Over at the NHTSA, the 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV managed a four-star overall rating for safety. However, the 2021 model attained a full five-star safety rating. At the IIHS, the 2022 C-HR attained a Top Safety Pick award and racked up a maximum Good rating in all crashworthiness tests, although the headlights on some trims were, disappointingly, rated as Poor.
The C-HR is well-stocked with passive and active safety systems. The base price will get you a comprehensive suite of ten airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions. Other inclusions are vehicle stability control, brake assist, traction control, a rearview camera, and hill-start assist. The Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite comprises a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, road sign assist, and lane tracing assist. All derivatives are equipped with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
|Toyota C-HR Trims||XLE||Nightshade||Limited|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
Although the 2022 Toyota C-HR has not been recalled for any problems so far, the 2021 model was recalled once for a pre-collision system that may be inoperative. The 2020 version was recalled for an issue where the rear seat belt may not properly restrain occupants in the event of an accident. The same recall applied to 2019 versions, along with two additional recalls for these models due to a non-permanent text on the load capacity label, and rear axle bearing bolts that weren't sufficiently tightened. According to J.D. Power, the 2021 Toyota C-HR has a strong rating of 81 out of 100, indicating a generally positive ownership experience and a solid reliability record.
The C-HR's warranty is nothing to write home about. A three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty pales in comparison to what Kia offers for the Soul. Toyota includes a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and corrosion perforation coverage for five years regardless of mileage.