2019 Toyota C-HR
- New LE and Limited trim levels
- Apple CarPlay is now standard
- New optional factory navigation system
- Revised feature availability
- Part of the first C-HR generation introduced for 2018
- Sporty handling makes it fun to zip around turns
- Comes standard with plenty of features, including safety tech
- Swoopy styling helps it stand out
- Unlike on most rivals, all-wheel drive isn't available
- Even in this slow class, acceleration is lethargic
- Pervasive road and engine noise in the cabin
- Minimal cargo space, even for its small segment
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Which C-HR does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.6 / 10
The popularity of subcompact crossovers is growing and with the introduction of the Toyota C-HR last year, so, too, are the choices available to shoppers. In its inaugural year, we noted the C-HR's sporty handling and generous list of features (including advanced safety equipment) as some of its strengths. We also pointed out the noticeable absence of Apple CarPlay, an integrated navigation system and leather upholstery on the available features list. Well, what a difference a year makes: The 2019 Toyota C-HR can now be had with all of them.
We're still not fans of the weak engine and its lazy acceleration, while the lack of an all-wheel-drive option should continue to be a drawback for those in cold-weather climates. On the whole, the C-HR's updates for 2019 go a long way. In particular, its new base LE trim drops the price of admission to be competitive with its chief rivals: the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-3. Meanwhile, the top trim gets a new name, more features and a corresponding bump in price.
2019 Toyota C-HR configurations
For 2019, the Toyota C-HR is available in three trim levels, including the new entry-level LE trim that's more competitive against other subcompact crossovers when it comes to price. The XLE adds a few niceties and safety features, while the top trim is now called the Limited and comes with a noticeable price jump from last year.
Every C-HR is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (144 horsepower, 139 pound-feet of torque) matched to only front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Standard features for the base LE trim include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, adjustable driving modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, height-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a cargo cover, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, and a six-speaker audio system.
Several advanced safety and convenience features are also standard, including automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, brake hold at stoplights, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The XLE trim upgrades to 18-inch alloy wheels, power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.
The top-of-the-line Limited trim gets you foglights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver two-way power lumbar adjustment, and an upgraded infotainment system (optional on XLE) that adds a Wi-Fi hotspot, remote vehicle controls, and satellite and HD radio. A navigation system can be integrated into the standard touchscreen only on the Limited trim.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Toyota C-HR XLE Premium (2.0L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
Since this test was conducted in 2018, the current C-HR has received some revisions, including a new base trim, the renaming of the XLE Premium trim to Limited, and a shuffling of some standard features between models. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's C-HR, however.
Noise & vibration5.0
Ease of use6.5
Getting in/getting out7.0
Audio & navigation7.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite C-HR safety features:
- Full-Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Maintains a set distance between the C-HR and the car in front while cruise control is active. Can bring the C-HR to a complete stop.
- Pre-Collision System
- Warns the driver when it approaches an object in front too quickly. Automatically applies the brakes to prevent or reduce potential impacts.
- Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist
- Alerts the driver if the C-HR wanders out of its lane and can also make gentle corrective steering.
Toyota C-HR vs. the competition
2019 Toyota C-HR
2019 Honda HR-V
Toyota C-HR vs. Honda HR-V
Neither the HR-V nor the C-HR will impress you with its acceleration, but the Honda is almost a full second quicker to 60 mph. The HR-V does have a clear advantage when it comes to cargo capacity, though, with 24.3 cubic feet to the C-HR's 19 cubic feet. The Honda also benefits from some clever storage solutions and pulls ahead again for those in cold-weather climates since the C-HR is not available with all-wheel drive.
Toyota C-HR vs. Mazda CX-3
From the evocative styling to the engaging driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, there's a lot to like about the Mazda CX-3. Were it not for real-world practicality, it could be a class leader, but the tiny cargo space and cramped rear seats keep it from garnering that top spot. It reaches 60 mph 2 seconds quicker than the C-HR and is considerably more fun to drive.
Toyota C-HR vs. Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona is the most recent addition to the subcompact crossover class and benefits from having benchmarks to meet or beat. With the 1.6-liter turbo engine, it's the quickest in the class and has plenty of pep right off the line. Its handling is appropriately confident. As with most Hyundais, the Kona also gets you a lot of standard features for the money along with the industry's longest warranty.
2019 Toyota C-HR for Sale
The 2019 Toyota C-HR is a subcompact crossover that brings bold styling and sportiness to a segment typically defined by a low cost of entry and fuel efficiency. In its inaugural year, we knocked it for its rather high starting price compared to rivals, but that's been addressed this year with a new base model. On the other end of the spectrum, the top trim gets more features and a higher price tag. We also noted the lack of Apple CarPlay and a built-in navigation system, but those are now available for 2019.
Every C-HR is powered by a 144-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) driving the front wheels only. Standard feature highlights for the base LE trim include 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, and a six-speaker audio system.
You also get a lot of advanced safety and convenience features, including automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, brake hold at stoplights, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The XLE trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems. The top-of-the-line Limited model gets you foglights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, lumbar adjustment for the driver, a Wi-Fi hotspot, remote vehicles controls, satellite radio and HD radio. A navigation system is optional only on the Limited trim.
The C-HR's sporty handling gives it a distinct advantage over many competing subcompact crossovers. There's also enough headroom in the front for 6-foot-plus drivers, and its unique exterior and interior styling gives it an edge. The weak engine and resulting slow acceleration, however, should give drivers some pause. You'll also be dealing with considerably less cargo capacity than most others offer.
The C-HR remains a great choice if you want a subcompact crossover that marches to its own beat. Use Edmunds' shopping tools to configure, price and find the perfect 2019 Toyota C-HR for you.
2019 Toyota C-HR Overview
The 2019 Toyota C-HR is offered in the following submodels: C-HR SUV. Available styles include XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT).
What do people think of the 2019 Toyota C-HR?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Toyota C-HR and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 C-HR 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 C-HR.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Toyota C-HR?
2019 Toyota C-HR Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,164. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,962 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,962 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,202.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is10.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Toyota C-HR XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Toyota C-HR XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,025. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota C-HR XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,633 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,633 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,392.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota C-HR XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is11% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Toyota C-HR LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Toyota C-HR LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,990. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota C-HR LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,521 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,521 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,469.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota C-HR LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is11.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 46 2019 Toyota C-HR LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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