2019 Toyota C-HR AWD and Hybrid

The Japanese carmaker is updating 2019 Toyota C-HR. Reorganization of trim levels will make this model cheaper at the base trim. From 2019, it won’t be an XLE but LE. At the same time, new additions to existing trims will make their price go up. We will see how buyers will accept these changes leading to price bump.

Under the hood the same drivetrain powers the compact SUV. Well, there are some intentions to make 2019 Toyota C-HR hybrid. This, in combination with all-wheel drive, would make a huge impact on this class. At the moment, the C-HR is using only FWD as the only option.

2019 Toyota C-HR concept

2019 Toyota C-HR Specs

The energy source for 2019 Toyota C-HR is a 2.0-liter I-4 engine. This unit is ready to produce 150 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. From the compact crossover and its small engine, we could expect better fuel economy. This drivetrain can return 31 mpg for a highway drive. On the other hand, gas mileage in an urban area is 27 mpg. It could get better with a hybrid engine. Transmission mated to the four-cylinder mill is CVT. It will offer manual and sport drive modes, but drivers were not impressed with it in previous editions.

2019 Toyota C-HR Hybrid

Toyota is one of the leaders in the electrification of their cars. Well, it is not on Tesla’s level, but all across the fleet, we will find a hybrid, PHEVs, and EVs. In the crossover segment, Rav4 is probably the most popular. Also, the Highlander is the only mid-size three-row SUV with such drivetrain. The next one to be electrified is 2019 Toyota C-HR.

This move would improve the crossover in many ways. We all know that even the mild-hybrid boosts mileage and horsepower output. What is more important, Toyota would have the responsibility to the big treat by Ford. The US carmaker is investing billions of dollars into the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. In next couple of years, we will see more and more of these cars. However, Toyota will give all to maintain its leadership position in this segment.

2019 Toyota C-HR interior

2019 Toyota C-HR AWD

Another big tuning is almost ready for 2019 Toyota C-HR. Current model comes only with front-wheel drive setup. From the next season, the Japanese carmaker will add an all-wheel choice to buyers of conventional petrol models. Unlike the hybrid, the 2019 Toyota C-HR AWD is going to consume more fuel. However, nothing radical is changing, since the gas mileage could drop by only one point.

2019 Toyota C-HR Facelift

The new crossover will use more lightweight materials for body parts. These will make it less heavy. Further, mass drop leads to better mileage and more agile handling. Maneuverability, in combination with AWD, will make the new Toyota C-HR more capable for an off-road drive. Well, its main purpose is to transport people in crowded areas.

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Toyota C-HR Price

The base trim level of the 2019 Toyota C-HR will be LE. While the current model is available for $23,500, the next one will be $1,500 cheaper. Well, LE trim brings fewer features than XLE, which was the entry-level. Now, the same trim costs $500 more. The XLE Premium is getting a price boost as well, and its cost now goes over $25,000.

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