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2018 Toyota Ch-R Review

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2018 Toyota Ch-R Review


If you are shopping for a new Toyota, the 2018 Toyota C-HR should be on your list, especially if you were a fan of the now-defunct Scion brand. Searching for a new Toyota in Edmonton will turn up nearly 20 models, but the C-HR is the newest one of them all, a compact SUV with a unique look that's certain to be the talk of the town.

2018 Toyota C-HR Overview

The five-passenger C-HR is the first compact Toyota SUV that isn't a RAV4. Unlike other models in the segment, including the Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax, this new Toyota is front-wheel drive only -- no all-wheel-drive model is available. But Alberta drivers have shown that they're okay without it as the targeted audience includes Toyota Matrix owners who overwhelmingly chose front-wheel drive. Snow and ice? No problem! One engine is available, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Generating 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque, this engine moves the near-1500 kg C-HR effortlessly. Importantly, Natural Resources Canada estimates the new Toyota delivers 8.7 L/100 km.

A Matter of Style

New Toyota Edmonton shoppers will immediately notice the 2018 Toyota C-HR advances an unusual style. The C-HR name tells why -- it stands for "coupe high rider," denoting the vehicle's coupe-like look. Indeed, a quick scan of the body reveals what almost looks like a coupe with two visible front door handles. Look closer and you'll find the rear door handles nearly hidden in the rear roof pillar. Add in an unusual collection of character lines, body sculpting and rocker panel trim, and the new Toyota suggest constant movement -- an intended design attribute. You'll also find nine colour choices, including three with contrasting white roofs. Inside, the flowing curve design continues, including a diamond-inspired look on the door trim. Soft-touch materials decorate many surfaces; leather wraps the steering wheel. The fabric-trimmed sport seats in the front are especially comfortable and supportive. The cargo area is concealed with a cover or you can fold down the rear seat to more than double your cargo carrying capacity.

Two Trims to Consider

Toyota offers the 2018 C-HR in two trims: XLE and XLE Premium. Both come surprisingly well equipped for the segment, supplying such driver-assist aids as lane departure alert and assist, pre-collision alert with pedestrian detection, and full-range adaptive cruise control included. Other features certain to appeal to new Toyota Edmonton shoppers include dual-zone climate control, a backup camera, digital clock, and a 6-speaker audio system with a 7-inch colour display. You'll also find a USB input port, an auxiliary input jack, and enjoy Bluetooth connectivity. Choose the top trim and you'll gain automatic folded and heated side mirrors with puddle lamps, 18-inch wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Available heated front seats is one option you'll want for warding off a morning chill.

Shopping for Your New Toyota in Edmonton

Now that you have background information about the 2018 Toyota C-HR, isn't it time to make an appointment with your local new Toyota dealer to test drive one? At ToyotaNorthwest Edmonton we have a supply of C-HR's on hand -- make an appointment or swing by today to learn more.

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