The Toyota manufacturer has expanded its lineup of subcompact crossovers with another model named C-HR which has been introduced as the 2018 model year. The Toyota C-HR has joined the trio of brand’s small hatchbacks, the Yaris, Prius C, and Corolla iM, but the carmaker calls it a crossover although it isn’t available with all-wheel drive system. The C-HR looks very attractive and luxurious and it is most popular among younger buyers. However, later this year, we can expect the newest version of this model which will go on sale as the 2019 Toyota C-HR.
Since it is still a new model on the market, the 2019 model year won’t bring many changes. However, the current model consists of the two trim levels, the XLE and XLE Premium and the 2019 version will add the new base trim level LE and the range-topping Limited model which will replace the previous XLE Premium. So, the newest C-HR will be more affordable with the new LE version. Furthermore, since the automaker has finally introduced Apple CarPlay connectivity in its full-size sedan named Avalon, it is very likely that the upcoming C-HR crossover will add it too.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota C-HR
The 2019 Toyota C-HR will use the same engine as the current model and there is one option for all the versions. It is a 2.0-liter inline-4 which is capable of producing 144 horses and 139 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a continuously variable transmission. The front-wheel drive system is standard. However, the all-wheel drive layout is offered as an option in Europe and Japan. When it comes to fuel efficiency, it is rated at 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
No changes are expected in the upcoming 2019 Toyota C-HR since it is still new and fresh. And we must say that it looks very handsome and eye-catching. The whole body features angular lines and curves with diamond theme, angled roof, nose, hood, and doors.
Although it is a small car, the interior of the 2019 Toyota C-HR isn’t small at all. It is sufficiently roomy for both front and rear passengers. The front seats are very comfortable and supportive and the rear seats provide very good head and legroom even for taller occupants. As well, they are upholstered in cloth. The dashboard features a diamond pattern, and there is a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen.
As for the equipment, there are some changes for the 2019 Toyota C-HR. So, the base LE model now comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, body colored roof, and the Blue Flame exterior color isn’t available for this trim. Furthermore, the C-HR will finally be available with Apple CarPlay connectivity because of the newest Toyota’s Entune 3.0 infotainment system. The XLE will get larger 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, and lighted interior vanity mirrors. The Limited version will also include leather upholstery and navigation.
Release date and price
The 2019 Toyota C-HR should arrive later this year. The base model will cost around $22,000; the XLE will be $24,000 while the Limited will start at roughly $27,000.