Looking for a new car that will make heads turn? I can tell you from first-hand experience that the 2018 Toyota C-HR is just the car for this order. I recently took a girl’s trip to Anaheim, California, and this car was on point.
2018 Toyota C-HR Quick Specs:
Type: Coupe High Rider
Price: Starting at $22,500
MPG: Up to 29 city / 31 highway
Best For: Family with Tweens/Teens, Commuter Car
The first thing that is noticeable about the 2018 Toyota C-HR is the design. When we arrived at the airport, my best friend and I easily pointed out which car it was among the vehicles held at airport valet. You cannot miss this car.
Our 2018 Toyota C-HR was an XLE Premium and Radiant Green Mica R-Code in color. This color is gorgeous! One afternoon we parked in the Disneyland parking lot and a family next to us were stunned by it. Their little girl squealed, “It’s teal!”. I have to admit, I did the same thing when I saw it for the first time. Teal is my favorite color.
I also found it pretty cool that backdoor handles were actually on the top of the car door. The auto-fold outside mirrors on the XLE Premium model is also something I like. With a smaller vehicle, it makes it easier to squeeze into some tight spaces. Something I did a lot in parking garages over the week.
I will make note that the 2018 Toyota C-HR isn’t what I would classify as a “family car” if you are needing to travel with car seats. However, this would be a car I would purchase once my kids were out of car seats because it is incredible in performance and safety.
On the same line of interior space, the hatchback didn’t offer a lot of storage. We were only able to fit a large suitcase and small carryon in the back. The front seat area was very comfortable, however; and seemed much roomier from the other interior space. I like that the seats literally hug you.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR has a lot of “get up and go”. I honestly didn’t realize at times just how fast I was going because it rides so incredibly smooth. Don’t let it fool you. The 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic engine packs a punch.
Another thing that I am beginning to notice about Toyota is that the pairing of devices to their vehicles has become much easier over the past year or two. It used to be a bit of a pain to pair my phone but in the Toyota C-HR, I had no issues.
If you can swing for the XLE Premium, I say it is worth it. The Smart Key System is something I have always liked as a feature with kids. It makes it easy to get everyone in and out of the car.
If the Toyota C-HR XLE Premium couldn’t be any more awesome, the Puddle Lamp with “Toyota C-HR” projection is pretty sweet. We noticed it when we got back to our vehicle in the evening and I felt a little bit like “Batman” for a minute. I am okay with admitting that. Who doesn’t want to have fun in their vehicle, right?
The 2018 Toyota C-HR is a car that I would honestly love to have around for date-nights, commuting, and simply for this mom to have fun in. It has performance, safety, and design like no other car I have seen. It is an eye-catching model with some of the best qualities inside. Starting at around $22,000, that’s a pretty great price for a car like this. Affordable but it looks like a million. Seriously, the coolest car I have driven to date.