After the recent update that has brought slight exterior changes, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Toyota C-HR will come without more important changes. The next year won’t bring anything particular, though various reports suggest we might see the Nightshade edition, a special package that is available across Toyota’s model range. Some sources were also suggesting new powertrain options and AWD layout, but that doesn’t seem likely and probably won’t happen before complete overhaul.
All this means that the 2021 Toyota C-HR is about to carry on in the same way. We are about to see a model that offers attractive styling, full of dynamic lines and sharp edges. Furthermore, the crossover offers pretty impressive handling and loads of standard equipment, especially in terms of safety features. Unfortunately, this also means that the next-year model will carry on with a lackluster engine and relatively tight second row and cargo area. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Toyota C-HR Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. The C-HR is the smallest crossover in the company’s lineup, but it also rides on the company’s new TNGA platform. This means it actually features pretty good handling and offers a nice driving experience.
Also, we should mention that the last-year refresh has brought a couple of interesting novelties. Although the overall styling has remained essentially the same, the front end has been tweaked for a bit. There is a new bumper, which comes with more dynamical shape and bigger air intakes, which all make this crossover look sportier. For the next year, some sources suggest a Nightshade edition, which would bring loads of blacked details to the exterior. However, the company is still quiet.
When it comes to interior design, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. The 2021 Toyota C-HR will carry on with the same layout, which has good and bad sides. When it comes to the good sides of this cabin, we particularly like the dashboard design, which combines a variety of different materials and pretty dynamic lines. The overall quality is pretty good for the class and there are just a couple of areas with hard plastics.
On the other side, the bad thing about this interior is definitely the amount of space. The C-HR is tight even for the segment of subcompact crossovers. While the front row is more than okay, the second row is a little bit tight. Also, the lack of glass surfaces in the second row makes everything look a little bit claustrophobic. Still, the weakest point of this crossover is definitely the cargo area, which is one of the smallest in the segment. You may count on 19 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total volume goes around 36.5 cubic feet.
When it comes to standard and available equipment, there is always room for some changes and additions. Still, we don’t expect to see anything significant for the next year. Therefore, base models should come standard with tech goodies like an 8-inch touch screen that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, six speakers, a USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and power windows. This is a quite respectable list for the class but you can also get goodies like navigation, HD Radio, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start.
Things are even more impressive with safety features. All models come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Additionally, you can also get things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and adaptive pivoting headlights.
2021 Toyota C-HR Engine
Things under the hood will definitely remain unchanged. Therefore, you may count on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out around 144 horsepower. That’s okay power for daily commuting, though some drivers would probably like to see something peppier. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn’t plan to offer additional powertrain in the near future so if you’re interested in better driving dynamics, you should check models like Mazda CX-3.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Those are quite typical ratings for the class.
2021 Toyota C-HR Release Date and Price
Given the lack of changes, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Toyota C-HR will hit the market in a typical time of year. The price should also remain pretty much the same, so base models should go around 22.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Nissan Kicks, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3 etc.