Comparison - Toyota C-HR Hybrid 2017 - vs - Kia Niro Hybrid 2017

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$32,500
Converted from UK Pound
Updated: 
28 Dec 2016
$25,000
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.56gals
11.88gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Decuma Grey with Black roof
#757575
White Pearl with Black roof
#DBDBDB
Nebula Blue with Black roof
#1D50AA
Metal Stream with Black roof
#AEABAC
Color: 
Clear White
#F8F8F8
Temptation Red
#6E1420
Graphite dark grey
#686870
Midnight Black
#060608
White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Ocean Blue
#007C8F
Platinum
#585856
blue
#13387F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The European small SUV segment has exploded in the last few years, and Toyota has launched the C-HR to steal more sales from its rivals. It's designed the new C-HR with Europe in mind, which is why Toyota has taken a radical new styling direction compared to its worthy other offerings.

The name C-HR stands for Coupe-High Rider, and the styling suits the name, with rakish lines more in-keeping with models like the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe than conventional crossovers.

Under the skin the C-HR uses the Toyota New Global Architecture. This also underpins the current Prius hybrid and helps deliver composed handling and a comfortable ride. The choice of a punchy turbo petrol or frugal hybrid means everyone is catered for, but the former is definitely more fun to drive.

Crucially for this image conscious class, Toyota has worked hard to deliver a distinctive interior. There are plenty of high-grade materials, and a decent tally of kit, while the layout is good and features plenty of bright colours.

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Externally, the C-HR is similar in size to a Nissan Qashqai, which means you get a decent sized boot and reasonable head and legroom. The small back windows do make the rear claustrophobic, however.

Pro:
Head-turning looks, smart cabin, great ride and handling

Cons:
Thrashy hybrid power delivery, claustrophobic rear seats, no diesel

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

There's no doubt about it, the C-HR is a very welcome addition to the small crossover class. The looks will polarise, the infotainment is average and the engine is eager but needs a little extra poke, yet the well-equipped, edgy and comfortable Toyota brings a lot to the table we like.
Toyota has taken its time producing a proper rival to the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, but the new C-HR delivers the goods
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Indeed, the only thing that that will save Mazda, Honda and others from sweating bullets over potential lost sales are the supply restrictions that are keeping Toyota Australia's order books to 6000 units for all of 2017.

Do what we'd do and buy the base car, choose some nicer alloys, and save a few grand.

Pro:
Genuinely interesting design
Standard equipment levels
Balanced new chassis
Good refinement and comfort
Improved service intervals

Cons:
Small infotainment screen
No CarPlay/Android Auto
Engine acceptable, but nothing more
Koba spec a little expensive
Short supply spells waiting list

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Wow, you won’t mistake the Toyota C-HR for anything else.

Nope. When we first saw it at motor shows, the C-HR made a big impression. Now we have reviewed it on the road, we can say this small Toyota crossover sure keeps its impact among traffic.

Actually it’s not as small as you might think. It might look like a Juke rival in photos, but it’s more the size of a Qashqai. But it’s not a family car, because interior space is compromised by the eye-socking looks. So you end up with something that could sit on the same shopping list as a Fiat 500X or the new Audi Q2.

I’m guessing it’s a coupe version of the RAV4 then?

No way. The RAV4 is bigger again. But the main thing is, the C-HR is mechanically all-new.

By: 
topgear.com

It's no secret that Americans don't buy hatchbacks and station wagons en masse anymore. But the last two decades have revealed that people really like them if they ride a bit higher, have optional all-wheel drive and look more like an SUV — i.e., a crossover. The outrageously successful Toyota RAV4 is a prime example, and now Toyota is hoping you'll have a similar affinity toward the all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR.

The C-HR is smaller and more affordable than the RAV4. In fact, it was originally developed for Toyota's now-defunct Scion brand, which largely explains the C-HR's flamboyant styling and sporty handling. These two key attributes, along with the extensive list of standard safety features, are the main reasons to consider the C-HR in our opinion.

pros

Sporty handling makes it fun to zip around turns
Comes standard with plenty of features, including advanced safety
Swoopy styling helps it stand out

cons

Unlike on most rivals, all-wheel drive isn't available
Can seem slow when accelerating to highway speeds
Navigation, satellite radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto not offered

By: 
edmunds.com

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is classified as a compact hybrid crossover SUV, though it really functions more like a hatchback. Your view of the road is marginally higher because of the Niro's elevated stance, but Kia doesn't offer the Niro with all-wheel drive, so don't expect to be a snow-busting trailblazer in bad weather. The Niro's core appeal comes from its traditional exterior design (no "hybrid!" shouting here) as well as a new powertrain that is capable of returning up to an EPA-estimated 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Pros:
Impressive fuel economy from the base trim model
Six-speed transmission shifts like a conventional car's
One of the more affordable hybrids in the segment
Batteries are hidden under the rear seat and don't affect cargo space

