Comparison - Toyota CHR 2018 - vs - Kia Niro Hybrid 2017

General

Videos:
Toyota CHR USA Intelligent Safety Features
2018 Toyota C-HR: Start Up, Test Drive and Review
2018 Toyota C-HR - Review and Road Test
Toyota C-HR 2018 USA - Full review
2017 Toyota C-HR Review - in Japan
Toyota C-HR 2017 Review - commercial intro
2018 Toyota C-HR Walkaround & Features by Toyota
2017 Toyota C-HR - Crash Test
2017 KIA Niro Hybrid: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Kia Niro 4K first drive 2016 review - Car Keys
Kia Niro hybrid SUV full review - Carbuyer
Drive and Review: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid on Everyman Driver
2017 Kia Niro crash test by Youcar
Kia Niro 4K first drive 2016 review - Car Keys
2017 KIA Niro Hybrid: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Kia Niro 2017 movie commercial
Other Names:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$25,000
Updated: 
06 Apr 2017
$25,000
Updated: 
14 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
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: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
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
Black mica
#3E4B51
Blue metallic
#0075BA
Dark brown mica metallic
#9D5D37
Metal stream metallic
#BFC0C2
#43BFBD
Radiant green metallic
Sensual red mica
#C03A55
White pearl crystal shine
#DBDDDC
Yellow
#F5B83B
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: 

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

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

Although Scion was snuffed out last year, the spirit of the entry-level brand lives on in Toyota models like the new C-HR subcompact SUV crossover. Although the C-HR was originally destined to wear a Scion badge in the States, it was a relatively painless process for Toyota to pivot and bring the funky crossover in as a Toyota. (The C-HR was already slated to be sold as a Toyota in overseas markets.) With vehicles such as the Nissan Juke, the Kia Soul, and the similarly sized Honda HR-V maintaining steady sales, it was critical that Toyota field a subcompact crossover in the United States.

Highs:
Surprisingly spacious and quiet interior, well-damped chassis.

Lows:
No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or navigation; CVT is a bummer; slower than it should be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The C-HR comes out with bold styling, although that approach is not uncommon in the compact SUV market.

Although the strong design of the C-HR invites comparisons to the Nissan Juke, folks I talked to thought the Toyota didn't look quite as goofy.

The C-HR may look like the automotive equivalent of gauged ear lobes, but the dashboard electronics feel a little more like Grandpa's clock radio.

Although the 2-liter engine isn't overly powerful, the C-HR exhibits solid driving dynamics.

The big bonus for C-HR comes from Toyota's decision to equip all its cars with its Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance package, a collection of safety features using camera and radar to automatically brake before a collision and warn drivers of lane drifting. On top of that standard package, the C-HR also incorporates standard adaptive cruise control, which automatically matches the speed of slower traffic ahead, and can bring the car to a complete stop.

The emphasis on safety tech, and the lack of modern dashboard electronics, belies the youth-orientation of the C-HR. Its looks may be risky, but the driving experience certainly is not. And given that youthful buyers may need parental help for financing, Toyota may have hit on the perfect combination of youth and responsibility.

By: 
cnet.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: 
27.00mpg
51.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
49.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Base Engine Size/Displacement : 
2.00
1.60
Torque: 
139ft-lbs
3 900
195ft-lbs
4 000
Horsepower: 
144hp
6 100rpm
139hp
5 700rpm
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: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Rack and pinion, electric motor assist
More in Convenience: 
Interior Air Filtration
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 Steering Wheel
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: 
171.20in
171.50in
Width: 
70.70in
70.90in
Height: 
61.60in
60.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
5.90in
Front Track: 
60.70in
61.20in
Rear Track: 
60.70in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
53.00in
53.20in
Front Leg Room: 
43.50in
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
49.00in
56.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.20
Rear Hip Room: 
48.00in
49.30in
Rear leg room: 
31.70in
37.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.50in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
36.40cu.ft
49.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.00cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.80degrees
17.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
38.00degrees
29.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3 300.00lbs
3 498.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Smart Entry & Push-button Start System
Heated 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: 
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
60:40 split-folding rear seats
Cloth
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
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 stabilizer bar
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Keyless Ignition
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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
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

Options

Exterior Options: 
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Removable Cross Bars
Special Paint
Rear Bumper Protector
Aurora Black Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Cross Bars
Interior Options: 
Door Sill Protectors
Key Finder
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Liner
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats
Carpet Cargo Mat
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Universal Tablet Holder
Carpet Floor Mats/Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Aluminum Door Scuff Plate
Cargo Tray Seat Back
Cargo Cover
Cargo Mat

Colors

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

The Toyota C-HR is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Toyota. The production of the C-HR started in November 2016, and was launched in Japan on 14 December 2016, and in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America in early 2017. It succeeds the North American market Matrix and Scion xD, the Japanese market XA30 RAV4, Daihatsu Terios-based Rush, and the European market Urban Cruiser. The name C-HR stands for Compact High Rider.

Two version in USA XLE and XLE premium both have 2.0 engine.

Toyota C-HR 1.8 hybrid. The production version of the C-HR was unveiled at the March 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The North American production version was also unveiled at the November 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Indonesian production version will be unveiled at the April 2017 Indonesia International Motor Show.