2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Which Toyota Crossover Is Right For Me?
2018 Toyota C-HR
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.
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.
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*
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 (877) 236-3157 if you have any questions.