VIDEO | Toyota C-HR 200H Advance test: why is it the best option?

This year, the world leader in hybrid mobility launches the second generation of the Toyota CHR, a crossover with certain sporting overtones - at least aesthetically - that during the first six years of life exceeded 1,5 million sales worldwide. Of them, about 800.000 circulate in Europe, and this new C-HR will only continue to increase those numbers because it comes with even better arguments... We We have just tested the Toyota C-HR 200H Advance and we are going to tell you why from our point of view it is the best version of the entire range.

Before, in addition to recommending that you subscribe to of our YouTube Channel To be aware of all the news, it is acceptable to comment that the catalog is made up of another less powerful hybrid version (140 HP) and a hitherto unprecedented engine plug-in hybrid which is crowned as the most powerful with 220 HP. Of course, although this is not the case with the unit we have tested, only the 200H can be associated with an automatic AWD-i all-wheel drive system.

The most suitable Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR 200H Advance news

Why do we say that this 200H Advance 4×2 is the best C-HR of all? Well, we are going to look at it below, but a good part of the reason lies precisely in the finish, the most basic and already with good standard equipment. The 200H Advance version, from 34.000 euros, it is only about 2.000 euros more expensive than the most basic C-HR with 140 HP (Active), but in exchange the user receives a significant extra power, more complete equipment and all this without affecting consumption one bit, which in theory is somewhat below 5l/100 km (in practice it can be even much lower.)

Of course, in higher finishes and by contributing considerably more money, you can install more sybaritic elements such as the panoramic roof, imitation leather upholstery, heating and ventilation systems for the seats or even more attractive wheels of up to 20 inches. However, this point is crucial so that the 200 HP continues to consume very little: we have inch wheels 18 (17 in the skinnier 140H) with 225/55 size tires that provide great comfort in all areas and do not represent a considerable increase in weight and consumption as is the case with the larger ones.

Good equipment, plenty of power and Eco label

Toyota C-HR 200H Advance Eco label

In addition, already at that Advance level we have full LED headlights, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, numerous driving assistants such as the speed limiter or cruise control (with the possibility of activating the adaptive function or not), induction smartphone charger, digital instrumentation with 12,3-inch screen and other same size central screen with wireless connectivity which is the largest one we find in the new generation of the model (the 140H Active has an 8-inch one.)

That the C-HR PHEV could be an even more interesting alternative for those who need to circulate very frequently through city centers? Yes, but to access it we already have to talk about a starting price of 38.500 euros (about 5.000 more) and as for constraints and performance The differences are not going to be big at all...

Cutting-edge style and technology

Toyota C-HR 200H Advance interior

As for the design, just by looking at it, we appreciate that it is a daring, aggressive car with the attractiveness of such marked lines. Its 4,36 meters They make it compete with rivals such as the Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona, Alfa Tonale or Jeep Compass, among many others that are halfway between being pure compact or elevated utility vehicle.

The width and height remain at 1,83 and 1,56 meters, respectively, and the most notable details include the famous shark nose that separates both front lights, the wheel arches and plastic side sills of every modern SUV. , the door handles flush to improve the drag coefficient (0,32) and the backlit badge that commands the central rear part.

The comfort behind can be improved

Toyota C-HR 200H Advance rear seats

From the inside, the feeling of quality is good, thanks to the use of materials that are somewhat more noble to the touch and sight, as is the space in the front seats and the numerous storage spaces that we find in the center console and in the dashboard. Comfort is diminished in the second row of seats, not because of the space (two adults of average size travel quite comfortably), but because of the claustrophobia produced by having windows so small (also darkened) and having the C pillar so close to the profile of our head.

At the back, in the trunk (without electric gate in this C-HR Advance), we have 364 liters capacity (24 less than in the 140H and 50 more than in the PHEV), with a slightly high loading threshold and a jump from this to the trunk floor itself, which is also larger than desired.

Engine and driving of the Toyota C-HR 200H

Toyota C-HR 200H Advance engine

The protagonist under the hood of this C-HR 200H is a two-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that works with direct and indirect injection and the Atkinson cycle. Its power is 150 HP at 6.000 revolutions, but together with the additional electric motor they add up to a joint performance of 197 hp. In addition, the 0,91 kWh capacity battery is very efficient when it comes to self-recharging energy, so that the electric motor will be in charge of moving the unit on its own for a large part of the time throughout its life. useful of the car. Hence its good consumption (in the city, 80% of the time we will go in zero emissions mode.)

The engine response is good and, although the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (in 8,1 seconds) is not a world of difference compared to the 140 hp (10,2 seconds), yes, it is in recoveries and in maneuvers such as overtaking when we clearly appreciate the difference in strength between one and the other. We will also notice it much more comfortable when we are loaded, when we drive on twisty and uneven roads or when we want to maintain high cruising speeds on fast roads.

Correct in everything, notable in consumption

Toyota C-HR 200H Advance gearbox

Finally, when it comes to pure and simple driving, it is a car that leaves a good taste in the mouth in practically all sections. It is true that when we resort to sudden accelerations, the annoying noise of the engine running through the transmission will always be evident. Continuously variable CVT box, but it is also true that this type of transmissions have improved a lot in recent years and that without them the average consumption figures that we end up obtaining could not be obtained.

In this sense, after a week of coexistence and more than 1.400 km traveled (most of it on the highway), the average consumption figure stabilized at 5 liters. I insist, around 80-85% of the use was on expressways. When the opposite occurs, when most of the use is in the city, it is easy to see figures even lower than 4 liters. If we take into account that it is a car that exceeds a ton and a half without occupants, we have to admit that these are very good data.

The fuel tank accepts a total of 43 liters of gasoline; Therefore, it will not be difficult at all to complete more than 750-800 km with each refueling.

Taking away the aspect of the CVT change and that the first section of the brake pedal travel is still a bit spongy, the rest is very positive: we notice a comfortable enough car both in the urban routine and on long trips, a steering with an electric feel but that acts with a correct degree of precision and, in short, we continue to consider it one of the most interesting options on the current hybrid market, especially for those looking for something in a format SUVs.

Editor's opinion

Toyota CHR
  • Editor's rating
  • 4 star rating
€31.750 € a €47.400 €
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  • Exterior design
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  • interior design
    Publisher: 70%
  • front seats
    Publisher: 80%
  • rear seats
    Publisher: 60%
  • Trunk
    Publisher: 70%
  • Spring Suspension
    Publisher: 80%
  • Consumption
    Publisher: 90%
  • Comfort
    Publisher: 70%
  • Price
    Publisher: 70%


  • Consumption
  • infotainment system
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  • rear seats
  • Trunk somewhat irregular
  • Accelerations with CVT transmission

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