2018 Toyota C-HR
There’s a new kid in town among the compact crossover crowd. Originally intended for the now defunct Scion brand, the 5-door 2018 Toyota C-HR is a blend of hi-style and hip-sportiness. C-HR is short for Coupe High-Rider and it looks the part. With 5-point-9 inches of ground clearance, it’s slightly lower than the RAV4… and a little more than a foot shorter.
Only modestly restyled from the 2014 Paris Motor Show concept, the 20-18 production C-HR continues with an assertive fascia, and dynamic front lighting while character lines take a few curves on their way to the rear.
Underneath all of this style is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 144 horsepower, tied to a CVT. While only front wheel drive, we still found it up the test on our Quick Spin around Austin, Texas.
BEN DAVIS: “A little bit of CVT noise around town, but on the highway it quiets up pretty good and delivers pretty smooth power. A little bit of road noise, not as much as I was expecting and a solid vehicle all around really”
JOHN DAVIS: Inside, a 7-inch audio display sits on top of the dash. The small diameter steering wheel, bucket seats and SPORT mode bring a sense of performance to what’s expected to be mostly a city dweller. Toyota Safety Sense P is standard. Driver Distraction Secure Audio and Brake Hold Feature are available. The 2018 Toyota C-HR is on sale now with prices starting just under $23,000.
Engine: 2.0 liter
Price: Starting just under $23,000