Toyota is operating a few changes across the C-HR family, with the most significant one being the introduction of a new entry-level grade.
Called the LE, as CarsDirect reports, it will have a starting price of $21,990, including the $1,045 destination charge. In this flavor, the 2019 Toyota C-HR is $1,505 more affordable than the current XLE, while the Honda HR-V, one of its main rivals, has an MSRP of $19,670.
Opting for the 2019 Toyota C-HR LE means having to make do without some of the features offered on the XLE. These include the 18-inch rims, which have dropped to 17-inches in size, white or black roof options and the new Blue Flame exterior color. Thankfully, the new base model doesn’t drastically cut back on safety features, as the automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control are still there.
The blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert isn’t available for the LE, but it can be had on the XLE or Limited at no extra cost.
Toyota will deepen the gap between the new LE and current XLE by making the latter $530 more expensive. In return, paying the premium will get you equipment such as the aforementioned 18-inch alloys, smart key, auto-folding side mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors and puddle illumination.
With an MSRP of $27,045, the 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited brings leather trim, power lumbar support for the driver’s seat, seat back pockets and improved infotainment. Rain-sensing wipers can be ordered as an option, along with the Entune 3.0 Premium, which adds Wi-Fi support and dynamic navigation. The latter is a feature that’s available solely on the Limited.
Elsewhere, this trim level benefits from a few exterior updates, such as the red bumper garnish, piano black B pillars and chrome window trim.
Note: 2018 Toyota C-HR pictured