Which 2018 Toyota C-HR Is Right for You?

a white and teal 2018 toyota c-hr

Every so often we get a vehicle that looks completely different and new. This year, it’s the Toyota C-HR. This vehicle has the tagline of “Color outside the lines,” and we can see why. The profile reminds us of a sedan but offers an SUV-like hatchback proportion. We’re taking a look at the trims for this model to see what Toyota has to offer.


With only two trims, the Toyota C-HR has brought simplicity to the car buying process. However, that doesn’t mean the Toyota C-HR should be overlooked just because there aren’t many options. Starting at $22,500, the XLE is affordable. It comes with a 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder DOHC engine that’s capable of 144 horsepower and 139 lb.-ft of torque. While not very powerful, it’s enough power for most drivers. It also allows the C-HR to get up to 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

The exterior of the C-HR is certainly unique, but it also has aerodynamic functions. It comes with a rear spoiler and fins that assist in reducing drag. For those with allergies, you’ll be happy to know that the interior cabin uses a dual-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter to keep out pesky particles that could irritate you.

Additionally, the C-HR comes with Sport fabric-trimmed bucket seats and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever. The multimedia package includes a 7-inch touch-screen display for the AM/FM radio, six speakers, 2.0 USB port, auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition with voice training, phonebook access, HD Radio, and steering wheel controls.

The best thing about the Toyota C-HR is the safety features that make it secure for all drivers. The Toyota Safety Sense package adds a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alerts with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

XLE Premium

The XLE Premium includes all the features found in the XLE and starts at $24,350. If you’re considering between the two, it’s definitely worth the upgrade. One of the most advanced options is the touch-activated lock and unlock. It works by sensing your keyfob and allowing you to open your vehicle without fiddling around with your keys. This feature also works on the rear hatchback door.

Along with this advanced system, the C-HR XLE Premium also uses a Smart Key System on the front doors with Push Button Start and remote keyless entry. This means you can start your vehicle and let it warm up during the winter. Alternatively, you can let the cabin cool down for passengers during the hot summer.

The inside adds comfort by including heated front bucket seats and eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with sport bolsters and power lumbar support. The passenger seat is a six-way adjustable setup with sport bolsters.

Finally, safety also improves with the addition of front fog lights and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts. Whether you’re a beginner driver or an experienced one, Blind Spot Monitoring systems can help keep your investment safe and prevent accidents while driving.

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