When the Scion brand name was liquified, a couple of models carried into Toyota’s lineup, consisting of the not-yet-released C-HR. Earlier this year, the Toyota C-HR became a reality, and 2019 will mark its second model year. Provided it’s still so new, we do not anticipate much to change for the 2019 C-HR.
2019 Toyota C-HR Design
Its wild looks become part of the C-HR’s beauty, and they return its Scion roots, so we expect no changes in its style when the 2019 C-HR debuts. The exact same goes for the interior, which is not as wild but still quite sporty for a Toyota crossover.
2019 Toyota C-HR Changes
With no other changes in the works, we also expect the C-HR’s standard features to remain the same. Presently, these include 18-inch wheels, automatic high-beam control, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry, a rearview video camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone auto environment control, a 7-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, and more.
2019 Toyota C-HR Engine
Under its hood, we expect the 2019 C-HR to remain entirely the same. We anticipate it to continue with the very same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. In its standard setup, we expect this power to visit the front wheels by means of a continuously variable transmission. Unlike certain competitors, the C-HR is not offered in all-wheel drive.
The C-HR hasn’t completed NHTSA or IIHS safety screening, so there are no official scores yet for it. Nevertheless, the 2018 C-HR does comes requirement with a variety of basic security features, including adaptive cruise, brake hold, forward-collision warning with emergency braking, and lane-departure warning with intervention. Offered it can pull off “Good” scores in the IIHS’ crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test, the C-HR is well on its way to being a Top Safety Pick. The 2019 C-HR ought to maintain all these features.
2019 Toyota C-HR Pricing & Release Date
There is no official release date for the 2019 Toyota C-HR, however we expect to see it in the spring of 2018. Pricing isn’t really yet available for the 2019 C-HR, however without any changes, we could not think of seeing a huge swing from the present model’s price variety of $23,545 to $25,395 (destination charges included).
The C-HR’s pricing is somewhat lower than the larger RAV4, which starts from $26,495 (location charges included) in its midrange XLE trim (the CH-R’s base trim is XLE), but the RAV4 typically has much larger incentives that pull this price alarmingly close to the smaller C-HR. The 2019 Toyota C-HR’s competition will include the Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Honda HR-V.