Toyota’s Juke-Fighting C-HR Crossover Starts Under $25k

2018 Toyota C-HR

Toyota’s new Nissan Juke fighter, the C-HR compact SUV, will start at $24,690 when it arrives in Canada this spring. The model will come in just one trim level with a preferred package available offering some extra goodies.

The aggressively styled, especially for Toyota, C-HR – which stands for Compact High Rider – is a compact crossover that Toyota says will seat five adults. The only trim level will be an XLE model with a 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 144 hp attached to a continuously variable transmission that has simulated manual shifting. The combination is rated at 8.5 L/100 km city, 7.5 highway.

The $24,690 C-HR will have a display audio system with a 7.0-inch screen and Bluetooth connectivity. It will also have dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, 17-inch alloys, and a full-colour 4.2-inch information display in the dash.

While it looks and sounds like a crossover, the C-HR is front-drive only, and at just 149 mm, it has five mm less ground clearance than a Camry. The almost as stylish Juke offers 44 hp more and all-wheel drive.

Toyota will offer an upgrade to a premium package that includes 18-inch alloys and push button start along with blind spot and rear cross traffic monitoring.

The Toyota C-HR will go on sale May 1st.

2018 Toyota C-HR pricing:

Toyota C-HR XLE $24,690
Toyota C-HR XLE Premium $26,290

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Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Evan is based in Halifax, and has been a car nut for as long as anyone can remember. He autocrosses, does lapping days and TSD rallies, breaks cars and then fixes them again.
  • Jean-marc Lanois

    better have some hp under the hood

  • Anton Aleksandrovich

    It looks much better than Juke, that’s for sure.

  • Claude Martin

    144…

  • Jarek Wysocki

    Well. This article put this vehicle as competitor to Juke but it seems it does not measure up. Question is did Toyota made this car as competition to Juke ? I doubt it.

  • Chris Miner

    The Juke is done this year as Nissan is phasing it out. The ground clearance is less than a Camry and no AWD,

  • Ronald Shane Ranson

    Both cars are design disasters.