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Not perfect but has unbeatable Toyota reliability
Bought this vehicle in Feb 21 to replace an ageing Kia Sportage diesel. We wanted a Hybrid vehicle and Toyota ticked all the boxes. Range anxiety was something to be avoided and Toyota have been making Hybrid vehicles since 1997 so they should have it right by now. The compact size and out there styling of the CH-R caught our eye. The ride and safety features are excellent. The 1.8litre petrol engine struggles at times but driven sedately it performs well. Fuel economy is around 4.5litres/100k and on 91ron fuel. Fixed price servicing of $200/15...000k for 5 years and a 10 year battery factory warranty is reassuring. Our 1.93cm grandson fits comfortably in the rear. The rear windows are a little on the small side and obstruct rear vision a little but after using the touchscreen for parking etc. it becomes a no brainer. A great affordable and reliable vehicle which should hold it's resale value.
Purchased in February 2021 at Toyota Dealers for $40,000.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Car used for family transport, 3 or 4 times a week. Had it for 2 years now. Good value, light on petrol, has all the mod cons and more! I love it! serviced once a year.
Purchased in August 2019.
Love love love this car
Bought this car new in the middle of COVID lockdown 2020. Drive to work everyday both highway and city. This car is the perfect size. Not too big or small - just right.
Purchased in July 2020.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
I love my little car!
We recently arrived in Australia and we bought my Toyota C-HR 2WD Koba 1.8L Hybrid brand new in February 2021. I use the car daily, mainly for dropping the kids off at school and picking them up, some business meetings, shopping and attending sports activities. The car has had its first service and the next one is due next January 2022.
What I love about this car is that it's perfect for driving in the city. It's petrol use is super efficient and a tank can easily last for 6 weeks if I just drive around school and close to home. I chose it in ...red, because the yellow option was a bit too 'in-your-face', while the red is still snazzy and funky. I've always wanted an electric car, as I'm environmentally conscious. Although this is not an electric car, but a hybrid, it still emits less toxic gasses and is much better for the environment. What I also use daily, is the speed control, cameras, side mirror alarms - it can even help you keep to your lane if you go over the solid line! So many added features that I didn't even expect it to have. However, if you are someone feeling the need for speed, this car might not be for you. Pull away is not that fast, although once gaining momentum eg. on the highway, you can cruise comfortably around 120km per hour (and more if you're willing to risk it, which you shouldn't). One other thing to consider is a limited view through the back rear side window which is quite small, but a minor consideration in the bigger scheme of things. Overall a great car and I often look at it thinking how much I love it!
Purchased in February 2021 at Toyota Dealers for $40,000.
Almost perfect with one unforeseen issue
I got my Koba hybrid in October. I got the yellow and black two-tone. I fell in love with it and it's my first absolutely new car. Never lose it in a car park as it stands out. Drives beautifully. This version has all the mod cons you expect and leather seats. Plenty of room for my needs. There is only ever me and maybe one other person in it, so lack of window area in the back is not a problem that some mention in youtube car reviews. Great mileage - I get between 4.9-5.2/100km in driving around the burbs with some freeway on most trips. (Prev...ious 2014 Corolla got 7.4km/100km.) With rear seats folded it has plenty of room for all kinds of little adventures. The one issue is that shortly after buying it I bought a light camper-trailer without realising the hybrid has 0 towing capacity. So now I have to either sell the car or buy a cheap car just for towing my very light camper trailer. :(. I mention this in case others might assume something that comes under SUV badging would be able to tow something - I know I did.
Purchased in October 2020.
Toyota KOBA C-HR Kicked Goals
Love @ a glance, sold on three test drives. I did test drive several other small SUV’s. However the build quality, comfort & safety factors placed KOBA 1st for my purpose. Bought a yellow Koba with optional black roof, tinted front windows, clear UV screen on rear with paint & interior protection. I use the car mainly around metro with some steep hills & haven’t had any issues. Great on petrol, had a day trip with combined metro & regional area around 165 kms, car purred with ease, comfortable to drive, Apple CarPlay invaluable. The “hold” feature once set is great on long drives, there’s no need to sit with yr foot constantly on the brake till yr clear to move on.
