With no conventional combustion engined model propping up the range (the 1.2-litre turbo was dropped some time ago), entry to the C-HR club is more costly than many rivals.
That said, the £26,890 starting price for an Icon-spec looks like decent but not outstanding value when you consider the generous amount of standard kit available.
As for economy, that is something the C-HR can be good at. On our fairly gentle touring economy test, it got within a hair’s breadth of 60mpg – better than pure petrol rivals that we’ve tested.
Changes to official testing methods in the form of WLTP have meant hybrids don’t look quite as clean on paper as they did. Even so, the 110gkm delivered by the 1.8-litre Icon model is lower than many equivalent and similarly powerful petrol rivals, while the 181bhp 2.0-litre emits only another 10g/km on top of this figure.
Although there are levels at which the C-HR’s generous kit count does make it look a bit pricey, the low CO2 emissions of the hybrid model should help to compensate for company car tax-paying fleet drivers (although not by as much as you’d think), and for those buying on a PCP, strong residual value forecasts should keep monthly costs sensible.