Toyota always loves to keep car enthusiasts busy with new releases, with improvements that can keep anyone on its toes. The review of the 2018 Toyota C-HR will tell us if the car is worth it or not.
The Good side
The so much talked about 2018 Toyota C-HR comes with amazing features such as the Toyota’s Safety Sense P technologies. It appears to be one of the most uniquely designed vehicles in the company’s line of products. The ride offered by this new release is comfortable and smooth.
The Bad side
It doesn’t have the standard infotainment technology and therefore should be upgraded immediately. The tiny display of the car’s rear camera is very difficult to view too.
The Bottom Line
Though the standard safety tech is quite appealing there are other better options in this heated contest. The exterior styling of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is quite aggressive. Observing it clearly shows the design has a curvaceousness that makes it look a little bit approachable and fun with its rounded silhouette and Grumpy Cat face.
There is no direction you view the C-HR from where it looks boring. In fact, the C-HR is a car that wears its color well. You can go for the Blue Eclipse Metallic or the Ruby Red Pearl. Both colors look pretty and appealing including the Radiant Green Mica which has a contrasting white roof.
Wild Style but Docile Performer
The C-HR is a docile ride despite its agro-futuristic look. It features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood which produces a whopping 144hp and torque of 139 pounds. The continuously variable transmission – the Toyota’s CVTi-S is the only one available. It features Normal Manual, Sport, and Eco programs while the front-wheel-drive is the only configuration that is available.
The C-HR does a great job when it rides on rough terrains. It absorbs impacts from bumps and potholes very well and feels very confident and planted around a bend.
The fuel economy of the C-HR is quite impressive. It offers an average fuel economy. At city is 27 miles per gallon, 31 mpg on the highway and 29mpg all combined. The Honda HR-V surpasses it with just 2 – 3 mpg across the board.
Standard Toyota Safety Sense P
A very surprising thing concerning the C-HR is its Toyota Safety Sense P driver aid technology that is standard on all the models.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR comes with just two trim levels which begin at $22,500 particularly for the base XLE and $24,350 for the XLE Premium. You will also need to budget some extra dollars to obtain better car audio receiver.