|2018 Toyota C-HR||vs||2018 Honda CR-V|
|2.0L 4-Cylinder||Engine||1.5L 4-Cylinder|
|144 HP @ 6100 rpm||Horsepower||190 HP @ 5600 rpm|
|27 City/31 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||26 City/32 Highway mpg*|
"It’s easy to take in the sights when you’re in the sport fabric-trimmed driver’s seat of C-HR."
The Toyota C-HR might be late to the party, but it is already making a good impression. New for the 2018 model year, the CH-R brings along with it comfortable handling and a strong list of features. It is going against the Honda CR-V, which is sometimes credited with originating the small compact crossover SUV segment that the brand-new C-HR finds itself in. For years, the CR-V bore all the attributes of what to expect from a vehicle like it: the interior space and all-weather driving of an SUV and the fuel efficiency and maneuverability of a small four-door sedan. And with the recent beginning of its fifth production cycle, the CR-V is not poised to relinquish its throne anytime soon. However, the brand-new model has enough qualities to top the long-running Honda vehicle.
Placed side by side, the 2018 Toyota C-HR looks sportier than the 2018 Honda CR-V. Credit that to its sculpted look, which is characterized by underbody panels, front and rear wheel spats, a rear spoiler, and a roof-mounted shark-fin antenna. Also, sharp angles can be found throughout the vehicle’s sheet metal.
As smaller vehicles, great fuel economy is expected from both of them. They run on small inline 4-cylinder (I4) engines glued to continuously variable transmissions, which eschew the energy-consuming gear-shifting mechanism of traditional transmissions for a seamless change through a continuous range of effective gear ratios (thus the name). However, because the CR-V has a pair of engine and powertrain choices, fuel economy varies widely. At least, with the C-HR, you know what you’d be getting with a front-engine front-wheel-drivetrain layout, which involves a 2.0-liter I4 and produces 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
There’s no expectation that the insides of the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2018 Honda CR-V will be super-luxurious. But at least on the Toyota crossover, you can expect a gloss finish that uplifts the entire cabin. It’s a quality that is missing on its Honda counterpart.
Few in the small crossover SUV segment can match the brand-new Toyota crossover when it comes to safety features. While technologies such as pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection and lane departure alert with steering assist are standard on the C-HR, you would need to go with an upper-level trim on the other crossover SUV to get something equivalent to that. And other standard C-HR safety features such as driver and front passenger knee airbags, smart stop technology (for automatically stopping the vehicle when there is unintended acceleration), and dynamic radar cruise control (for establishing a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you) are absent on the Honda vehicle.
Standard interior features on the 2018 Toyota C-HR include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display screen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a backup camera, and a six-speaker audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen and HD Radio™. For entertainment, the 2018 Honda vehicle starts off with a four-speaker audio system that includes a 5-inch color LCD screen, and you would need to roll with an upper-level trim to get at least most of the rest of the features listed with the Toyota vehicle.
The Toyota difference.
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