Which Subcompact Crossover Offers the Features You Need?

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or the 2019 Toyota C-HR?

The Subaru Crossover is well-known for its versatility and rugged design. Whether you're looking for a reliable commuter vehicle or an outdoorsy model that can handle tough driving conditions, the new Crosstrek does it all. Even though the new Crosstrek has a small frame, it still offers lots of room for dogs, luggage, and equipment. 

The 2019 Toyota C-HR is a top competitor in the segment, but let's see how exactly it fairs against the features of the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek vs. Toyota CH-R


Power & Performance

  • The new Crosstrek comes with a direct-injection 2.0-liter engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque while the C-HR has a sequential MPI 2.0-liter engine that produces 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque.
  • The all-new Crosstrek Hybrid trim is the most efficient all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in America. However, the new Toyota C-HR does not have a hybrid option.
  • If you want to have all-wheel drive for your daily driving then there isn't an available option for you on the Toyota C-HR. The new Crosstrek comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every trim level for complete control and extra traction.
  • The Crosstrek can tow up to 1,500 pounds, but the Toyota C-HR is not equipped with towing capabilities.


  • Both the new Crosstrek and the new C-HR come with Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration and Bluetooth® connectivity capabilities. However, the Crosstrek also comes with Android Auto™ so that all the Android users can connect as well.
  • The C-HR earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA for its advanced safety features. The Crosstrek earned the same score from the NHSTA and was chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.
  • While both models come with Bluetooth®, only the Crosstrek comes with an onboard hands-free communications system.

Interior & Exterior

  • When it comes to passenger volume, the Crosstrek leaves the C-HR far behind. The Crosstrek has more room in the second row and offers a total of 100.0 cubic feet of passenger volume while the C-HR only offers 83.8 cubic feet.
  • The Crosstrek again stands out when you look at cargo space. The C-HR comes with a maximum of 36.4 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats down while the Crosstrek delivers 55.3 cubic feet, allowing for significantly more room for luggage and equipment.
  • The Toyota C-HR does offer a pretty sleek exterior design, but the Crosstrek shows off its design by choosing to emphasize substance over style. The Crosstrek is designed with 8.7-inches of ground clearance to the C-HR's 5.9-inches. The Crosstrek also comes with standard roof rails.


  • The C-HR does have a slightly lower starting price than the Crosstrek. However, if you consider that Crosstrek comes with both standard all-wheel drive and technology that the C-HR doesn't offer, the Crosstrek delivers more features for its price.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2019 Crosstrek for a Superior Driving Experience!

As you can tell, the new 2019 Crosstrek has more of the essential features that you need than the new 2019 Toyota C-HR. The Crosstrek outperforms the C-HR in performance, technology, and interior and exterior design. The only area where the C-HR has a slight upper hand is in price, which is understandable with it offering overall fewer features.

The Toyota C-HR has many impressive features, but when compared to the Subaru Crosstrek, it's not quite at the same level. If you want to witness the Crosstrek's impressive features for yourself, simply schedule a test drive or stop by our Subaru dealer in Ballwin, MO and experience the Crosstrek's rugged design in action! Feel free to browse our full Subaru inventory and see how other models compare, as well. 


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