Toyota CH-R - any better options?

Toyota CH-R - any better options?

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JulianHJ

Original Poster:

8,384 posts

226 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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A relative is in the market for a new (to them) car. They've selected the CH-R as their preferred choice. Their criteria includes:

- Auto
- Hybrid
- Three door / coupe appearance if possible
- £15-£16k budget (equates to 2-4 years old with around 20k miles depending on spec for the CH-R)
- Main dealer cars preferred

What are the CH-R's main competitors? I'm completely unfamiliar with that part of the market, and in particular how its rivals weigh up.

TIA biggrin

Whataguy

61 posts

44 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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The CHR is surprisingly small and dark inside. I found my old Yaris to be better.

For that price, you could almost get a new model Yaris hybrid, with minimal miles. (I've seen carwow brand new cars for 18k)

They seem a much better car and have better MPG and performance too than the CHR.

sherman

8,258 posts

179 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Nissan juke
Fiat 500 X

Im not a fan of any of them btw.

Pegscratch

1,835 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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For a car that is “funky” (read: neighbours won’t judge you and you’ll probably “fit in”) you cannot beat the C-HR. For practicality the Yaris bests it. Everything else, everyone who knows anything about cars will judge you for. And not in a positive light.

ollyprice87

249 posts

124 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I had a CH-R as a hire car in Denmark a couple years back. Not sure if there has been a facelift since then but the infotainment was utterly terrible.

clarki

1,143 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I know someone with a CH-R. They haven't been impressed + they seem to suffer quite badly from condensation inside, incl. the nav screen.

I've driven it once. It was Ok, but as mentioned it is VERY dark inside.

Pegscratch

1,835 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ollyprice87 said:
I had a CH-R as a hire car in Denmark a couple years back. Not sure if there has been a facelift since then but the infotainment was utterly terrible.
Welcome to Japanese motors.

Stig

11,660 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Kia Sportage - though it is a mild hybrid so won't run on EV alone (then again a C-HR can only do this for a few miles anyway).

Squadrone Rosso

2,082 posts

111 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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We ran a launch 1.8 Hybrid Ltd Ed for 3 years / 25k miles.

It was really good as a daily & for a France camping trip with 2 kids.

No real negatives. The infotainment operation wasn’t brilliant due to the lack of CarPlay but the inbuilt satnav was good & the sound via JBL system was great.

We intended to upgrade to the 2.0 litre hybrid but the located the 12v batter to the boot & this made the boot too small for us.

We went for a new top spec RAV4 hybrid instead & its excellent.

Had the C-HR not had the boot issue, we would have stayed with that but loving the Rav as our sensible rugged daily.

JulianHJ

Original Poster:

8,384 posts

226 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Thanks all for the responses. I've suggested a Golf GTE as an alternative, but apparently a reasonable size boot is required. I'm hoping a visit to see a CH-R at a main dealer might provide some clarity.

Mr Tidy

13,729 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Just don't expect to see any sort of coupe. laugh

It's a minging-looking high-riding cross-over!

A Nissan Juke Hybrid seems like an obvious alternative.

ilikejam

860 posts

80 months

Thursday 4th March
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If they'd budge on the Hybrid criteria, the obvious answer is the Pug 3008, though it's slightly bigger than the CH-R. They'd probably just about get a 3 year old GT spec with 50k miles on it around £16k with a bit of haggling.