2019 C-HR Comparison Review



Snazzy Style.

 

Great Standard Features.

 

Safety.

 

Excellent Value Over Time.

 

Maintenance Warranty.

 

The first thing you notice when you look at a Toyota C-HR is its design. With sleek lines and a sloped roof, the 2019 C-Hr stands out in any parking lot. The Car Connection, in their review, said, “On looks alone, the 2019 Toyota C-HR is a breath of fresh air for small crossovers.” With seven different colors, including the new for 2019 Blue Flame, you will be able to make a statement wherever you go.

Also new for 2019 is the addition of an optional black roof on the Ruby Flare, Blue Flame, and Blizzard Pearl colors as well as a white roof option for the Blue Eclipse. The black roof option is also available on the Silver Knockout color. The style of the 2019 Toyota C-HR will not be mistaken for any other vehicle. Cars.com says, “Suffice it to say that if you’re looking for something different, the C-HR certainly fits the bill.” If you’re tired of drab, then you should check out a C-HR for a more stylish ride.

The 2019 Toyota C-HR is not only impressive to look at, but it also comes with some great standard features. The C-HR comes with automatic dimming brights for when driving at night. These lights will dim slightly when you’re following another vehicle. This will help to not blind other drivers, creating safer road conditions. The 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Nissan Kicks do not have this.

For the interior, the 2019 C-HR has dual zone air coolers. This allows the driver and the passenger to adjust the temperature for their respective zones, allowing for different conditions to suit different needs. For example, I am a heavier man, but my old roommate is a very skinny man. He gets cold very easily, and I get overheated very easily. In the 2019 C-HR, we can each control our own temperatures so neither of us is uncomfortable. While the C-HR’s competitors also offer this, the 2019 Toyota C-HR is the only one in its class that offers this standard. For the Honda HR-V, the Nissan Kicks, the Hyundai Kona, the Mazda CX-3, the Chevy Trax, and the Subaru Crosstrek, you have to pay extra for this feature.

The standard features don’t stop there. The 2019 Toyota C-HR comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™P (TSS-P). This is a suite of safety technologies that few competitors can match. It involves Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Support. In a pinch, these technologies can save you from a bad crash. The 2019 Nissan Kicks offers Forward Collision Warning standard, but does not have any of the other technologies available. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has all four as options, but none come standard. The 2019 Mazda CX-3, Chevy Trax, and Honda HR-V all offer Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning as options, but they do not offer Crash Imminent Braking or Dynamic Brake Support.

Because of the Crash Imminent Braking and Dynamic Brake Support, the 2019 Toyota C-HR was rated as having Superior crash prevention systems by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). The IIHS also gave the 2019 C-HR a “Good” rating in all crashworthiness categories, their highest score. Similarly, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association) rated the 2019 C-HR 5 stars for safety. It additionally got 5 star rankings in front and side crash tests.

With such great safety, it makes sense that the 2019 Toyota C-HR saves money over time. Kelley Blue Book ranks cars every year on what their resale value ends up being after three years and five years. For the 2019 Toyota C-HR, the depreciation values are 50.3% after three years and 38.0% after five. That is good enough for a second place rating on their subcompact SUV rankings. The third place 2019 Mazda CX-3 devalues at a rate of 54% after three years and 37% after five years. Although it beats the C-HR in the short term, the Mazda CX-3 loses in the end, making the C-HR a better purchase over time.

MotorTrend and IntelliChoice also project value over five years for vehicles, and the 2019 C-HR sits high on the list for best values in its class. IntelliChoice rates the 2019 Toyota C-HR as Excellent in value with a five year cost of $28,779. While the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek also get an Excellent rating, they end up costing $29,607 and $29,938 respectively. The 2019 Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Kona fare slightly worse. They come in with a rating of Above Average and cost $29,345 and $30,418 respectively. The 2019 Chevy Trax sits at the bottom of the list with a Below Average rating, costing $33,430 over five years.

Finally, one more thing that the 2019 Toyota C-HR has that none of its competitors have is a 2 year/25,000 mile maintenance warranty. This means that basic maintenance is paid for during the above time period. Oil changes and standard check-ups are out of pocket at every other competitor except for Chevrolet. They will pay for your first maintenance only. After that, you are on your own. Many put off their oil changes and check-ups for as long as they can to avoid paying the bills. This can result in more dangerous driving conditions. Toyota helps to keep vehicles running at their best by paying for that maintenance for 2 years and 25,000 miles.

The 2019 Toyota C-HR is stylish, has standard features that competitors don’t, is highly rated for safety, and retains excellent value over time. It also has a maintenance warranty no one else offers. This is a vehicle that you will drive happily for years. You’ll even look good doing it.

If you are interested in purchasing a 2019 Toyota C-HR, you can come visit us at 515 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You can also call us at (260) 482-3730. We hope to see you soon.



Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

The Car Connection 2019 Toyota C-HR Review: https://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/toyota_c-hr_2019#image=100664304

Cars.com 2019 Toyota C-HR Review: https://www.cars.com/research/toyota-c_hr-2019/

IIHS 2019 Toyota C-HR Safety Ratings: https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle/toyota/c-hr-4-door-suv/2019

NHTSA 2019 Toyota C-HR Safety Ratings: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2019/TOYOTA/C-HR/5%252520HB/FWD#safety-ratings-frontal

Kelley Blue Book 2019 Best Resale Values Subcompact SUVs: https://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/best-resale-subcompact-suv-crossover/

MotorTrend 2019 Toyota C-HR Buyer’s Guide: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/c-hr/2019/