The expressively styled Toyota C-HR combines its dramatic look with the hatchback shape and the ride height of the crossover SUVs. This popular model also provides sporty handling and plenty of standard features. It is smaller and cheaper alternative for the US best-selling Toyota RAV4.
The CH-R arrived in the US for the 2018 model year. The model will soon appear in the form of the 2019 Toyota C-HR but it isn’t expected to bring much new. The C-HR offers the standard suite of active-driver aids but doesn’t come with the four-wheel drive option. The model would also be more appealing with more potent engine option but no signs Toyota will bring it for the 2019 model year. However, Toyota could add the new trim options.
2019 Toyota C-HR: Design
The look is definitely what stands out this subcompact crossover SUV. With the concept-like body sculpting, this model should appeal to the younger buyers. It has sharp, swept-back headlights and swollen fenders. The hood creases and dynamic lines on side panels also provide sharper style. The sloped roofline and rear spoiler also add a sporty flair. The model also has angular rear side sheet metal and boomerang-style taillights.
The 2019 Toyota C-HR will continue in the same style but Toyota could add new trim options and additional exterior details as well as the new color and wheel combinations.
Inside the cabin, the C-HR offers more space that it might be expected from the outside perspective. Adults can sit comfortably in front and rear seats but tall people will have a problem with the sloping roofline.
The C-HR also has simple and attractive dash design with the driver-oriented center stack. The quality of materials is also above the class expectations. Toyota also offers rich equipment from the base version and new trim option could appear for the upcoming model year.
The base model will ride on 18-inch wheels and include automatic headlights and LED DRLs. The 7-inch touchscreen and six speakers will also be there by default. Toyota will also equip all C-HRs with the active safety suite. The mode will rely on the lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, etc.
2019 Toyota C-HR: Powertrain
The C-HR can be hand with different engine options in the markets outside the US. However, there are no signs that buyers in the US will get the turbocharged or other option. The 2019 Toyota C-HR will also likely continue to offer the front-wheel drive only.
The C-HR gets power from the 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which routes the power to the front wheels via the continuously variable transmission. The engine powers this crossover with 144 horsepower and makes 139 pound-feet of twist. The fuel economy will stay on the current level with 29 mpg combined.
2019 Toyota C-HR: Arrival, Price
The price of the 2019 Toyota C-HR will remain around $22, 500. The new model year version will appear this spring.