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The New 2019 Toyota CH-R Tries to Take on the 2019 Honda HR-V in El Cerrito

Spoiler alert: it's not really a close competition. If you're looking for a subcompact crossover SUV in El Cerrito that's fun to drive, that can fit your whole crew, that can carry an entire load of gear, and can do it all without breaking the bank, the Honda HR-V consistently comes out on top. But, we believe in a sporting competition, so we'll take a look at how the Toyota C-HR and the Honda HR-V match up in a variety of categories, including engine power and performance, interior space, comfort, and more.

Take a look at Toyota's newest crossover vs Honda's most flexible small SUV to see which is right for you.

2019 Toyota C-HR vs. 2019 Honda HR-V

  • The Honda HR-V offers 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row--the Toyota C-HR, only 19 cu. ft.
  • The Honda HR-V boasts a whopping 58.8 cubic feet of storage room with the middle row folded flat--the Toyota C-HR maxes out at a mere 36.4 cu. ft. total
  • Both of these small SUVs come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • The Toyota C-HR offers slightly more horsepower than the Honda HR-V, at 144 HP vs 141 HP
  • Both crossovers offer an available CVT--the Honda HR-V dropped its standard manual transmission for 2019, so the CVT now comes standard
  • While the Toyota C-HR is tuned for slightly higher power, the Honda HR-V's driving dynamics make it the more responsive, and more fun, choice
  • The Honda HR-V is available with an optional All-Wheel-Drive System--the Toyota C-HR is not
  • Pick from basic trim levels in the C-HR lineup, or three distinctive and well-equipped trim levels in the Honda HR-V lineup
  • The 2019 Honda HR-V starts at $20,520*
  • The Toyota C-HR starts at $20,945 thanks to the addition of an entry-level LE grade for 2019

* Any prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices. Honda vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.