Despite being offered in just front wheel drive the 2019 Toyota C-HR is a hit. Toyota describes the C-HR as a stylish and technology filled SUV. While it is built on the same platform as the Prius and Camry, the SUV features major improvements.
The vehicle provides several adjustments on both the interior and the exterior. Although the C-HR was produced exclusively for Europe, it has attracted other markets including the United States.
2019 Toyota C-HR – Gets an Exceptional Look
Based on the company’s new global architecture, the 2019 Toyota C-HR gets an exceptional look. Few stylish cues have been borrowed from Corolla including the grill and the LED headlights. At the back of the vehicle, the LED taillights manage to smoothly wrap around the rear curves of the car. Also, the angular user profile is available that features nicely-reduced lines while the small rear window completes the impressive design.
While the top trim models are expected to feature 21-inch multi-faceted wheels, the lower trim models will ride on 19-inch rims. The tires are expected to be for all season. The 2019 Toyota C-HR is basically Toyota’s interpretation of the Nissan Juke which has a relation with the Honda HR-V. However, the C-HR is larger than both of them with 171.2 inches overall length, 59.05-inch tall and 72.83 inches wide. High mounted rear doors and a foreshortened tail are some of the comparable features in the C-HR similar to its rivals.
Inside the 2019 Toyota C-HR is an exceptional cabin that features gentle and tough plastic materials. Compared to other models, the vehicle’s dashboard will be cleaner. It will feature a big digital clock as well as an infotainment system. A 6.1-inch touchscreen will grace the system. It will also host several technology components such as the climate control program, USB plugins, mobile integration and Bluetooth among others. Entertainment for occupants is also enhanced by the six-speaker sound system, though it has no subwoofer.
Although the passengers at the back will be a bit squeezed, the seats are well shaped and supportive. The sloping rear roof holds up cargo space with the rear seat up. As it is the case with other vehicles for the image of the backup camera to appear at the center display, it is however not the case with the 2019 Toyota C-HR. The image appears in the tiny square embedded in the rearview mirror.
2019 Toyota C-HR – Engine and Performance
A 2.0-liter engine will power the 2019 Toyota C-HR. It is however not able to haul this 3300-pound SUV. The four-cylinder engine is capable of producing 144 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque hoarded to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. While this transmission features a manual mode, it is not really beneficial and so is the sports driving mode.
The 2019 Toyota C-HR is only available on front wheel drive. Fuel economy is great with the manufacturer estimating a highway economy if 31 mpg and 27 mpg in the city.
2019 Toyota C-HR – Release Date and Pricing
The release of the 2019 Toyota C-HR has not been announced yet. It is however expected to hit the market in the first quarter of 2019. Toyota has also not officially communicated on the pricing of the 2019 Toyota C-HR. The price of the base model is anticipated to start from $23.000 while the premium model at $25.000.