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BabyDrive Verdict

The C-HR I’m sure wasn’t designed with family use in mind! It oozes single young male driver and its contours and lack of storage make it completely impractical as a family car!

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So how would it rank as a sporty little second car, maybe not the main family get about but as a pop the kids in for drop-offs on the odd occasion or if you only have one bub and are not quite ready to give it all for boot space and practicality!!

Interested to see how the C-HR would fare we put it through its paces for a week to see how it would measure up!

Well, it definitely measured up small!! Lacking in storage and space and the ability to sit two fully grown adults in the front and a rear facing child seat behind!

It was very easy to park with a good, clear and wide view reversing camera which is needed with the lack of visibility out of the back! Whilst discussing visibility the rear side windows are shaped up at the back so that rear-facing children will not be able to see out of the side windows and there is a claustrophobic feel to the inside of the cab.

There is ISOFix in both the outer rear seats and top tether across all three rear seat backs I found I could fit two child seats into the C-HR. I installed the Mountain Buggy Protect infant capsule and the Infasecure Kompressor4 both rear facing in the outer seats.

The boot is not very deep at all, making its capacity small and impractical. I could only just get the boot closed with the Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle stroller in there and three shopping bags!

Storage in the cabin was impractically sized too! Everything was just smaller than you'd like for a family car! But one great BabyDrive feature is the door bottle holders.

I had a couple of scary experiences driving the C-HR when the brakes slammed on because a car was turning right beside me, I had a similar experience in the Audi Q2, and there is a considerable delay when pulling out of junctions too.

The C-HR is a beepy little car too with very little options for turning them down or off!

The media system does not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and I did not find it easy to connect my phone to.

This is perhaps one for when the kids are out of their rear facing child seats, nappies and strollers and you do not need legroom or to cart so much equipment around with you!

The C-HR scored a five star ANCAP safety rating.

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