Purchased in August 2020 at Jarvis Cars.
Perfect car to drive
i love Chr hybrid good on fuel fill up every three weeks had it 5 months now excellent safety features easy to keep clean Toyota service excellent very helpful ? Would recommend to buy a Toyota then any other car great to drive
Purchased in March 2020 for $38,000.
Great car that I’m happy with.
Had my Koba Hybrid for a week already. My previous car, a Mazda SP23 2004 model was a 55 litre fuel tank and got me around 530km to the tank.
My new Koba is a 43 litre tank and so far I’ve gotten 430km on half a tank. Fuel economy is great. Love the look of this vehicle as well, and the inbuilt technology is fantastically. 4 star rating only because the engine is a bit grumbly when running I thought.
Purchased in June 2020 at Le Mans Tottenham .
Purchased my Koba 3 weeks ago , best decision ever ... fuel economy is fantastic easy to drive , looks amazing on the road , real head turner ... love the look and feel of my new ride
Purchased in March 2020 at Toyota Dealers.
Basic but cheap to buy
I've been driving this as a work vehicle for a while including a few long trips. The ride and drive around town is ok. The model I have doesn't have android auto or apple CarPlay. Just a basic unit with poor quality reversing camera. The fuel consumption is high for the performance and size of the vehicle and the CVT is ordinary with no manual mode. I find the seats are very uncomfortable on longer trips. The cargo area is rather shallow and the rear seat is ok if you don't use it. The interior fit and finish is poor, big gaps and sagging bits. Only 1 usb socket in the head unit and 1 12v accessory power in the centre console.
Purchased in November 2019.
It and me were meant to be!
Before I begin, I want to point out a few things. I have read and watched more reviews and articles about Toyota's C-HR than I care to count. They say it is underpowered, and the rear is claustrophobic. And the petrol/2 wheel drive model's fuel consumption can go as high as 8.0L/100km! So with that said allow me to begin. I have recently purchased a 2019 (May built) ex-Toyota executive car. It is the standard 2 wheel drive, 1.2L turbo model with a 6-speed manual gearbox. I was lucky to get this as there were several other people chasing this sa...me car. Anyway, the moment I drove this car I was hooked, seen a lot of them, sat in a lot too, but this was my first drive. The seating position is great, the handling is great and vision is quite good. Yes, the rear quarter "C" pillars are a big blind spot, but be aware of this before you buy. Great seats, great steering and the gear shift is smooth, quick and precise. Better, I think than the current shape (2018 model) Corolla I traded in. It is quite roomy with plenty of storage, beautifully sculptured dash, door trims and centre console. To be fair, the rear doesn't concern me as it will not be used often, and the cool rear handles are fine. The C-HR is a very different looking car whichever way you look at it. It has Japanese/Toyota build quality, and I think the performance is fine (this was one of my main concerns before driving it). It is equipped with an almost useless, space saver spare, but the boot lends itself nicely to some minor alterations, so I suspect fitting a full size spare may work. I will post an update when I get a chance to fit one. The car is fitted with tons of safety tech, more, I think than most at this price point. And I am averaging between 5.8L/100km and 6.2L/100km, with a 6-speed manual model. My model has the standard halogen headlights and normal bulbs for all the other lights except the daytime running lights and fog lights, they are LED's. LED's are brighter, whiter and more energy efficient, but I would hate to have one blow out and replace the entire unit. My car has the older infotainment unit, so no Apple CarPlay or Android auto. That's okay, there is a built in sat nav system, which is what I would want the CarPlay for anyway. It has Bluetooth connectivity, so my music is covered. There is even a CD player built in! I don't find the screen too small. Actually, the overall head unit size is quite unobtrusive. Getting back to those bad "C" pillar blind spots, take a little extra care when reversing. Besides, you do have a reversing camera, cross traffic alert and parking sensors to make life a bit easier. Another complaint I read was about the glovebox button not opening properly, however, I have had no issue there. It works fine! I have taken my car around built up areas and country roads, hilly and windy and the C-HR had no issues at all. Perhaps, I assume, unlike the CVT, it is because you have more control with and when you want to change gears and therefore play with the revs/power a bit more. Well at this point there is not much else to say. I am very, very happy with my purchase. Update: April 7. 