2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Which Toyota Crossover Is Right For Me?

2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

For decades, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has been a dominant model in the crossover SUV segment among drivers throughout Shelby and Mt. Holly. Now, Toyota is increasing its share of the market with the introduction of an all-new model, the 2018 Toyota C-HR. While there are a handful of similar elements between these two crossovers—including the fact that both come with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ and a range of advanced technologies—there are, of course, differences to consider as well. Take a look at this comparison of these exciting two models, and then test drive both vehicles at Toyota of Gastonia!

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Toyota C-HR gets its power from a 2.0L inline-four engine, which comes mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and generates a sure-footed 144 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent to the front wheels, and with this setup, the CH-R is able to get an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.

The 2017 Toyota RAV-4, by contrast, comes with a 2.5L inline-four that makes 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, which it can then send to either the front wheels or all four via a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy on the RAV4, while slightly lower than the C-HR, is still quite strong at an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city.

2018 Toyota C-HR

 

Design

The Toyota C-HR is a unique, new entry into Toyota’s lineup, positioning itself somewhere between a traditional crossover SUV and a hatchback. Its smaller dimensions make it easy to maneuver throughout city streets, and its dynamic style makes it sure to stand out. Able to seat up to five passengers, the C-HR possesses a dedicated cargo volume of 19.0 cubic feet and a max cargo volume of 36.4 cubic feet.

The RAV4 remains a traditional small crossover SUV with spacious dimensions for up to five adults. It’s an ideal everyday ride for growing suburban families, boasting a dedicated cargo volume of 38.4 cubic feet and a max cargo volume of 73.4 cubic feet.

2018 Toyota C-HR

 

Price

Luckily, Mt. Holly drivers will find both of these Toyota crossovers to be quite affordable:

  • Toyota C-HR – MSRP from $22,500*
  • Toyota RAV4 – MSRP from $24,410*
2018 Toyota C-HR

Experience These Thrilling Toyota Crossover SUVs Today

Whether you’re interested in horsepower, fuel economy, cargo space, or affordability, there’s a Toyota crossover that’s right for you! If you’re interested in getting a closer look at Toyota’s all-new subcompact crossover or its perennially popular compact crossover, schedule a trip to Toyota of Gastonia, located at 4821 Wilkinson Blvd in Gastonia, NC. Check out our financing options, too, and give us a call at (855) 889-9794 if you have any questions.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $835 for Cars, $900 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $995 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title, available or regionally required equipment, and $599 dealer documentary fee. Actual dealer price will vary.