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On the fence between the 2018 Toyota C-HR and 2017 Toyota RAV4?

Published on June 29 2017

Automakers are currently unveiling new sport utility vehicles at an unbelievable pace, and Toyota is no exception. It already had its best-selling Toyota RAV4, but now the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled another model, the entry-level 2018 Toyota C-HR. Although the Toyota C-HR is more affordable, the difference is not huge, and many consumers may be wondering about the differences between each model.

If you are having trouble deciding between the 2018 Toyota C-HR and the 2017 Toyota RAV4, here is a quick comparison that we hope will help you determine which model is better suited to your needs.

Pricing and features

When it comes to pricing, the 2018 Toyota C-HR starts at $24,690 while the 2017 Toyota RAV4 starts at $27,445. There is therefore a difference of almost $ 2,000 between the two models. Moreover, the 2018 C-HR comes with a host of standard features that include a rear-view camera located in the mirror, 17-inch wheels, and Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite of active safety technologies that we will touch on in a moment.

You can also opt for the XLE Premium version which starts at $26,290 and adds push-button start, a smart key system, puddle lamps, power folding mirrors, blind spot monitoring, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Although the entry-level RAV4 includes most of this equipment as well, and its backup camera is located in the central display screen as opposed to the rear-view mirror, the fact remains that for features such as blind spot monitoring and push-button start, you’ll have to pay more than $30,000. Therefore, when it comes to pure value, the 2018 Toyota C-HR has the upper hand.

Interior space

That said, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers a more powerful engine that delivers 176 horsepower compared to the C-HR’s 144 horsepower, and the RAV4 also offers a lot more interior space with more than 1,000 liters of cargo space behind the rear seats compared to the C-HR’s 538 liters. On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota C-HR’s less powerful engine is more fuel-efficient with its average fuel consumption rating of just 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers compared to the RAV4’s fuel economy rating of 9.0 liters per 100 kilometers.

Safety

In terms of safety, both models stand out in their respective segments by offering Toyota’s Toyota Safety Sense P system, an impressive array of active safety technologies that include pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, lane departure prevention with steering assist, automatic high beams and dynamic radar cruise control, all at no extra cost.

So, when choosing between the 2018 Toyota C-HR and the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the first thing you need to do is determine what is more important to you: more features for less, or more interior space.

Come and discover both vehicles today at Kingston Toyota!

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