New Kid on the Block Toyota C-HR Impresses Critics, Consumers

Posted Monday, Dec 04, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

The subcompact SUV market is on fire, with major automakers scrambling to produce new automobiles for this in-demand market. The new 2018 Toyota C-HR delivers the very best of the subcompact SUV segment—convenient size, fun driving, and good fuel economy—in an attractive modern package.


Subcompact SUVs are great for people who really need a hatchback or wagon but don’t want to be seen driving one. The new Toyota C-HR works well for people who need a little space for family and flexible cargo room but don’t need all the space of a mid-size or full-size SUV.

Now available at Los Angeles Toyota dealers, the C-HR is a new product for 2018. Smaller and less expensive than the RAV4, the C-HR is intended to compete with subcompacts like the Honda HR-V and the Nissan Juke. The C-HR made a strong debut, winning praise for its sporty styling, fun driving experience, and great safety features.

Performance & Features

The C-HR has one engine option, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 144 horsepower and 139 ft-lb of torque. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission. The engine provides sufficient pep to make the C-HR fun to drive, and the vehicle corners well. The vehicle also offers great ride quality, absorbing bumps in the road with ease. The vehicle gets 27 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway—a very respectable rating for a small SUV.

Toyota didn’t stint on the standard features available with the new C-HR. The XLE base level trim offers automatic headlights and high beam control, remote locking and unlocking, a driver information display, rearview camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB port, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and intervention, and more.

C-HR buyers can upgrade to the XLE Premium trim level to obtain even more features, such as keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, and blind spot monitoring.

Interior & Price

The C-HR offers a well-designed cabin, which incorporates quality materials into its design. Seats are comfy and supportive, and instruments are easy to find and use. While the C-HR doesn’t offer the cavernous space available in larger SUVs, the leg and headroom for passengers is sufficient.


The C-HR offers 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. This expands to 36.4 cubic feet when the second row is folded down. Families will enjoy the easy accessibility of the vehicle’s LATCH anchors.

A new Toyota C-HR starts at $22,500. Considering all of the included features, that’s a bargain price for a great automobile. Consumers should also keep Toyota’s legendary reputation for reliability in mind, as this vehicle will have a lower long-term cost of ownership because it will have fewer repair needs.

To learn more about the C-HR or other great new Toyota products, visit North Hollywood Toyota, a well-established Toyota dealer serving Los Angeles. Sales and finance staff at North Hollywood Toyota are ready to help you find the right new or pre-owned vehicle today.