that, because it's not available with the entry-level trim, so starts at almost £30,000.
For most people, then, the 1.8-litre remains the better choice. But it's also worth bearing in mind that unless you're completely taken with the C-HR's distinctive looks, the Karoq is a far more practical family SUV. And you don't actually need the 187bhp version of that car; the 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol, which starts at £23,590, is the closest match for the 2.0-litre C-HR's performance once you're outside the city limits.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Toyota C-HR 2.0 VVT-i Orange Edition specification
Price £32,595 Engine 4cyl, 1987cc, petrol, hybrid Power (combined output) 182bhp at 6000rpm Torque (petrol engine) 140lb ft at 4,400-5,200rpm Gearbox CVT automatic 0-62mph 8.2sec Top speed 112mph Fuel Consumption 54.3mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 92g/km, 22% (NEDC)
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