When we first saw the C-HR we fell in love with its unique exterior but got worried that it might not make it to production due to the juggling between Scion and Toyota. When it was finally released we were so stoked and have been happy to offer in in our inventory ever since. It makes a great addition not only to the Toyota lineup but to the subcompact crossover segment as a whole, which has been the fastest-growing automotive class in recent memory.
With so many different options available in the segment, we thought we’d see how it measures up to another one by pitting the 2019 Toyota C-HR vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. The C-HR joined the lineup for the 2018 model year, while the Crosstrek made its debut as the XV Crosstrek back in 2013.
Glancing at the table above you can see just how similar these two subcompact crossovers are to one another, but each has its advantages no matter how big or small. Let’s work our way through the table starting from the top, in which we looked first at fuel economy. The C-HR can travel an average of 29 miles per gallon across highways and city streets alike, which is four more miles than the Crosstrek musters. This will translate to some decent savings at the pump over time.
The Crosstrek fires back with a couple of advantages of its own in the second and third rows. Firstly, it offers 8 horsepower more than the C-HR, though that’s hardly a noticeable advantage. Still, an advantage is an advantage. Its more obvious leg up comes in cargo capacity, however, as it offers an extra 1.8 cubic feet of space. Again, not mind-blowing, but probably enough to fit a couple extra grocery bags.
The final row just shows that both are 5-seat crossovers. If you can overlook the dip in power and cargo space for the increased fuel economy and all of the incredible features and design cues of the C-HR, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!