What should I look for in a used Toyota C-HR hatchback?
The C-HR's rather small rear window, thick roof pillars and high rear windowline are enough to hide a bus in your over-the-shoulder view. It makes the standard fit parking sensors and reversing camera necessary. Even so, check for parking damage to the car's bumpers.
There aren’t any crazy oversized alloy wheel options on the C-HR, so this will help prevent kerb damage, but make sure there aren’t any blemishes to the wheels on Dynamic cars, whose wheels have a machine-polished finish. If this lacquer has been marred and the metal is exposed to road salt, corrosion can set in.
Good quality materials are used on the majority of surfaces you touch. On top-spec C-HRs, the centre console has a lot of piano black plastic (with metallic flecks in it which catch the interior lights at night) but this can be scratched if you like to store your keys near the gearlever.
What are the most common problems with a used Toyota C-HR hatchback?
Some owners have complained of cracked windscreens. The crack usually forms from the top of the windscreen and then spreads downwards. If you come across this, you will need to get the screen replaced. This will require a trip to a Toyota dealer because the camera and laser used by the C-HR's safety systems are mounted to the inside of the screen and will require reprogramming in order to work correctly.
Is a used Toyota C-HR hatchback reliable?
The C-HR didn’t feature in our latest reliability survey. However, Toyota as a brand did very well overall, finishing third out of 32, which should give you some peace of mind. Toyota even backs up this strong record for reliability by providing every new car it makes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. This means that even the oldest C-HRs will still have plenty of warranty cover left.
To see the full reliability list for small SUVs, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.