Carried over from the now dead Scion brand, the 2018 Toyota C-HR is a fun and comfortable little crossover that doesn’t corner all that well. At least that’s what Consumer Reports thinks in their latest review.
Its funky looks helps it stand out in the crowded crossover segment along with the plethora of features it comes standard with including the Toyota Safety Sense P driver assist and safety suite, 7-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, soft touch materials and leather accents. This is just the basic XLE model, the Premium trim comes with even more equipment like heated seats, lane departure warning, etc.
On the road, Consumer Reports found the cabin to be quiet even when you step on the gas pedal hard and the C-HR’s engine gets loud and buzzy at over 4,000 rpms.
Additionally, the vehicle delivers a taught yet comfortable ride over bumpy roads. But that comfort comes at the cost of reducing its cornering abilities. The C-HR will go into corners confidently, but it lacks the steering response of a Mazda CX-3 and there’s a fair amount of lean if a corner is tackled too aggressively.
Perhaps in time, the aftermarket will provide owners with a solution to this problem.