2020 I have played around with the fitment of a full size spare, but I have come to the conclusion that it is no longer a major concern for me. I carry two cans of Holts Tyre Weld puncture repair (in the event of a puncture a long way from home) as well as having the space saver. I also carry a small foot pump in the event I need to use the Tyre weld products. I have a full size spare wheel in my garage, so in the event of getting a flat locally, I can use the space saver to get home, then switch over to the full size spare. But, having said all this, the option to modify the back to fit a full spare is still there. Also, I have clocked over 10,000Km thus far, no worries, no issues and yes... Still feeling it! Update: May 19. 2020 They say the C-HR is an urban runabout, and not so great on the open country roads, well I enjoyed a 3 hour drive out to the Gippsland lakes and costal area around Seaspray and I can tell you the C-HR is more than capable to stretch it legs (wheels!) on the open roads. It was a great drive covering well over 300 plus kilometres and the aforementioned 3 hours of continuous driving, from which I achieved an average fuel consumption of no less than 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres! Not bad at all. And may I remind you all that my car is the standard C-HR 1.2L Turbo with the 6-speed manual transmission. I concluded this lovely drive back home without any discomfort, the seats are very supportive and comfortable. I should be fair and also point out some of the cars' short comings. As a lot of people are aware, the large C-pillars, also I have discovered when reversing at night the reversing lights could be brighter and clearer, also I think their position hinders this. And the front fog lights are not overly great in eluminating the road from a driver's perspective. I think it is due to the higher and broader front design. I suspect that is why the current facelift model has the fog lights moved up higher. Otherwise not much else to say at this time except that I am still feeling it!!
Purchased in February 2020 at Patterson Cheney Dandenong.
Toyota CHR a small good car
I have using this car for 6 months. It is a powerful, stylish and economic car. I use it for every day commuting. So far could not find any issue with the car. some people feel clastrophobic while travelling in the rear seats due to the small windows.
Purchased in May 2019 for $37,000.
Had surging and misfiring issues since brand new. Reported to dealer numerous times and am told its normal. Took car for service today and said, can I test a new one. Toyota have finally agreed that my car has a problem. They are trying to find the issue and they cant. I am very upset about the whole situation. I feel like I do not even want the car anymore. Had times when I think the car is going to break down, even on the freeway. I am a Toyota lover and this is the first time I have had a Toyota issue.
Purchased in February 2018 for $41,000.
I absolutely LOVE this car!!! I have a two tone Koba it is White with a Black Roof and looks amazing. Its super smooth to drive especially for long distance drives, I only spend around $60 AUD a fortnight on fuel and I travel around Sydney quite a bit. Its pretty nippy too since its got a turbo engine.
Purchased in August 2019 at Sydney City Toyota for $36,000.
Had this as a loan car. Amazing to drive, comfortable seats, nice interior design, smooth gutsy engine. The only thing I don't like is the rear end look and lack of leg room in the back seats. Good for singles and couples but not a practical family car.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||19" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||4.3 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||4.3 L/100km||6.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||43 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.8L||4 Cylinder 1.2L||4 Cylinder 1.8L||4 Cylinder 1.2L|
|Max Power||90kW @ 5600rpm||85kW @ 5200-5600rpm||90kW @ 5600rpm||85kW @ 5200-5600rpm|
|Max Torque||142Nm @ 3600rpm||185Nm @ 1500-4000rpm||142Nm @ 3600rpm||185Nm @ 1500-4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||600 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||137 mm||137 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2020||Jan 2017||Dec 2020||Dec 2020|
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