If you’re familiar with the Toyota lineup, then you’ve definitely heard about the all-new C-HR crossover that recently made its way to dealership lots across the country. Now that it’s available, we’re showing drivers how it stacks up against the classic RAV4 in this head-to-head battle for a better idea of what each vehicle offers.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR has two trims to choose from: XLE and XLE Premium. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has five gas trims: LE, XLE, SE Limited and Platinum. It also offers three hybrid trims: XLE Hybrid, SE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. We’re going to focus on the two entry-level base trims to keep the comparison even, so the 2018 C-HR XLE versus the RAV4 LE.
2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4
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As we can see from the chart above, the 2018 Toyota C-HR and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 have some noticeable differences when it comes to performance capabilities. Drivers looking for a crossover that’s more fuel efficient may opt for the C-HR. However, those in need of a more powerful option may turn toward the RAV4. It’s capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, which is not recommended in the C-HR.
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Both vehicles offer seating for five including the driver. When it comes to extra room for additional cargo, the RAV4 definitely takes the cake. Drivers will find 38.4 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 73.4 cubic feet with it folded down. In the C-HR, there is 19 cubic feet behind the rear seat ad 36.4 cubic feet is revealed when it’s folded down.
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Drivers will find standard features such as cruise control, an outside temperature gauge, keyless entry and a backup camera in both vehicles. However, the base trim of the C-HR is equipped with a few more standard features not found on the RAV4 including automatic climate control, a cargo area cover, illuminated vanity mirrors and a leather steering wheel.
Those interested in learning more about the 2018 Toyota C-HR or the 2017 Toyota RAV4 are encouraged to reach out to our team here at Western Slope Toyota for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel of either crossover by scheduling a test drive online today.