2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Honda HR-V
Instead of going for a full SUV, many people have gravitated toward the small crossover utility vehicle. It combines the best utility of an SUV with the sensibilities of a sedan, and two vehicles at the head of the pack are the Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR.
We’ve placed the 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2018 Toyota C-HR side by side to compare all the differences in features and capabilities. Read more about the key differences between the two in this in-depth review, and learn where you can test drive the winning vehicle.
Toyota C-HR vs. Honda HR-V: Performance
The Honda is equipped with a 141-horsepower 1.8-liter inline-4 that’s paired with either a continuous variable transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The Toyota C-HR is equipped with a 144-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that’s paired to a continuously variable transmission.
Both cars are quick enough for crossovers, but the 2018 C-HR offers the maneuverability to effectively move through high-traffic situations. In addition, the Toyota has a lower seating position, which lessens the feel of body rolls in tight turns.
C-HR vs. HR-V: Safety
The C-HR comes equipped with 10 airbags, a rearview camera, hill-start assist, and the Toyota Safety Sense-P package of active-safety features. That package includes forward-collision warnings with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warnings with lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and an audio lockout for the touchscreen while it’s in motion.
The Honda’s standard safety features include a rearview camera, and LaneWatch, a right-side camera that behaves similarly to a blind-spot monitor, is available on higher trims. Honda’s HondaSensing safety suite is not available for the HR-V, so there’s no options for the more advanced tech offered by Toyota.
It’s also worth mentioning that while the Toyota C-HR is untested, due to how new it is, the Honda received mixed ratings with the NHTSA and the IIHS. Though it received a five-star rating overall, it received four-star ratings in some of its subcategories for the NHTSA. The IIHS gave it some “Good” scoring, but also only rated it “Acceptable” for others, such as the small-overlap crash tests.
2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Honda HR-V: Features
The base Honda offers power windows, locks, and mirrors, as well as a tilting/telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth audio, and a rearview camera. Paddle shifters, satellite radio, navigation, leather upholstery, sunroof, a touchscreen interface, and heated seats are only available on higher trim levels.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR only offers two trim levels, but they are both well-equipped. The base includes power windows, locks, and mirrors, dual-zone climate control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system with steering-wheel controls, a rearview camera, and a rear cargo light. Though each trim level has a single option, there’s a wide range of customization accessories and options that are available for personalization.
Test Drive the 2018 Toyota C-HR at Ron Hibbard Toyota
The 2018 Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V are both accomplished small utility vehicles. However, the lack of options and safety features, as well as the mixed safety ratings, place the Honda HR-V behind the Toyota C-HR in this battle of the crossover SUVs.
To see the difference for yourself, visit Ron Hibbard Toyota and schedule your test drive of the 2018 Toyota C-HR. Contact us today!