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2019 Toyota C-HR Overview

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Toyota C-HRThe Toyota C-HR is one of the youngest models in the Toyota lineup, originally showing up as a Scion before Toyota absorbed its subsidiary. For its second model year, the 2019 C-HR tackles the subcompact crossover market with dynamic styling and generous feature lists.

The 2019 Toyota C-HR is available in three trim levels: LE, XLE, and Limited.

What’s New for the 2019 Model Year?

The 2019 C-HR offers some significant updates. First, Toyota added a new base trim level and renamed the top trim, for a three-model spread: LE, XLE, and Limited. These new trims lower the price at the entry level — the LE starts at an MSRP of $20,945. The Limited raises the top MSRP to $26,000.

Along with this, Toyota shuffled around some features, and added some that were previously unavailable, such as Apple CarPlay™, an integrated navigation system, and leather seats (though the latter two are only available in Limited models).


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The C-HR has always been a source of some polarization thanks to its design. Its styling combines aggressive sculpting, with sharp corners meeting smooth curves for some unique and unusual elements. In particular, the C-HR sports a diamond-shaped rear end, some long headlights, and deep creases over the rear wheels.

The 2019 C-HR offers a full dozen exterior color schemes. Seven of these are solid colors: Silver Knockout Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl, Blue Eclipse Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, and Blue Flame. The remaining five are R-Code two-tone color schemes, with the roof coming as a different color. Four of these have a black roof, combined with Silver Knockout, Ruby Flare Pearl, Blue Flame, and Blizzard Pearl. The final color is Blue Eclipse Metallic with an Iceberg (white) roof.

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Each model of the 2019 C-HR comes with the same powertrain. The engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, making a mere 144 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. This comes with a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive. There is no all-wheel drive option. Although these power metrics seem low for crossover, the C-HR makes up for it in its handling. Experts like the editors at Edmunds praise the C-HR for its fun cornering despite the power.


The smaller engine means that the 2019 C-HR makes some impressive fuel economy numbers. In the city, the C-HR makes 27 mpg. On the highway, this goes up to 31 mpg, for a combined 29 mpg.


The 2019 C-HR comes remarkably well-equipped in the cockpit, with standard features including surprises like automatic dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system.

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The 2019 C-HR brought home some strong crashworthiness ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the C-HR a full five stars out of five for its crash tests. Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the C-HR top marks in every category (including front crash prevention technology), save for the headlights, which the IIHS rated as Poor.

Probably the most impressive safety features on the C-HR are the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. These all come as standard equipment on every C-HR.