Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
You won’t have any issues with leg or head room unless you’re really quite tall. There’s some stowage space between the driver and passenger for odds and ends, along with a couple of cupholders (one behind the gearlever and another in front of it).
The door pockets are rather slender, though, so big bottles of water won’t fit, and the glovebox is on the small side too.
The C-HR’s rear seats don’t slide or recline, either (as they do in the VW Tiguan) and adjustable lumbar support is available for only the driver, not the front passenger.
Outright boot space is disappointing compared with that of similar-sized, similar-priced rivals, such as the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai, and even the smaller Audi Q2 can carry more luggage. The C-HR’s boot is fairly wide right at the back of the car but tapers towards the rear seats, further compromising practicality.
It’s also a pity that Toyota hasn’t made a bit more effort to make the boot easier to use. For instance, there’s no height-adjustable boot floor, so there’s an annoyingly big lip at the boot entrance and a hefty step in the floor of the extended load bay when the rear seats are folded down.