2019 Toyota C-HR Said To Gain New Base Trim Starting At Under $22,000

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.

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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

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  • Soob

    Needs AWD.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Needs cargo space.

    • :/ Yurr

      AWD doesn’t need to be on this, it’s slow enough as it is haha.

  • PhilMcGraw

    I agree it needs AWD but it also could use the hybrid power train as well. That is what would really set it apart.

    I would love to see the Camry’s hybrid power train in it. It would give the CH-R the power it needs while also offering improved fuel economy.

  • BlackPegasus

    Does the US versions still get the outdated Scion radio unit and no leather options?

    • PhilMcGraw

      I think this article is referring to the US models and it says the Limited trim will get leather seating and they also updated the head unit with Entune 3.0 which is the one found on the Camry and Avalon.

      • SpongeBob99Swell

        I believe the Entune 3.0. system would even be standard accross the board from what I can predict. I guarantee it’ll also include Apple CarPlay judging by the fact that the recently launched all-new Avalon, RAV4, and Corolla Hatch (only ones to have it for now at least) all have it.

        Other current models with that system like the recently all-new Camry and newly refreshed Sienna, might probably get it for the 2019 MY as well…. hopefully.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Give it the all-new 2.0L I4 from the new Corolla Hatchback and an AWD option, and I’d say it is a significant improvement!

  • DMax

    I think I’d be embarrassed to be seen in this thing.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    *do need it

  • Six Thousand Times

    I think it looks OK and I don’t care for SUVs but with no awd and not enough oomph, it doesn’t have what it takes.

  • Today I saw, for the first time, one of these up close… It really is something different, I guess the first car to really mess up all traditional ideas(for a car), from all sides.
    Respect to Toyota for making it.

  • fgclolz

    I was in the market for a car earlier this year and this is one of the “crossovers” I checked out. It’s really gimmicky and has bad visibility, and not aesthetically-pleasing at all. If you want a crossover just go for a Subaru Crosstrek or a Honda HRV, which are more practical and actually look nice, although both are severely underpowered.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Oh, I’m not disagreeing. The CX-3 needs lots of cargo space.

    But I drive a Scion xB.

  • Peter Gaskin

    How does it compare in price to the Mazda CX3, the cheapest SUV in its class?

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