No door handle is in a regular plaza , no space is a regular shape

Really, though, why do you want a small clas SUV? Whats wrong with a regular pedigree barroom or, for anyone without a big hobby, a hot incubate? Is it like that thing where you do an MA because nobodys amazed by a degree any more, and then you end up knowing a ton about French feminism for no reason? Im not being anti-intellectual. Im not even being anti-SUV. Im just being very slightly sceptical about the Toyota CH-R.

This is the most over-designed vehicle Ive ever come across: the hyphen is fancy with diamond decorations, their own bodies work is lousy with pointy bits , no door administer is in a regular home , no opening is a regular chassis if it can be segmented. Nothing knows why they crave their openings to look like bugs, or why the back end has to be pattern on an 80 s cinema about a running ship( which doesnt dwell; stop Googling ). I guess you could always ask, but that would seem discourteous, like requesting someone if their whisker is meant to be that colour. All of this plays merry carnage with the rear visibility. This was not the car on which to test the overture none truly needs a parking camera; simple smart ballpark assistance( unmelodious, constant beeping) will do just fine.

There is a hybrid alternative, which demonstrates it a brilliance, below 90 g/ km carbon emission, but in the regular 1.2 petrol locomotive that I was driving, the mileage was unremarkable. Its light-headed and zippy, and the guide is trustworthy, but again, if thats the kind of event youre into, why did you buy this kind of vehicle? A Golf will go like shit off a shovel. I guess you might require boot room. There is space in this boot. You wouldnt wishes to put a filing cabinet or a duo of spaniels in it, but you wouldnt be swearing the gods for your second offspring when you went on holiday.

Its pretty quiet and smooth in town, but on the motorway it find thin: theres a lot of ambient gust racket, a little bit of bitch in the higher paraphernaliums; seat and visibility in the back are restricted enough that any journey over half an hour results in passenger claustrophobia.

Seriously, all this for the dignity of being able to step up into the car rather than precisely in, and a slightly higher travel than others on the road, who the hell is laughing at you anyway because of your spoiler. Id rather choose simple-minded, humble and low-slung. Small, budget-ish SUVs are ugly by nature( oh my God, the Nissan Juke !) but this one makes a feature of it.

Toyota CH-R: in numbers


Price 27,705
Top speeding 118 mph
Acceleration 0 to 62 mph in 10. 9 seconds
CO2 releases 136 g/ km
Combined mileage 47.1 mpg
Cool rating 4/10
Eco rating 7/10


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