Can the 2019 Toyota C-HR in Covington LA Compete With the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek?

Toyota has gone the value route with the 2019 Toyota C-HR in Covington LA. Because of this, standard equipment is limited to automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, and dual-zone automatic climate control. In contrast, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek in Covington LA is equipped with several standard safety and convenience features. It is part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced in 2018. Can the Toyota C-HR compete with the features on the Subaru Crosstrek?

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is a small SUV based on the Subaru Impreza and comes with standard all-wheel-drive and seating for five. It is powered by a 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission.

What’s new?

Subaru's EyeSight safety system is now part of the Limited trim level and is available for the CVT-equipped 2.0i version. EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. The Starlink telematics system gained a few new features for the 2019 model year as well.

Why you should consider the Subaru Crosstrek

  • Spacious interior for a hatchback of its size
  • Great overall package 

  • Off-road capable, on-road comfortable 

  • Plucky feel 

  • Quiet, refined demeanor 

  • Lots of safety tech

  • Offers optional safety features not typically found in the class
  • High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability 

  • Comfortable ride quality 

Driving

Thanks to its relatively quiet and smooth ride, the Crosstrek is pleasant to drive on the highway. The seats are generally comfortable and well-bolstered.

Interior

The Crosstrek's controls are laid out well, and the car is easy to get in and out of. There's plenty of room in both the front and back seat. Thanks to the Crosstrek's lifted ride height (compared to its Impreza sibling), visibility is excellent.

Technology

Standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give the Crosstrek an easy entry point for tech-savvy users. The center screen's crisp graphics are appealing and is one of the nicer available interfaces.

The 2019 Toyota CH-R

Toyota's smallest crossover—the 2019 Toyota C-HR in Covington LA—made a splash when it boldly rolled onto dealer lots in 2018, and it's back for an encore performance. Its low-slung body and available two-tone color schemes help it stand out, but its performance and practicality don't stack up well against rivals. Its fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder drives the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) but all-wheel-drive is not an option.

Driving

There's no getting around it: The 2019 Toyota C-HR in Covington LA is slow. You really need to plan your moves in advance because there's a long delay before it starts moving. Once the movement underway, acceleration is weak.

Interior

The C-HR's interior is reasonably attractive thanks to a rather simple layout. It can accommodate adult passengers in all seats, though there are some drawbacks for taller drivers and rear passengers.

Technology

The addition of Apple CarPlay and a built-in navigation system is a significant improvement for the 2019 C-HR. It also continues to benefit from plenty of standard advanced safety features. Unfortunately, it still lacks Android Auto.

Pick the best of the best

The best choice out there is the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Stop by Baldwin Subaru for a test drive and experience it for yourself.

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