SinceToyotaoriginally intended the C-HR to be a Scion, only two trim levels are offered. The base XLE starts at $23,495, while an uplevel XLE Premium, with the optional R-Code paint scheme (the only available option that consists of contrasting white roof and mirror caps) costs $25,845. Keeping things Scion-simple is one engine (a 2.0-liter four-cylinder) and a single transmission choice (a CVT automatic) with power going to the front wheels only.
Neither model offers any factory option packages, instead relying on a long list of standard equipment. Both trims come with the usual power features (windows, locks, mirrors), as well as LED running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and normal, sport, and Eco drive modes. The Premium trim adds fog lights, blind spot detection, auto-folding power outside mirrors, more aggressively-bolstered heated front seats, and proximity entry (front doors and hatch) with push-button start.
With that in mind, here's how we'd build it:
- Model: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium
- Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 144 hp / 139 lb-ft
- Transmission: Continuously variable automatic transmission
- Fuel economy: 27 City / 31 Hwy
- Exterior color: Ruby Flare Pearl R-Code
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Ruby Flare Pearl R-Code ($500, color-keyed body with white roof and mirror caps)
- Base Price: $25,345
- As Tested: $25,845