The Toyota C-HR has been the all-new for the 2018 model year and it instantly draws our attention with its charming and unique styling. Besides that, it offers well-designed and functional interior, good handling and a bunch of advanced features. This small hatchback is labeled as the crossover SUV although it is not available with all-wheel drive configuration. The Company is about to reveal the newest 2019 Toyota C-HR. But since, it is still new and fresh and represents the second model year it is most likely that it won’t bring any changes.
The Toyota C-HR is available in only two trim levels which include XLE and XLE Premium versions. Its main competitors will be Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Jeep Compass, and Nissan Juke which are mostly available with an all-wheel drive system, unlike the C-HR. However, we assume that it shouldn’t be a problem since it has many other things to offer. Because of its interesting and modern design, it will probably be very popular among younger buyers. Unfortunately, the C-HR features only one engine choice under its hood, it is slow and its fuel efficiency is not impressive at all.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota C-HR
Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota C-HR will be placed the same engine which powers the current model. It is a 2.0-liter inline-4 which is able to deliver 144 horses and the torque of 139 pound-feet. This engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission and the rear-wheel drive system is standard. When it comes to the fuel economy, it gets 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Toyota C-HR won’t feature any changes in styling since it is the second model year and still fresh. It is recognizable by its sharp lines, curves, and angular design which would either like it or not. Unlike the other models made by the famous Japanese carmaker which are rather more conservative, the Toyota C-HR is more unusual, unique and expressive. However, looking from every angle, the C-HR looks quite attractive and handsome. Furthermore, it rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels.
Although the 2019 Toyota C-HR is not a large vehicle, still it has a sufficiently roomy cabin. It is able to welcome up to five passengers. The front seats are highly comfortable and supportive and offer plenty of room. As well, the space for the rear-seat passengers is enough roomy too. As for the cargo space, it offers the room of 19 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded down, it has the room of 32.4 cubes. The quality of the materials is satisfying also.
The standard equipment includes a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, audio system, dual-zone climate control, USB, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, 10 airbags, hill-start assist and so on. The XLE Premium will add heated front seats, a keyless ignition and blind-spot monitors, but the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity won’t be offered.
Release date and price
There isn’t any official information when the 2019 Toyota C-HR should go on sale, but it should be sometime during this year. There won’t be any surprises when it comes to the pricing too. It will most likely be in a range from $23,500 to $25,500.