2019 Toyota C-HR SUV

2019 Toyota C-HR
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2019 Toyota C-HR
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What’s new

  • 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
Toyota C-HR years

Which C-HR does Edmunds recommend?

With the addition of a new base model and a price increase for the top trim, we recommend the midrange XLE. The price jump is reasonable for the convenience, appearance and safety features you gain. Shoppers in colder climates who want heated seats will have to spring for the top Limited trim since they're not offered on lower models.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3 / 5

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.

Trim levels & features

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.

Trim tested

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.


There's no getting around it: The C-HR is slow. You really need to plan your moves in advance because there's a long delay before it starts moving. Once it's underway, acceleration is weak. That's really too bad because otherwise it's a dynamically capable, little crossover.


The C-HR is one of the slowest vehicles we've tested, taking a considerable 10.6 seconds to reach 60 mph. Acceleration is characterized by a long hesitation between a pedal stomp and any forward motion. This is true whether you're stopped or trying to pass slower traffic on the highway.


Coming to a stop from 60 mph required 119 feet, which is about average for cars in this class. In panic-braking tests, the C-HR experienced moderate nosedive and some residual bounce, but it tracked straight and remained controllable. In everyday driving, the brakes operate just as you'd expect.


There's not much feedback coming through the wheel, but it feels direct and accurate in a sporty kind of way. At parking lot speeds, the effort is appropriately low and weights up as speeds increase. Sport mode makes effort a little too heavy.


We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the C-HR can be entertaining to drive on a twisty road, even with a not very powerful engine and a lack of grip from low-rolling-resistance tires. There's noticeable tire squeal under moderate cornering, and the tires really howl when pushed harder.


The small footprint and turning radius make it easy to maneuver the C-HR into tight spaces. The transmission works fine, but it's unremarkable. Though the C-HR is classified as a subcompact crossover, the low chin spoiler scrapes on parking blocks and many driveways.


In terms of overall comfort, the C-HR is pretty good, but the amount of cabin noise is a letdown. Over a long trip, that noise can add to the fatigue factor. Everything else seems to be well-executed in this regard.

Seat comfort

Even though the front seats don't come with a lot of adjustments, they offer good padding and support to keep occupants comfortable over several hours. The fabric upholstery also breathes well in hot weather, eliminating the need for ventilation or cooling.

Ride comfort

For the most part, the C-HR delivers a comfortable ride. Smaller road imperfections are smoothed over as well as they are in other small SUVs, but there's a little jostling over moderate undulations.

Noise & vibration

The C-HR is loud inside. There's a noticeable amount of wind noise, even below highway speeds. Road noise is also excessive, and it increases at higher speeds and over coarse asphalt. The engine drones like a wounded cow under hard acceleration, and we noted an annoying rattle in the back of the cabin.

Climate control

The simple dual-zone climate controls are easy to operate, and the overall system performance is good. Once the system was set, we never felt the need to readjust it.


The C-HR's interior is reasonably attractive thanks to a rather simple layout. It can accommodate adult passengers in all seats, though there are some drawbacks for taller drivers and rear passengers. Despite a few issues, we think most drivers will be fine with the interior over the long run.

Ease of use

The C-HR's simple layout is attractive, and the main controls are easy to operate for the most part. Some of the more advanced features, such as adaptive cruise control, were a little more difficult to figure out. Some staffers mentioned having to consult the owner's manual.

Getting in/getting out

Front passengers have easy seat access afforded by a slightly higher seating position, which makes slipping into the cabin a breeze. There's no climbing up or stooping down. Rear passengers need to dip their heads a little to clear the sloping roofline, a trade-off for the C-HR's sporty styling.

Driving position

The steering wheel doesn't telescope back far enough, even for average-size drivers. As a result, you have to sit closer and more upright than preferred. Drivers smaller of stature should be just fine.


There's more interior space than you'd expect from such a small crossover. There's plenty of room up front in all dimensions. The rear seats can indeed hold regular adults in decent comfort. But the thick rear roof pillar and high windows might feel a little claustrophobic.


Outward visibility is excellent thanks to the thin and well-profiled front roof pillars. Despite big rear pillars, the rear window is big enough to see all you need. And there's very little guesswork when backing into a space, so you won't have to rely on the tiny rearview monitor.


The interior is well-designed and uses quality materials that exceed expectations for the class. Were it not for an annoying rattle in the back of the car, this score could have been higher.

Convertible top

LATCH anchors are easily accessed, but a rear-facing child seat will require you to move the front passenger seat well forward.


