Distinctive style inside and out; abundant standard features including accident avoidance tech; well-made cabin; sporty handling; Toyota reliability reputation
Terrible visibility; cramped and claustrophobic back seat; slow acceleration; not much cargo space; no AWD option
Take a really long test drive in the Toyota C-HR. Pay attention to its visibility, its limited cargo space and its acceleration, because they could ultimately drive you nuts in the long run. Basically, don't be seduced by the C-HR's styling without being fully aware of its foibles. Of the three trim levels, we most recommend the XLE. Find a Toyota C-HR for sale
The 2019 Toyota C-HR is available in LE, XLE and Limited trim levels.
The base LE ($20,995) comes standard with 17-in steel wheels, automatic headlights and highbeams, LED running lights, forward-collision warning and automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, height-adjustable front seats, a 60/40-split folding back seat, cloth upholstery, auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-in touchscreen interface, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, an auxiliary audio jack and a 6-speaker sound system.
The XLE ($23,030) adds 18-in alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist systems, proximity entry and push-button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. An upgraded infotainment system is optional and it includes satellite and HD radios, in-car Wi-Fi, and Safety Connect emergency communications.
The Limited ($26,050) adds LED foglights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver seat power lumbar adjustment and the upgraded infotainment system. It can be further upgraded with integrated navigation. An upholstery consisting of brown fabric and leather is an exclusive option.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2019 Hyundai Kona -- The Kona is also surprisingly sharp and even fun to drive, but unlike the C-HR, offers an engine worthy of such fun. It's also a bit more practical, although it pales in comparison to the next two options in that regard. Watch how much you can fit in its cargo area.
2019 Honda HR-V -- The HR-V is the cargo-carrying champ of this segment. Not only does it have the most space, but its flipping and folding back seat yield the most versatility. Like the C-HR, the HR-V suffers for its slow acceleration and CVT, but it's at least offered with AWD. Watch what is new for the 2019 HR-V.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek -- Whereas the C-HR is front--wheel drive only, the Crosstrek is AWD only. It also has substantially more ground clearance and a more rugged character, which results in a car better suited to those who intend to leave the city. Watch how much you can fit in its cargo area and read what it was like to live with our long-term Crosstrek.
2019 Kia Soul -- If AWD isn't important to you, then the Soul is definitely worth a look. It too boasts distinctive styling and generous feature content, but its lower price, stronger performance and considerably larger cabin may be appealing.
2019 Nissan Kicks -- Imagine the C-HR, but instead of crazy styling and a cramped interior, you get frumpy styling and a gigantic interior. Oh, and a cheap price. That's pretty much the Kicks. Watch how much you can fit in its cargo area.