The all-new 2019 Toyota C-HR comes with several upgrades this time. The carmaker has introduced the new entry-level model called C-HR LE which is also cheaper while the price of the XLE model will slightly increase. The upcoming Toyota has finally gained the Apple CarPlay connectivity although there is no news about Android Auto. Still, the C-HR now comes with upgraded technology and all the models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense P.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota C-HR
2019 Toyota C-HR is coming back with the same engine as the current model and there is one option for all trim levels. It is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which is able to produce 144 horses and 139 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to a continuously variable system and the front-wheel drive system is standard. Unfortunately, the all-wheel drive configuration won’t be available once again. This unit is able to tow up to 3,300 pounds. As for the fuel economy, the C-HR is rated at 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined.
Exterior and interior
We must admit that the C-HR looks stylish and modern but options are divided and some find it not so handsome. Yet, the C-HR gets the attention with its angular lines all over the body, sharp surfaces, and dynamic design. The whole front fascia, hood, headlamps, but also doors remind us of the Prius model. However, in terms of dimensions, it is taller and wider than the Toyota Yaris. It features a sloping roofline and prominent taillights on the rear. For the 209 model year, the C-HR gets the new entry-level trim, the LE which will come standard with the 17-inch steel wheels. As well, the base trim won’t be available with the new Blue Flame body and white or black roof.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Toyota C-HR offers sufficient comfort and roominess and can welcome up to five passengers. The front seats are cozy and supportive although some might find them a bit thin. The space for the rear seat passengers is surprisingly good, and there is enough head and leg room even for taller occupants. With all seats up, the C-HR has the cargo room of 19 cubic feet. However, it expands to 36.4 cubic feet with second-row seats folded down.
Equipment and safety of the 2019 Toyota C-HR
The 2019 Toyota C-HR now comes in the new base LE, mid-range XLE, and top-line Limited trim levels. The base LE model will come standard with 17-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, dual-climate control, Bluetooth, daytime running lights, and an 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment. The Apple CarPlay will finally be available as well. Furthermore, the base model will also include Toyota Safety Sense P which includes lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and auto high beams.
The XLE will add 18-inch wheels, smart key, auto-folding mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors, and puddle illumination. The range-topping Limited will get an improved infotainment with navigation, black or brown leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, premium audio, blind-spot monitors, fog lights, and so on.
Release date and price
The 2019 Toyota C-HR is available on the market. The base model starts at $21,990; the XLE is around $24,000 while the Limited begins at $27,000.