Toyota blurs the lines between the hatchback and subcompact SUV segments with the C-HR (aka Coupe High-Rider). Once we got past the C-HR's avant-garde styling, we found that this Toyota drives decently, but it has a few glaring faults that may take it out of contention for potential buyers.
First off, the C-HR isn't available with all-wheel drive as are its Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Subaru Crosstrek competitors, making it more car than SUV. Second, it is abnormally slow with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of more than 11 seconds. And third, the Toyota's rear and side visibility are horrendous.
Other than that, the C-HR delivers a decent driving experience. The agreeable ride skews firm and handling is quite nimble, making the C-HR enjoyable to drive. The engine and continuously variable transmission form an unobtrusive combination during everyday driving. Any attempt to spur it into a gallop, however, results in a cacophony of unpleasant engine noise and rather embarrassing acceleration. Unusually pronounced wind noise on the highway also hurts it. At least it gets a very good 29 mpg overall.