2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Toyota C-HR: Find the Best Crossover for Your Needs

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR Crossover Comparison in Columbus, OH

When you take a look at crossover SUVs, it's easy to see why they're so popular. They have the extra height of an SUV combined with the city-friendly handling of a car. Of course, as a Subaru, the 2019 Crosstrek takes things one step further and adds off-road friendliness to the mix thanks to features like its standard AWD.

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek also presents exceptional value. It has a starting MSRP that's only slightly higher than that of the 2019 Toyota C-HR, but it gives you much more. To show you how Subaru stacks up to the competition, we've put together pages like this one that go into depth about the differences between these two crossovers. Once you've seen what makes the Subaru Crosstrek so special, we invite you to check out our inventory and head over for a test drive!

Two kayaks placed atop a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Interior Space & Capacity

Crossover SUVs have a reputation for being small. While it's true that the Subaru Crosstrek is smaller than other Subaru SUVs and has the same interior dimensions as the Subaru Impreza hatchback, the fact remains that it's still remarkably spacious. Step inside and you'll find a remarkable 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. The 2019 Toyota C-HR, on the other hand, has just 83.8 cubic feet of passenger space.

The Subaru Crosstrek also has a little more standard cargo space than the Toyota C-HR, but you'll see a huge difference when you fold down the seats: the Subaru Crosstrek has over 18 cubic feet more max cargo space than the Toyota C-HR. And whether you're bringing your bikes along for a trip or just have some extra cargo you need to stow, you'll love the standard roof rails that come on the Subaru Crosstrek. You won't find these sitting atop the Toyota C-HR.


Close-up of the headlights on a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Tech & Features

Space alone is enough to make the Crosstrek the more comfortable vehicle, but Subaru didn't stop there. Features like an available 8-speaker Harman Kardon audio system (six speakers is the most you'll get in the Toyota C-HR) give the Subaru Crosstrek a technological edge. Meanwhile, you'll get available features like heated front seats at a lower price tag in the Subaru Crosstrek.

Take a look at the exterior and the Subaru Crosstrek really shines--and we mean that literally! You can get LED Steering Responsive Headlights as an available upgrade on the Subaru Crosstrek. Not only do these deliver the brightness of LED lighting, but they also help illuminate the road ahead when you take a corner in the dark. You'll find only halogen headlights that don't respond to steering on the Toyota C-HR.


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Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Performance

Whether you're on or off the road, the Subaru Crosstrek is ready for the challenge. It comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, making it ready to handle all kinds of obstacles. In addition, you can add features like Hill Descent Control and X-MODE®, which provides more off-road prowess. While the Toyota C-HR does have available AWD, it will cost you more; this crossover comes standard as a two-wheel drive vehicle. And with just 5.9 inches of ground clearance, it will have a hard time handling rocks and other things you'll find on the trails.

In addition to being more prepared for off-road fun, the Subaru Crosstrek is an all-around better performer. Its BOXER® engine generates greater horsepower and torque than the engine in the Toyota C-HR. Despite its greater power and its standard AWD, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek actually gets better gas mileage when both SUVs are equipped with automatic transmission.


A 2019 Subaru Crosstrek drives down a rainy road.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Safety Ratings

Both Subaru and Toyota take your safety very seriously. However, when it comes to expert evaluations, the Subaru Crosstrek is the better choice. The 2019 Crosstrek earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, marking it as one of the safest vehicles on the road today. By comparison, the 2019 Toyota C-HR won no IIHS awards at all. The headlights we mentioned earlier are a big part of the reason why. IIHS rated the headlights on the 2019 Toyota C-HR "Poor," the lowest possible rating.

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Why Is a New Subaru the Right Choice for You?

When you choose a Subaru, you're choosing a vehicle that's designed to last. In fact, 97% of Subaru models that have been sold in the past decade are still taking their drivers where they need to go, and this is just the beginning. According to ALG, Subaru models keep their value better than vehicles from any other brand. And with the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own of all brands for 2019 (according to Kelley Blue Book), you're making a smart investment in addition to getting an amazing car or SUV.

At Byers Airport Subaru, we work hard to give you the easiest car-buying experience you'll ever have. Of course, we offer a huge inventory of new Subaru models, as well as regularly updated special purchase and lease offers. However, it's the unique, dedicated staff members that really make us who we are. You'll find our salespeople are helpful and friendly; they truly enjoy their job of helping you find the car or SUV that best suits your needs. If you'd like to schedule a test drive, or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or contact us by way of our online form. Come see what makes Byers Airport Subaru at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213, not far from Westerville and New Albany.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek2019 Toyota C-HR
$21,895Starting MSRP*$21,145
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
152Horsepower144
145 lb-ftTorque139 lb-ft
8.7 InchesGround Clearance5.9 Inches
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space83.8 Cubic Feet
20.8 Cubic FeetCargo Volume19 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume36.4 Cubic Feet
StandardAndroid Auto CompatibilityNot Available
33 Highway - 27 City (MPG)Fuel Economy (Automatic Transmission)31 Highway - 27 City (MPG)

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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