2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Toyota C-HR Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

These days, the average American consumer is moving away from compact sedans and hatchbacks in favor of crossover SUVs. They provide more agility and ability for bad weather and rough roads. They provide some extra ride height and a more confident seating position. They also provide more room inside for cargo and passengers alike. But the 2020 Toyota C-HR doesn't provide nearly as many of these benefits as the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek! We'll prove it to you below. Compare both vehicles side-by-side and you'll quickly discover why Northern California drivers prefer the Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek Cargo Area

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR: Capacity Comparison

With a mere 86 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2020 Toyota C-HR is awfully cramped inside. Even most compact sedans and hatchbacks offer far more passenger space to stretch out. Instead, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek gives you 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold flat the rear row of seats. All in a vehicle that's a mere 3" longer overall than the 2020 Toyota C-HR!

Subaru Crosstrek Roof Rack Kayaks

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR: Style Comparison

On the outside, the 2020 Toyota C-HR has a somewhat aggressive, overstyled look that isn't exactly functional. It comes standard with steel wheels and lacks roof rails at the entry level. Instead, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek has a more rugged, more restrained look and comes standard with premium touches like versatile roof rails and aluminium alloy wheels.

Best of all, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with durable body cladding and 8.7" of standard ground clearance. As a result. It can tackle some rougher roads and trickier terrain that would stop the 2020 Toyota C-HR in its tracks. If you're looking for a vehicle suitable for adventures both around town and out in the wilderness, you'll find the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek far more versatile.

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Subaru Crosstrek With Surfboards

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR: Capability Comparison

Standard all-wheel drive makes the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek an incredible value! On most rival crossovers, you'll have to spend thousands more for all-wheel drive as an option, but this capability comes standard on every new Crosstrek model. On the 2020 Toyota C-HR, you can't even get all-wheel drive as an optional upgrade! All 2020 Toyota C-HR models are front-wheel drive.

Best of all, the engine under the hood of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek makes more power than its Toyota rival for less gas! The Subaru Crosstrek is more all-terrain capable, but it's also a more enjoyable, more efficient highway cruiser thanks to its well-tuned BOXER® engine. That engine features a wide, flat design with horizontal pistons for a smoother ride and a lower center of gravity.

Subaru Crosstrek Navigation

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR: Safety Comparison

While the 2020 Toyota C-HR got good results across the board in crash tests carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it didn't impress as much as the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek got equally strong marks in IIHS crash tests and even earned a 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS! The Top Safety Pick awards each year are given out only to the safest, most advanced vehicles in each consumer segment.

Subaru Crosstrek Interior

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR: Driver Assist Technology Comparison

Toyota and Subaru both make the latest in driver assist technology available on both their compact crossovers. They can both be equipped with features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

However, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek can help you stay safer even in busy parking lots. While both crossovers feature optional blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, only the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek offers optional reverse automatic braking to stop you from a crash when backing up onto a fast-moving street or crowded parking lot. Automatic braking in reverse isn't available at all on the 2020 Toyota C-HR.

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Why A Subaru Is Right For Life In Northern California

As you can see, the 2020 Toyota C-HR might look a bit like a crossover, but it's really much more like a compact city car when it comes to size and performance. When you're looking for a crossover SUV with a smaller footprint, but that still provides the utility you need for life in Shingle Springs, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is a much better value! You'll get the added competence and safety of all-wheel drive, a more spacious cabin and a whole lot more capability -- all at a starting MSRP that's within $1,000 of the 2020 Toyota C-HR. Starting at an MSRP of $22,145, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is ready for your test drive at Shingle Springs Subaru.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek2020 Toyota C-HR
$22,145Starting MSRP*$21,295
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume86 Cubic Feet
20.8 Cubic FeetCargo Volume Behind Rear Seat19.1 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Available Cargo Volume37 Cubic Feet
StandardRoof RailsNot Available from Factory
AlloyStandard WheelsSteel
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
27 City - 33 Highway (MPG)Fuel Economy (Automatic Transmission)27 City - 31 Highway (MPG)
AvailableReverse Automatic BrakingNot Available

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.