Compare the Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota C-HR in Evansville, IN

Small crossover SUVs are excellent for drivers seeking extra utility and comfort for their daily drives, without sacrificing maneuverability or taking on large requirements. And while drivers from Princeton to Henderson KY have more than a few options in the ever-growing segment, few nameplates are more well-rounded and capable than the Subaru Crosstrek. In addition to its convenient exterior dimensions and versatile and spacious cabin, Crosstrek also delivers useful off-road ability with tall ground clearance and standard all-wheel-drive.

One class competitor to which the Crosstrek is often compared is the Toyota C-HR. It's sleek and stylish and offers sporty handling and a decent selection of standard features. However, while the C-HR has some strengths, a head-to-head comparison with the Subaru Crosstrek quickly reveals significant deficiencies.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota C-HR: Performance

  • Standard Engine: The Subaru Crosstrek is more powerful and more efficient than the Toyota C-HR. Under the hood, Crosstrek's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque and achieves an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway. The same engine on the Toyota C-HR makes 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque and achieves 31 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, Subaru utilizes a flat Boxer® engine for better balance and lower vibration than a standard inline four-cylinder.

  • Optional Engine: New for 2021, the Subaru Crosstrek also offers a more powerful 2.5-liter engine option that boosts output to 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. Despite the power increase, the new engine doesn't sacrifice fuel economy, achieving an EPA-estimated highway rating of 34 mpg. The Toyota C-HR doesn't offer an alternate engine.

  • All-Wheel-Drive: The Crosstrek comes standard with Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system for superior handling and control in the rain or on loose gravel roads. When equipped with available X-Mode, Crosstrek can automatically control the throttle response, all-wheel-drive, transmission, and hill-descent control for improved operation on challenging surfaces. The Toyota C-HR doesn't offer all-wheel-drive, even as an option.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota C-HR: Accommodations and Utility

  • Passenger Space: The Subaru Crosstrek makes good use of its 121.7 cubic feet cabin volume, providing roomier passenger accommodations than the C-HR. Sitting in the front of the Crosstrek, riders will enjoy more headroom (39.8 in. to 38.1 in.), shoulder room (56.7 to 49.0), and hip room (55.1in to 53.0). For backseat passengers, Crosstrek offers nearly 7 inches more hip room, 5 inches more legroom, and 3 inches more shoulder room.

  • Cargo and Utility: One of the primary benefits of selecting a crossover SUV over a sedan is the increased cargo space. The Subaru Crosstrek provides a versatile and spacious cargo area that expands to 55.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Toyota C-HR is a little too compact, offering just 37 cubic feet of max cargo capacity. Additionally, Crosstrek comes standard with roof rails for more cargo options. With the C-HR, you'll have to add them yourself after the purchase.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota C-HR: Features and Technology

  • Infotainment: The Crosstrek and C-HR both come standard with a touchscreen infotainment system and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Safety: Both Crosstrek and C-HR offer a full suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies, including collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. However, the Crosstrek comes standard with Pre-Collision Throttle Management and offers available reverse automatic braking, which C-HR doesn't have.

  • Notable Features: The Crosstrek comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels and offers an available power sunroof and a Harman Kardon premium audio system. The C-HR only offers alloy wheels on higher trims, and neither a sunroof nor a premium audio system is available.
  • Test Drive the New Subaru Crosstrek near Owensboro, KY

    If you'd like to learn more about the new Subaru Crosstrek and its available amenities, finance offers, and lease deals, please contact Romain Subaru. When you're ready to check out the features, performance, and accommodations in person, we invite you to schedule a test drive. We would love to give you a tour.

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