|2018 Toyota C-HR||vs||2018 Subaru Crosstrek|
|2.0L 4-Cylinder||Engine||2.0L 4-Cylinder|
|144 HP @ 6100 rpm||Horsepower||152 HP @ 6000 rpm|
|27 City/31 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||25 City/29 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 2018 model year marked the first time that Toyota was selling its subcompact SUV: the C-HR. Marketed as hip yet functional, it is debuting at a time when small vehicles of its ilk are a dime a dozen. One of the entries in this space is the Subaru Crosstrek, which emerged from being the name of an off-road appearance package on the Impreza sedan to become a standalone vehicle. The 2018 model year welcomes the Crosstrek’s brand-new design to usher in its second generation of production (and as part of the fifth-gen Impreza cycle). The Crosstrek already has a track record to support it as a solid small crossover pick. However, it’s the 2018 Toyota C-HR you should go with. Here’s why:
Both vehicles adopt a sports-influenced look: with a low roofline and lowered stance. However, the 2018 Toyota C-HR looks better due to its sharp angles, sculpted doors, underbody panels, a rear spoiler, front and rear wheel spats, and a roof-mounted shark-fin antenna: all of which combine to make it look bolder and more aggressive than most small crossovers.
As smaller vehicles, great fuel economy is expected from both vehicles, each of which is powered by 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engines. With the 2018 Toyota C-HR, you know what you get: a small, efficient workhorse tied to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and accompanied by a front-wheel drivetrain for 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the 2018 Crosstrek’s engine fails to impress with slow acceleration. And if you go with the 6-speed automatic transmission choice, fuel economy takes a hit: dropping to 23/29 mpg.
Although not a luxury vehicle, the 2018 Toyota C-HR at least attempts to elevate its cabin with a shiny finish, in addition to its standard seat accommodations such as sport fabric-trimmed front seats with 6-way adjustability. The gloss finish is absent on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
Toyota vehicles these days are some of the most safety feature-laden rides in the market. And the all-new C-HR is no exception. While pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, and advanced cruise control are added on the Crosstrek’s upper-level trims, they are standard on the other vehicle. And other standard safety features on the Toyota car—such as automatic high beams and smart stop technology—are missing on the Subaru. Also worth noting: The Crosstrek has just one knee airbag, which is located in front of the driver; the C-HR has knee airbags for both driver and the front passenger.
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, and a six-speaker audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen and HD Radio™. On the Crosstrek, you would get a manually adjustable climate control system and a four-speaker audio system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The other features—the auto-dimming rearview mirror, multi-information display, and HD Radio™—are not available.
The Toyota difference.
To try out the 2018 Toyota C-HR, rather than the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, pay us a visit at our Greenvale, NY location today. With clientele from Greenvale, New York, as well as neighboring areas like Bayside, Long Island, Valley Stream, and Westbury, we provide a rich and fulfilling customer experience. Give us a call today at our Greenvale, New York dealership to schedule a test drive with one of our NY sales specialists.