It should come as no surprise that subcompact crossovers are limited when it comes to cargo capacity, but the C-HR has one of the smallest maximum spaces in the class. You'd be better off thinking of it as a raised hatchback rather than a crossover.

Small-item storage

There's an acceptable amount of storage for your personal items, with small door pockets, decent-size cupholders, and a center armrest bin that is about average in size. The typical smart storage solutions that Toyota is known for are absent.

Cargo space

With the rear seats in place, you have 19 cubic feet of cargo space, which splits the difference between the C-HR's primary competition. The maximum capacity is 36.4 cubic feet, which is significantly smaller than the space in any other subcompact crossover.


The addition of Apple CarPlay and a built-in navigation system is a significant improvement for the 2019 C-HR. It also continues to benefit from plenty of standard advanced safety features.

Audio & navigation

The audio system in the C-HR is decent but not at all impressive. It lacks some bass overall, but clarity is acceptable. The touchscreen mounted atop the dash is easy to read at a glance and operate with minimal distraction, too.

Smartphone integration

Apple CarPlay is a welcome addition to the C-HR's features list and is a good substitute for the optional built-in navigation system. We experienced occasional slowdowns in the previous model-year system's response, though. Android Auto is not available.

Driver aids

We never had any frontal collision warnings, which either means this driver aid is well-tuned or not working. (We're inclined to think it is working.) The adaptive cruise control works well and operates down to a stop.

Voice control

The native voice controls worked pretty well, but considering that the system only operates the audio and phone, it's acceptable at best. Historically, Apple CarPlay has been easier to use and more accurate, but it requires an internet connection.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Toyota C-HR.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Mary Jane.. is her name
Mary Jane,09/21/2018
I love this car for my 16 year old twins. I feel like they have a few more advantages being behind the wheel of this car with the safety features. It is such a cute car and very fun to drive.
roy wade,10/17/2018
great little car to drive around town,plenty of power around town,very comfortable in front seats.body style turns a lot of heads.
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Features & Specs

27 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
144 hp @ 6100 rpm
27 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
144 hp @ 6100 rpm
27 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
144 hp @ 6100 rpm
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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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.2%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Toyota C-HR vs. the competition

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Honda HR-V

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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 Toyota C-HR SUV for Sale

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Toyota C-HR 2019 LE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
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Color outside the lines with the 2019 Toyota C-HR. Distinctive style meets rebellious spirit with a precision-cut design that shines from every angle. Unique, vortex-shaped 18in sport alloy wheels emphasize the C-HR�s powerful stance, while standard cluster LED daytime running lights with halogen headlights light up the road ahead. It�s easy to take in the sights when you�re in the sport-inspired driver�s seat. A tall seating position and wide windshield work together to give you a clear view of what�s ahead. The interior features available leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel, standard satin-plated shift knob, standard dual-zone climate control available and heated front seats. The rear hatch also opens up to reveal a large cargo space, plus with its standard 6040 split rear seats, you can carry even more. Powering the C-HR is a lively 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder dynamic force engine with advanced Valvematic technology. Transforming this car�s horsepower into forward motion is an advanced continuously variable transmission with intelligence and shift modes. The C-HR connects you to more than just the road, with technology features including standard 8in audio touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Entune 3.0 app access, standard 4.2in color multi-information display, available auto-folding outside mirrors, available smart key system with push button start and available C-HR puddle lights. You�ll also find a comprehensive suite of safety features such as available blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert and integrated backup camera.
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What do people think of the 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 C-HR SUV 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 SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Edmunds Scorecard

Overall3.0 / 5.0


3.0 / 5.0

Acceleration1.0 / 5.0
Braking3.0 / 5.0
Steering3.0 / 5.0
Handling4.0 / 5.0
Drivability3.0 / 5.0


3.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort3.5 / 5.0
Ride comfort3.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration2.0 / 5.0
Climate control3.0 / 5.0


3.0 / 5.0

Ease of use3.0 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.0 / 5.0
Driving position2.5 / 5.0
Roominess3.0 / 5.0
Visibility4.0 / 5.0
Quality3.0 / 5.0


2.5 / 5.0

Small-item storage2.5 / 5.0
Cargo space2.5 / 5.0


3.0 / 5.0

Audio & navigation2.5 / 5.0
Smartphone integration3.5 / 5.0
Driver aids3.0 / 5.0
Voice control3.0 / 5.0
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2019 Toyota C-HR SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

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2019 Toyota C-HR SUV XLE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Toyota C-HR?

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