2021 Toyota C-HR: A Trim Comparison

2021 Toyota C-HR

Every so often we get a vehicle that looks completely different and new. That vehicle is the Toyota C-HR. It has the tagline of “color outside the lines,” and we can see why. The profile reminds us of a sedan but offers an SUV-like hatchback proportion. There aren’t many things on the road that look quite like it. We’re taking a look at the trims for this model to see what Toyota has to offer.

Honda C-HR Trims

The Honda C-HR proves a comfortable ride no matter which model you buy. There are several different trims to choose from including the all-new Nightshade edition. Read on to learn about each trim and what it has to offer.

2021 Toyota C-HR


With only three trims, the Toyota C-HR has brought simplicity to the car buying process. The base trim is the 2021 Toyota C-HR LE with a starting MSRP of $21,445. It comes with a 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder DOHC engine that’s capable of 144 horsepower and 139 lb.-ft of torque.

While not very powerful, it’s enough power for most drivers. It also allows the C-HR to get up to 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The exterior of the C-HR is certainly unique, but it also has aerodynamic functions. It comes with a rear spoiler and fins that assist in reducing drag.

The exterior features 17-in steel wheels and body-colored door handles. The body-colored outside mirrors also come with turn indicators. On the inside, the C-HR LE comes with Sport fabric-trimmed bucket seats and a urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel.

2021 Toyota C-HR int

For a base trim, it offers a surprising number of features. You’ll get remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, heated outside mirrors, and an infotainment system with 8-inch touch display. On top of this, you’ll get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, a USB port and satellite radio.

Driver assistance features are standard as well such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. New for the year is road sign assist.


Starting at $23,580, the 2021 Toyota C-HR XLE is still affordable. For those with allergies, you’ll be happy to know that the interior cabin uses a dual-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter to keep out pesky particles that could irritate you.

Additionally, the same Sport fabric-trimmed seats from the previous trim are here, but the steering wheel is now leather-trimmed. Other features include proximity keyless entry and push-button start, in addition to more driver assistance features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert – which are not available on the base trim.

2021 Toyota C-HR


The 2021 Toyota C-HR Limited includes all the features found in the C-HR XLE and starts at $26,600. If you’re considering between the two, it’s definitely worth the upgrade. One of the most advanced options is the touch-activated lock and unlock. It works by sensing your keyfob and allowing you to open your vehicle without fiddling around with your keys. This feature also works on the rear hatchback door.

The inside adds comfort by including heated front bucket seats and eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with sport bolsters and power lumbar support. The passenger seat is a six-way adjustable setup with sport bolsters. All seats are also leather-trimmed in the C-HR Limited.

For those looking for more luxurious seats, the Limited adds leather upholstery and heated front seats.

2021 Toyota C-HR

Nightshade Edition

The Nightshade Edition is the new trim for the 2021 model year. It’s basically the same as the XLE but adds black accents to the wheels and door handles. It is available for $24,345.

(Featured image via Toyota)