Grey 2019 Toyota C-HR standing tall against a blue 2019 HR-V.

2019 Toyota C-HR Vs. 2019 Honda HR-V: Which One is Right for Me?

Posted at Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:15 AM

Even though we have just rung in the new year, there’s one thing we here at Westbury Toyota can already tell: In the automotive world, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the crossover. Compact, but still able to offer up a considerable amount of flexibility, crossovers are a hot topic right now, particularly among those who are looking to start off this year with a new car. There are two crossovers at the top of their game that deserve some serious consideration: The 2019 Honda HR-V and the 2019 Toyota C-HR. Which one is going to be the right choice for you? To help you out, we have put together a quick, comprehensive comparison list that should point you in the right direction.

What’s Happening Under the Hood?

It’s always nice to know that you’re driving a car that has a bit of get up and go, so which of these two crossovers has more to boast under the hood?

2019 Toyota C-HR 2019 Honda HR-V
2.0-liter (L) 4-cylinder DOHC 16 Valve 1.8-liter L In-Line 4-Cylinder
144 horsepower (hp) and 139 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque
7-speed continuously variable transmission with intelligence and shift mode (CVTi-S) 7-speed CVT
27 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 31 mpg highway driving 26 mpg city driving, 31 mpg driving highway

As you can see – and as the experts over at CarGurus point out – the 2019 C-HR is ahead of the HR-V in terms of engine, output, and transmission capabilities. It’s not always about performance; but when it is, you want to make sure you’re picking the car with the most potential, which in this case is the C-HR.

Additionally, it’s always a good idea to consider what kind of fuel efficiency you’re going to get, and as you can see from the table above, the C-HR edges out its competition in this department, as well.

What to Expect in Safety Features

When it comes to protecting you and your passengers, you’re going to want to choose a crossover that provides the best in safety tech and in addition, has enough safety features to ensure that all bases are covered. Standard in the Honda HR-V are the following:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Multi-angle rearview mirror
  • Stability and traction control systems

Upgrading to the Touring, EX, and EX-L trim levels gives you access to additional safety systems, such as road-departure and advanced driver assistance.

In comparison, explains the writers of Autobytel, all trim levels of the C-HR come with Toyota’s Star Safety System, which bundles together everything found standard in the base models of the HR-V, as well as everything included in Safety Sense-P:

  • Pre-collision braking system with pedestrian detection
  • Full-speed range adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beams
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist

The Toyota C-HR provides drivers with far more standard safety features across all trim levels than the HR-V, meaning that you’re getting a lot more for your money!

Top of Technology

Tech features are a crucial part of any car, and these two crossovers don’t disappoint in that department. Base models of the HR-V have a 5-inch color touchscreen, and upgrading to a higher trim level will give you access to a 7-inch touchscreen. The C-HR, on the other hand, boasts an 8-inch color touchscreen that’s standard right across all trim levels. The C-HR also has some tech features the HR-V lacks, most notably things like Scout GPS, Siri Eyes Free, and Verizon Wi-Fi Connect.

So Which One Is Best?

As you can see, the 2019 Toyota C-HR and the 2019 Honda HR-V are very close in regard to everything they offer drivers, but there’s also a clear difference in which one offers the most. We might be a little biased at Westbury Toyota, but the facts don’t lie – the C-HR is a better choice for discerning drivers here on Long Island. It gives you top tier safety features, unparalleled tech, and a surprising amount of get up and go under the hood.

If we’ve piqued your interest with this crossover comparison, please pay us a visit! We’d love nothing more than to get you more acquainted with the 2019 Toyota C-HR!

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