Cons:
All-wheel drive isn't offered despite the crossover styling
Smaller cargo space compared to some rival models
The Niro's Touring trim sacrifices some fuel efficiency

By: 
edmunds.com

By calling it a crossover, the Korean brand also wants to get in the minds of the consumer wanting more utility. We all know crossover sales are booming, and part of their likeability is their higher ride height and boxy, useable interior space. But after spending a full day driving the Niro in Texas Hill Country, the question stuck in my head was whether it is really a crossover. The Niro is just 3.3 inches taller and has the same ground clearance as the Hyundai Ioniq, which it shares its platform with. And in terms of passenger volume, the Niro has only a small advantage, encasing 97.1 cubic feet versus the Ioniq’s 96.2 cubic feet. Although its two-box design might help its case for being a crossover, I suspect most will just see it as a lifted hatchback.

By: 
motortrend.com

You shouldn’t have any nasty surprises, either. Kia was rated as above average in our most recent reliability survey and the Niro also gets a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty – a class-leading feature.

Pros:
Low CO2 emissions
Spacious interior
Long warranty

Cons:
More conventional rivals are cheaper
Not much fun to drive
Firm low speed ride

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
54.00mpg
51.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
56.00mpg
49.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Base Engine Size/Displacement : 
1.80
1.60
Torque: 
120ft-lbs
4 300
195ft-lbs
4 000
Horsepower: 
122hp
6 600rpm
139hp
5 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Multimedia switches,Telephone switch on steering wheel
Rack and pinion, electric motor assist
More in Convenience: 
Rain sensing wipers
Electric park brake button
Reverse sensors
Illuminated entry system
Front 12V power outlet
4.2" Coloured TFT screen for multi-information display
ECO-driving Indicator
Hybrid System Indicator
Front, Lid on front console box
Slow-opening lower, Single compartment glovebox
Shopping bag hooks
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Leather Trimmed Gearshift
High Gloss White Lower Console Trim
High Gloss White Door Insert Trim
Metallic Finish Centre Fascia Trim
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
Front & Rear Centre Armrests
Stainless Steel Door Scuff Plates
Chrome Coated Interior Door Handles
Light Grey Headlining
Heated Steering Wheel
Satin Chrome Inside Door Handles

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.25in
171.50in
Width: 
70.60in
70.90in
Height: 
61.00in
60.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
5.90in
Front Track: 
60.70in
61.20in
Rear Track: 
60.70in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
103.93in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
53.10in
53.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.80in
56.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.20
Rear Hip Room: 
47.40in
49.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.30in
37.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.30cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4 067.00lbs
3 498.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Electrical retractable side mirrors
Smart Entry & Push-button Start System
Auto folding door mirrors
Driver’s Wide View Door Mirror
Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators
LED Rear Tail Lights

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Manually height-adjustable driver seat
Power-adjustable lumbar support on driver seat
Heated driver & front passenger seats
60:40 split-folding rear seats
Driver’s Seat Height Adjuster
Stone Grey Leather Upholstery
8-way Driver’s Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Driver Power Memory Seat & Memory Mirror Function
Heated Front Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Driver’s Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Heated Outer Rear Seats
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
leather seat trim

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front independent suspension
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension Info: 
Front and rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Follow-me-home headlights, Auto Headlights
Power-adjustable door mirrors, Heated door mirrors, Auto folding door mirrors
Smart Entry & Push-button Start System
Lane Departure Alert switch on steering wheel
Electric Power Steering
Auto up & down function on all power windows
Rear Ventilation Duct

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
4 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB , wifi, bluetooth Aux-in connection
Speed sensitive volume control
160 watts stereo output
Toyota Touch® 2 multimedia system, Navigation system
8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
Shark Fin Antenna
USB port in centre console (Fast Charge)
Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
8” Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
Android Auto Connectivity
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)
4.2” Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Honeycomb lower front grille
LED front light guide
Rear spoiler
Privacy glass on rear windows
Shark-fin antenna
Matt Black Colour Radiator Grille
Body Coloured / High Gloss door mirror
Chrome Coated Exterior Door Handles
Roof Rails
Rear Spoiler
Solar Glass
Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
Metallic Paint
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
7.0 x 18
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
4-wheel disc
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
4-wheel disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Control, Road Sign Assist
Adjustable Speed Limiter (ASL)
Automatic High Beam, LED headlights, Automatic headlight levelling
Rear combination lights (LED type)
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM),
Turning signal integrated in door mirrors
Motion sensor alarm
Brake Assist (BA)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Simple Intelligent Parking Assist (Simple IPA)
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags - 7 airbags
Driver & front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) seats
Regenerative braking
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC
Bi-Xenon Headlights
Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality
Automatic Headlight Control
Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function
Locking Wheel Nuts
Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Advanced Anti-Theft System including Immobiliser & Alarm
Grab-type Exterior Door Handles
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings
Knee Airbag (Driver)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Twin Front Airbags

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Full Black Leather
#5E6263
Dynamic Fabric
#35394E
Color: 
grey
#90959B
black
#383C3F