The 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE is a novel crossover, where C-HR stands for the Coupe High-Rider and XLE can be explained as an Executive Luxury Edition acronym of a sort. However, the XLE name is quite weird, because both available trims of C-HR display this edition. Seems like Toyota is literally trying to be innovative with this model, and provides it with the 4 different doors, which surely isn’t typical for most of the coupes riding down the street.
This incremental innovation is however broken by the extreme resemblance to the older models of Toyota competitors – Nissan and Honda. Nonetheless, we have to give the C-HR final result an automotive masterpiece note, because it’s visual presence is absolutely stunning.
2018 Toyota C-HR XLE – Appearance and Features
First look at the appearance of the C-HR XLE model provides a double deja vu impression. It’s quite explainable because evidently the designers of C-HR were inspired by the Nissan Juke model. Here, they just added a few details courtesy of Honda H-RV and released a crossover which is a little bit larger than its forerunners.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE interior impression is very high. Besides ironically mentioned before, quite large central touchscreen, leather covered steering wheel and lane assistance, premium trim includes more details, such as heated seats and, surprisingly, fog lights. These features are completed by the attractive gadget of the lamps mounted in the side-view mirrors that are projecting the model logo alongside the front doors. But the C-HR model is not all coated in sugar. Continuing with drawbacks, the piano-black interior is rather a squeezed, restricted space which leaves a lot of space for the trunk.
Engine Details and Fuel Economy of the 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE
The 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE model will be dragged by the 2.0 liters capacity, 16 valves, and relatively long stroke. Besides the powerful description, this mechanism of propulsion is rather modest with just around 144 horsepower at 6k rpm.
It’s also notable that C-HR pays off economically, especially in the highway. According to the test, the C-HR model was reported to drive for 27 miles at one gallon in mixed use. It is also recorded 31 mpg on 200-mile highway test, which is 6 units above the official average measurements. Finally, the car is quite safe with the standard Toyota Safety Sense Technology, implemented within the arsenal of features.
Estimated Cost and Availability
The 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE price point is expected to equal 23.545 $. Additional, the premium features will cost approximately 2.000 $. The release of this mixed crossover is expected to drop in April next year.