2019 Toyota C-HR

MSRP $21,145

Ranked #8 in Subcompact Suv

6.8

Overall Rating

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2019 Toyota C-HR Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 15, 2021

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Crossovers are becoming very popular in today’s time and Toyota decided to enter this market with the C-HR that would directly compete with the top guns in the Crossover class. Introduced in the year 2018, it is a crossover SUV with its unique design and features and was sold quickly as soon as it was launched.

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Pros

Incredible handling

A lot of standard safety tech 

Jaw-dropping styling 

Cons

No AWD option

Sluggish acceleration

Poor cargo capacity 

What's New?

Gets new trim levels 

Changes in the standard features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21145

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

139 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

continuously variable speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.9 in.

length

171.2 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

61.6 in.

curb weight

3300 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

83.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

36.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

1322 lbs.

payload capacity

835 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

11 sec.

zero to 100 mph

33.8 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

11.8

standing 1/4-mile

18.4 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

174 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/29/31 mpg

highway range

452.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LE$21,145 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Toyota C-HR in Black Sand Pearl color
Black Sand Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

6.5

Engine and Performance

6.4

Fuel Economy

8.4

Interior

6.6

Exterior

5.4

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.5

6.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.8

Overall Rating


This year it is virtually unchanged but it does come with new trim levels and a revision in the standard equipment. The Toyota C-HR has tried to make the 2019 model better than the previous years offering to expand its sales. The main competitors of the 2019 Toyota C-HR are the Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Kona, and Honda HR-V. Can the Toyota C-HR stand out as the top Crossover for 2019 in the US?


6.4/10
Engine and Performance

8.4/10
Fuel Economy

6.6/10
Interior

5.4/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

6.5/10
Competition


2019 Toyota C-HR Features

The Toyota C-HR is available in three trims mainly known as LE, XLE, and Limited. The LE was slotted in for the 2019 model year to be competitive on the price front, while also being well-equipped for the class. A jump to XLE adds in various amenities and gives a safety upgrade as well. The Limited is the range-topper and comes with the best features from Toyota’s stable. 

Trim

LE

XLE

Limited

MSRP 

$20,945

$22,990

$26,000

Key Features

17-inch steel wheels

Same as LE with additional features

Same as XLE with additional features

 

LED DRLs

18-inch alloy wheels

Fog lights

 

Heated mirrors

Keyless ignition and entry

Leather upholstery

 

Keyless entry

Power-folding mirrors

Driver two-way power lumbar adjustment

 

Rear spoiler

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Heated front seats

 

Adjustable driving modes

Rear cross-traffic alert

Wi-Fi hotspot

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Blind-spot warning

Upgraded infotainment system

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

The optional upgraded infotainment system

Satellite radio

 

Height-adjustable front seats

 

Remote vehicle controls

 

Cloth upholstery

 

Navigation

Since the C-HR is already very well-equipped from the get-go, it doesn’t have a lot of options on the table. But for what it's worth, the Base can be equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels for $365, whereas the other trims get an Audio Plus package that adds an upgraded infotainment system along with an upgraded 8-speaker set up along with other infotainment features.

Which trim should you buy?

We recommend you to go for the base LE trim as it has tons of new features especially at a family-friendly price not exceeding over $20,945 and hence proving more value than the other trims. However, if the price is not a concern then you can always go for the top trim as you will get the maximum offering from the 2019 Toyota C-HR.

2019 Toyota C-HR Engine and Performance

6.4/10

The 2019 Toyota C-HR is available in only one engine option. It will carry a 2.0L Inline - 4 cylinder engine with 144 horsepower at 6100 RPM and 139 lb-ft of torque at 3900 RPM which is a bit low but decent enough. It gets a CVT transmission with Overdrive and auto-manual. This setup together helps this car to accelerate from 0-60 in 11.0 seconds and a quarter-mile in 18.4 seconds which is not great but enough for a family. 

Models 

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Subaru Crosstrek 

2019 Hyundai Kona 

2019 Honda HR-V 

MSRP

$20,945

$21,859

$19,500

$20,520

Engine

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Flat-Four

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

1.8L Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain 

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission 

CVT

CVT

6-speed automatic

CVT

Power

144 hp @ 6,100 RPM

152 hp @ 6,000 RPM

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM

141 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

139 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

127 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

11.0

9.0

10.0

9.3

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

18.4

16.9

17.3

16.8

The Subaru Crosstrek has better performance than its rivals as it tops the 0-60 and the quarter-mile list, whereas the Toyota C-HR Limited comes last on this list. The Toyota C-HR has more torque which helps you to overtake on the highway, but the acceleration remains dismal.

