The segment of small crossover is full of funky designs, which is one of the main tools to attract buyers in this class. However, the C-HR still stands out with one of the most amazing designs we’ve seen in years. The current generation was introduced back in 2016 in it is still one of the best-looking models in the class, despite much younger competition. Of course, rumors about the redesign circulate, while we also saw various digital renders that show a completely new design. However, the officials are still quiet, so we presume that the current model could remain in production for some more time. Most likely, the 2024 Toyota C-HR will be the final model year of the current generation.
Therefore, we don’t expect to see any significant changes. Most likely, this will be a typical carryover model, with a familiar design and features. It will continue to deliver not just attractive styling, but also engaging handling, lots of standard equipment and a decent infotainment system. On the other hand, the main complaints go to things like bad sound insulation, underwhelming engine etc.
We expect to see the 2024 Toyota C-HR sometime in the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Toyota C-HR Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this should be a typical carryover model. We definitely don’t expect to see any bigger changes, as the current model already looks pretty amazing. It was introduced in 2016 and slightly updated in 2019 but still looks great. We won’t exclude the possibility to see minor updates like new color options but anything more than that would be a real surprise.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle definitely won’t change. We are about to see a familiar layout, based on the TNGA platform, which offers a pretty engaging ride. The handling is precise and the vehicle feels composed. However, the ride may feel too firm to some.
No changes are expected on the inside, so the 2024 Toyota C-HR should continue to deliver a design that combines attractive aesthetics and nice materials. The dashboard is highlighted by a large touchscreen, while most areas feature quality materials. Everything feels well put together and the overall quality seems pretty good for the segment. On the other hand, the main complaint goes to sound insulation, as there is a lot of road and wind noise at higher speeds.
The front seats are spacious and comfortable, while the driving position is good. The rear seats are spacious enough to accommodate two adults. On the other hand, rearward visibility is poor, while the cargo area is among the smallest in the class. You may count on no more than 19.1 cubic feet behind the second row and 37 cubic feet of the total cargo space.
Once again, it’s hard to expect bigger changes. Most things should remain the same as in the current model, which already feels equipped fairly well. Base models are equipped with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The same thing is with safety features, where base models already come fully loaded. There are goodies like lane trace assist, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rearview camera, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
2024 Toyota C-HR Engine
Unfortunately, the 2024 Toyota C-HR will continue with just one engine on offer. While versions for other markets are available with a couple of hybrid variants, the North American model comes only with a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four, which is good for about 144 horsepower. The engine comes coupled with a CVT and the overall performance feels underwhelming. The acceleration is weak, while the CVT makes the engine too loud when pushed hard.
The fuel economy is pretty decent for a small SUV. You may count on about 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
2024 Toyota C-HR Release Date and Price