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2018 Toyota C-HR: The Perfect Sport Utility Vehicle for the City

One look at the new C-HR’s design is enough to realize this is not your average SUV, and after a few minutes behind the wheel you will realize that it doesn’t drive like one either.

The subcompact SUV segment is in full swing, with a host of new models hitting the market at a hurried pace. Chief among these new models is the all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR, Toyota’s latest SUV that is aimed squarely at active buyers who want a vehicle that stands out. One look at the new C-HR’s design is enough to realize this is not your average SUV, and after a few minutes behind the wheel, you will realize that it doesn’t drive like one either.

2018 Toyota C-HR: designed to be fun

When Toyota designed the C-HR as a Scion model originally, the Japanese manufacturer wanted to create a fun sport utility vehicle that you would actually enjoy driving. Spend a few minutes behind the wheel of the 2018 C-HR and you will see that the mission was accomplished.

Powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque, the 2018 Toyota C-HR sends its power to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission.

This transmission will certainly help with fuel economy, but it has also been designed to simulate gear changes (7 in total) to allow the driver to feel more connected to the road. That means that you get all the benefits of a CVT transmission when it comes to fuel economy, along with the driving feel of a traditional automatic transmission.

Built on Toyota’s Global Architecture platform, the C-HR is also quite impressive in the twisties and provides the driver with a very connected feeling through the steering wheel that reacts briskly to driver inputs.

Safety is at the heart of the 2018 Toyota C-HR

Yes, the 2018 Toyota C-HR was designed to be fun, but it was also designed to be safe. Featuring Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite of driver assistance technologies, the 2018 C-HR comes standard, yes standard, with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning and avoidance with pedestrian detection, automatic headlights, and lane departure warning with steering assist.

Most will agree that’s not a bad list of standard features considering the 2018 C-HR’s starting price of less than $25,000. You also get a rear-view camera, heated seats, 17-inch wheels, and dual-zone climate controls. Opt for the Premium model and you also get blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, 18-inch wheels, and folding heated side mirrors.

To learn more about the 2018 Toyota C-HR, contact us today at North Bay Toyota!

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