How well does the 2019 Toyota C-HR handle?

This is one of the best selling points of the 2019 Toyota C-HR. In city conditions, the suspension is very good and the occupants hardly feel the irregularities of the road. The CVT transmission is effortless at low speeds and cruising around isn’t an issue for this gearbox. The cabin is very silent and the drive feels serene, while the engine does a fantastic job of being smooth and providing linear acceleration. The turning circle is rather short which helps in maneuvering around the city and in making effortless U-turns. 

On the highway, the engine is very punchy and the response is rather instant. The CVT does make a whining noise because it holds the gears at constant revs to extract maximum power, or whatever of it is available. On a twisty road, the C-HR holds its poise well and doesn’t roll about much in corners, and has enough grip to stick to the corners well enough. 

2019 Toyota C-HR Braking Performance

The 2019 Toyota C-HR uses the same brakes as that in the 2018 model year. It is decent when it comes to its braking power. It comes with disc brakes and abs on all four wheels. The rotors used are averagely sized with 11.8-inch in the front and 11.1-inch towards the rear. The only thing that causes a disadvantage is its curb weight of 3300 lbs that makes it one of the heaviest cars in the class and takes a long time to come to a halt. The braking is rather jerky but the strong bite ensures good stopping power. 

Models 

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Subaru Crosstrek 

2019 Hyundai Kona 

2019 Honda HR-V 

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

11.8

11.6

11.0

11.5

Brakes Rotors: Rear (inches)

11.1

10.8

10.3

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,300

3,113

2,890

2,906

60-0 MPH (feet)

122

124

132

114

The braking performance of the Toyota C-HR is not as great as the HR-V, part of the reason being the former’s high curb weight. The Subaru stops as well as the C-HR but the Kona takes a step back with its braking performance despite being the lightest in the comparison. 

2019 Toyota C-HR Fuel Economy

8.4/10

The 2.0L Inline-4 engine in the Toyota C-HR does a decent job in the MPG department as well. It provides 27 MPG in the city and about 31 MPG on the highway and 29 MPG combined. However, the fuel tank capacity could have been better which would have increased its overall range. 

Models 

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Subaru Crosstrek 

2019 Hyundai Kona 

2019 Honda HR-V 

MPG (City)

27

27

27

28

MPG (Highway)

31

33

33

34

MPG (Combined)

29

25

30

30

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

16.6

13.2

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined)(miles)

356/409/382

448/548/415

356/436/396

370/449/396

The Subaru Crosstrek has the best MPG figures on the list all thanks to the powertrain combination. It also, coincidentally, has the biggest fuel tank capacity that aids it in the range as well - which is miles ahead of the others in the competition. The Toyota C-HR, on the other hand, is very similar to the HR-V and the Kona but loses out on-highway fuel efficiency. 

2019 Toyota C-HR Interior

6.6/10

The 2019 Toyota C-HR did not go with a crazy design in the interiors like the exteriors. Instead, it gets a typical interior layout which is seen in almost all of the Toyota cars. The interior layout is very stylish with an abundance of the latest technology. The dashboard of the car is streamlined and looks premium. The dashboard is covered in soft-touch material. The AC vents are asymmetrical and match the aesthetics of the dashboard. All the buttons and controls are finished in chrome. 

The steering wheel is electrical but feels very light and nimble with the control buttons arranged in an orderly manner. The space in the front is good so there are no issues for taller folks getting in and out of the car. The 2019 Toyota C-HR seats 5 people in two rows. Cloth seats come standard which can be upgraded to leather-trimmed seats. The seats are cushioned and are comfortable for long rides. The armrest is comfortable and wide enough for both the driver and the passenger. Towards the back, there is sufficient space for two adults and a child. Overall the entire interior layout of the car is good and justifies its price point.

