Comparison Tests

Head to Head: Toyota C-HR Vs Honda HR-V

What’s the boot space like?

The HR-V is massive inside and the boot space is a class-squishing 437 litres, with the easiest-to-remove cargo cover you’ve ever come across. The rear seats are based on the Jazz’s Magic Seat system, meaning the squabs flip up, leaving space for a dog to join you in the cabin or specific loads like…er…ficus plants…to stand vertical. You can also tip the backs foward for big, happy load space. The spare is a space saver and hides beneath the boot floor.

The C-HR (below) has…not so much. The 60/40 split seats add considerably to the mid-pack figure of 377 litres (also bested by the Qashqai and ASX) and the space is maxed-out by a space-saver spare right up the range. The chunky tailgate lifts open reasonably wide and when the seats are folded flat, the load space is step-free. A cargo blind is standard but hardly needed as the glass almost meats the top of the rear seats.

The winner here, if you hadn’t already worked it out, is the HR-V.

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4 years ago

I had another look at C-HR this week – that back seat is ridiculous – it’s a 2 seater really.

Unless you have only 2 people and never want to carry enemies in the back seat – you’d never put friends there, and children would be car-sick in no-time, the HR-V is the only option you could consider (of these 2).

4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

I did sit in the read seats and it’s nothing as you said.
I’ll buy the C-HR if it’s a hybrid like in Europe.

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