The all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR (Coupe High-Rider) represents a leap forward in design, manufacturing, and engineering for Toyota. The vehicle comes equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P). This multi-feature advanced active safety suite bundles cutting-edge active safety technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function (PCS w/PD) featuring forward collision warning and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). The C-HR is the only competitor in the segment to offer standard Full-Speed DRCC.
Complementing TSS-P are 10 standard airbags, standard Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and rear backup camera, as well as available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which are only available on the XLE Premium grade.
The passenger compartment of the C-HR remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Toyota showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the full-width frontal impact, protection of the driver and rear passenger small female dummies was good apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate. In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, the C-HR scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. Likewise, for whiplash protection in the event of a rear end collision, tests on the front seat and a geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated good protection. The C-HR has, as standard equipment, Toyota Safety Sense, which includes the "Pre-Collision System". This autonomous emergency braking system scored maximum points in tests of its performance at low, city speeds, with collisions being avoided at all test speeds.
In the frontal offset test, dummy readings of neck tension in the 10 year dummy and chest deceleration in the 6 year dummy indicated a marginal level of protection. Otherwise, protection was rated as adequate or good. In the side barrier test, maximum points were scored, with good protection of all critical body regions. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver and the system was rewarded. All of the child restraints for which the C-HR is designed could be properly installed and accommodated by the car, except in the rear centre seating position.
Tests of the protection offered by the bonnet to the head of a struck pedestrian showed good or adequate results in most locations. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs at all test locations. Protection of the pelvis area was good in places but poor in others. The Pre-Collision System includes pedestrian detection and the system, part of Toyota Safety Sense, showed good performance in Euro NCAP's tests. At low speeds, collision with the pedestrian target was avoided in all test scenarios and, at higher speeds, the impact was avoided or mitigated in most situations.
Tests of the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (part of Toyota Safety Sense) at highway speeds revealed good performance. When approaching a slower-moving car, collision was avoided at all test speeds. Approaching a stationary car, or a decelerating car, collision was avoided in most cases and mitigated in others. The C-HR also has, as standard, a lane assistance system, as is a seatbelt reminder for the front and rear seating positions. A driver-set speed limiter is standard equipment and its score is included in this rating. A camera-based speed limitation information function is available as an option as part of Toyota Safety Sense and the additional points for this functionality are not included here.