It wasn't that long ago that we introduced the C-HR in our article on Best Toyota Concept Cars, noting that we fully expected this groundbreaking 2-door compact crossover SUV to hit the Canadian market for your consumption. Well, that has become a reality here in the summer of 2017, with the 2018 C-HR arriving at our Greater Vancouver dealership. The exciting new vehicle is already turning the heads of all who glance upon it while cruising passed the lot, and we're fielding calls left and right. Why the buzz? Let's find out.
The first thing that let's you know you're not looking at just another crossover SUV is the sleek low profile of the CHR. While sitting on top of 18-inch wheels with rims more mesmerizing than a fidget spinner, the CHR will serve as your cruiser on coastal roads, the Sea to Sky highway, or downtown Vancouver alike. The cantilevered rear spoiler and steeply raked rear window add to the all around sporty look while the available two-toned color options let you customize the vehicle to match your personality. The C-HR is just as impactful at night, with projector-beam halogen headlights and distinctive cluster LED Daytime Running Lights.
Looking for some advice on color options? While all C-HR's are head turners, we especially love the Radiant Green Mica which best suits the natural beauty of the entire Greater Vancouver area.
The world's most valuable jewel has inspired the interior design of the C-HR, with a distinguishing diamond-motif texture accented by a soft-touch, leather-trimmed steering wheel and satin-plated shift knob. But the available Smart Key System opens up much more, such as available (XLE) dual sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors that let you see just how great you look in this trend-setting new ride.
You'd think that with all of the focused attention to building one of the most beautiful interiors to ever grace an SUV, that there would be some sacrifice to cargo space. But this is not the case. Instead, the C-HR provides for all of the conveniences you've come to expect from Toyota crossover SUVs, including 60/40 split fold rear seats, 36.4 cu.ft. behind the first row and a total 83.8 cu.ft. of passenger volume.
The push button start ignites an experience unlike any other vehicle in this class. One of the first features you'll notice is found inside of the gauge cluster, where a standard 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display glows, providing you with all of the driver-centric information you could ever need, including average fuel economy, outside temperature, driving modes and a G-Force Monitor. As you pull out (or back in) you'll note the standard auto-dimming rearview mirror. This feature reduces distracting nighttime glare, providing you with a crystal clear view to accompany the mirror-encased full-color display that shows what your standard backup camera detects behind. The efficient experience is enhanced by available driver/passenger heated seats, standard dual zone climate control, and a standard electric parking break with break hold.
Toyota's commitment to auto-infotainment is carried over into the C-HR better than ever. Available is a 7-inch touch-screen, six speakers, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB with
iPhone connectivity/control, HD Radio Technology, voice recognition with voice training, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth and convenient steering wheel controls.
The C-HR's comfortable front bucket seats feature deep bolsters to keep you cradled as you bend the corners of the Lower Mainland. You'll appreciate this addition, given the power given by the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which dispatches 144 horsepower. Factor in sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode and you've witnessed the new definition of crossover SUV driving. In the mood for more spirited acceleration? The C-HR's Sport Mode sharpens the throttle to deliver just that. All of this comes at very little expense to your pocket book, thanks to an EPA-estimated suite that equates an mpg city/highway/combined of 27/31/29.
The on-road experience is backed by the Star Safety System and Toyota Safety Sense P, ensuring that you, your passengers, and others on the road remain as safe as can be.
This is the part that really gets people excited. The aesthetics alone are one thing, but it's almost impossible to believe that you get all of the standard items noted above, at a base price that starts at just $26,575 CAD (at print) for the 2018 SUV. Toyota has outdone itself with this vehicle, delivering the design of the future with a price that accommodates today's economy, no matter what that looks like for your household.
View the complete line of Toyota C-HRs on our lot today. Ready to test drive the very first of its name? Schedule an appointment to get behind the wheel of the C-HR by contacting our Greater Vancouver dealership today.