Compare the New Subaru Crosstrek to the Toyota C-HR in St. Louis, MO

Small crossovers like the new Subaru Crosstrek are perfect for all kinds of St. Louis drivers. They're efficient enough to reasonably handle daily commuting around the St. Louis area, while the right selection will provide all-weather, all-terrain capabilities for adventures that take you anywhere. But as you set out looking for your next ride, consider several options, and see what makes the new Crosstrek a top selection, our Ballwin, MO Subaru dealership is your best bet when it comes to easy car shopping, fair and straightforward auto financing, and deals that can't be beaten. Make your way over to our Subaru dealership from Chesterfield, MO and Belleville, IL today and see more from the new Crosstrek.

As you consider this versatile and thrifty crossover, you'll want an idea about similar models available in the St. Louis area. That's why we're laying out this comparison between the Subaru Crosstrek and the Toyota C-HR, so you can see which model best fits for your budget, travel needs, and sense of style. Of course, you'll want to block off some time to test drive a few options, though we encourage you to first come over to Dean Team Subaru to try out the latest versions of the Crosstrek. We're confident you'll find this small Subaru crossover to be your top option for a well-rounded, capable, and affordable vehicle.


Subaru Crosstrek


Toyota C-HR

Engine Output152 horsepower & 145 pound-feet of torque145 Horsepower & 139 lb-ft torque
All-Wheel DriveStandardNot Available
Fuel Economy with Continuously Variable Transmission28/33 mpg city/highway (AWD)27/31 mpg city/highway (FWD)
Fuel Tank Capacity16.6 gallons 13.2 gallons
Ground Clearance8.7 inches5.9 inches
Raised Roof RailsStandardNot Available
Passenger Volume100.9 cubic feet86.0 cubic feet
Rear Legroom36.5 inches31.7 inches
Cargo Space55.3 cubic feet37 cubic feet
Heated Steering WheelAvailableNot Available
High-Beam AssistAvailableNot Available

Performance and Capabilities:

Neither of these small crossovers deliver top-end performance levels, so any small advantage is worth considering. The Crosstrek delivers 152 horsepower, while the C-HR tops out at 144 horsepower. Both vehicles use the same-sized standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. The Subaru Crosstrek also impresses with 145 pound-feet of torque, bettering the C-HR's 139 pound-feet output. Where the Crosstrek comes out on top is its standard AWD system, a feature that's important for a crossover and isn't even available with the Toyota C-HR. Adding another point in favor of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek comes with the new Crosstrek Sport trim. This new model introduces a 2.5-liter DOHC engine, which delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque - the C-HR can't match these numbers.

Ground Clearance

Along with standard AWD and a high-end suspension system, the Subaru Crosstrek also features 8.7 inches of ground clearance, considerably more than the 5.9-inch clearance with the Toyota C-HR. If you're the kind of driver who likes to travel off the beaten path beyond the St. Louis area, the Subaru Crosstrek is the best choice.

Cargo Capacity

The main reason to choose a small crossover or SUV over a sedan or hatchback is its interior space. While the C-HR has a larger cabin volume, the Subaru Crosstrek provides far more room for cargo than its competitor. Featuring 55.3 cubic feet of cargo room, compared to only 37 cubic feet in the C-HR, the Crosstrek has plenty of room for all kinds of stuff you're bringing with you on your travels around Ballwin, St. Louis, and beyond.

Long-Term Value

Though Toyota makes vehicles that are durable and reliable for the long-haul, it still can't compare to the new Subaru models you'll find here in Ballwin in terms of long-term value. Most new Subaru models, including the Crosstrek, will remain on the road for 10-years or longer while maintaining strong resale value and a sense of safety, reliability, and trustworthiness that you can't put a price on. Consider the value of your next small crossover both in terms of your present-day budget, and for your plans further down the road and see why the new Subaru Crosstrek is the way to go with that in mind.

For a great new Subaru Crosstrek, the best bet in this segment of small vehicles, visit our Subaru dealership in St. Louis today. Before heading over, apply for financing online, and use our other online tools to shop smartly so you can save on a great new Subaru Crosstrek.

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