2018 Toyota C-HR: Hybrid Or AWD? Can’t Have Both.

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If you are in the market for a subcompact SUV hybrid then the only real choice you have is to go for the 2018 Honda C-HR. however, if you are looking for a vehicle with all-wheel drive you might as well forget about the C-HR and take your pick of any of the other rivals, as you cannot have both.

The 2018 Toyota C-HR offers up the high driving position that is well-known in crossovers, however, it has styling that is more car like than anything else and it is lacking the all-wheel drive option.

The letters in the name Toyota C-HR mean coupe high rider, generally traditional coupes come with two-doors but this time around the C-HR offers four doors along with a rear hatch.

It was shown off at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show recently in multiple concepts and it was going to be offered in the US under the Scion youth brand, which is now defunct. The vehicle is going to be in competition with the Honda HR-V, the Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3.

The Toyota CH-R does take on more of an appearance of the small hatchback than it does the crossover, thanks to the low roofline, the headlights and the taillights that are pulled back in the wheel wells. The styling features creases that are pronounced over the back wheel wells and the use of D-pillars that are thick, perhaps a way of trying to hide the doors at the rear. It runs on the same TNGA platform as the Prius hybrid that is out at the moment.

The only choice of engine in the US is going to be the 2 litre inline 4 and this offers up 144 horses along with 140 torque. The Toyota C-HR offers CVT and we are expecting to see a hybrid version come out later on.

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