Models 

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Subaru Crosstrek 

2019 Hyundai Kona 

2019 Honda HR-V 

Seating Capacity 

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.1/49.0/43.5

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.5/56.8/41.2

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.3/52.5/31.7

38/55.6/36.5

37.8/54.5/34.6

38.3/54.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

19.0

20.8

19.2

24.3

The Toyota C-HR has sufficient seating space but space in the rear is a bit less. The Honda HR-V on the other hand has the best rear legroom available. Coming to the cargo capacity, the Toyota C-HR comes last in the list while the Honda HR-V tops the list. Having said that, some of the standout interior features of the C-HR are as follows:

  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system with pollen filter
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats
  • 8-way adjustable driver's seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2019 Toyota C-HR gets a 4.2-inch TFT multi-information touchscreen infotainment display. However, the Limited trim gets an 8-inch touchscreen display. The display has customizable settings and is of excellent quality with no screen glare issue even in bright sunlight. The display includes Bluetooth connectivity with voice control. It has a USB and auxiliary ports. It also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in its tech suite. 

It has a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot that will provide a good internet connection inside the car. A stereo system will take the party to the roads. Finally, it has a navigation that is accurate and works perfectly fine. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 4.2-inch TFT Multi-information Touchscreen Infotainment Display
  • Optional 8-inch TFT display
  • Voice control
  • USB ports
  • Auxiliary ports
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wifi Hotspot
  • Real-time traffic and weather 
  • Stereo system
  • Navigation System

2019 Toyota C-HR Exterior

5.4/10

The 2019 model year of the Toyota C-HR comes with no exterior changes. The exterior of the C-HR is unique which may look different for different people. For some, it may be a dealmaker and for some, it may be a dealbreaker. The overall car is curvy with body lines present everywhere. The front and back profile of the car looks rugged. The LED headlamps and taillights match the aesthetics of the car. The alloys also look premium complementing the alien design. 

Models 

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Subaru Crosstrek 

2019 Hyundai Kona 

2019 Honda HR-V 

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,300

3,157

2,890

2,906

Length (inches)

171.2

175.8

164.0

170.4

Width (inches)

70.7

71.0

70.9

69.8

Height (inches)

61.6

63.6

61.0

63.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.9

8.7

6.7

5.4

Wheelbase (inches)

103.9

104.9

102.4

102.8

The length of the Toyota C-HR is the heaviest car in the class which explains the disappointing performance. No car is even near the Subaru Crosstrek in terms of their ground clearance. However, the Honda HR-V has the least ground clearance in its class. The C-HR does have some striking elements to it, and some of them are: 

  • 17/18 inch wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Adaptive LED lights
  • Two-tone paint
  • Chrome and piano black exterior trim

2019 Toyota C-HR Safety

8.0/10

In the case of the 2019 Toyota C-HR, the NHTSA rates it an overall safety rating of 5 stars for its crashworthiness, and the IIHS awarded it a ‘Good’ rating in most of the crash ratings. The crossover comes standard with a lot of driver-assist features like automatic high beams, brake hold, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assist. It is also loaded with Toyota’s trust and years of experience in making some of the safest vehicles on road, which can be backed up by: 

  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • Automatic high beams
  •  Dynamic radar cruise control
  • Ten airbags
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Rear cross-traffic alert 

2019 Toyota C-HR Competition

6.5/10

2019 Toyota C-HR vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 

The Subaru Crosstrek is better than the Toyota C-HR in every aspect. It has better performance, fuel economy, and large cargo space. Also, the price of this car is similar to that of the C-HR. But, the Toyota C-HR may be more pleasing design-wise and has better ride quality than the Subaru when it comes to powertrain optimization and suspension. 

2019 Toyota C-HR vs 2019 Hyundai Kona 

The Hyundai Kona seems to be the best in the class with its aggressive pricing but the interiors aren’t great nor is the feature list. The braking is dismal and despite the lighter weight, which gives a clear edge to the rivals. On all other aspects, the Kona is very similar to the C-HR but the lack of the above-mentioned features does have an impact on the buying decisions.

2019 Toyota C-HR vs 2019 Honda HR-V  

The Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR are similar in many aspects. They have somewhat similar interiors, features, etc. But Honda does it slightly better in every aspect. Also, Honda’s reliability is one of the key aspects that make this car much value for money. So, the Honda HR-V could be a better choice here. 

2019 Toyota C-HR Final Verdict

The Toyota C-HR is one of the unique-looking crossovers in the market. It has decent interiors, fuel economy, and performance. It has better handling than its rivals. But, if it wants to get more customer attention then Toyota has to work on improving the overall car. So, if you are a person that cares more about looks than practicality then the 2019 Toyota C-HR may be the right choice for you.

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