2018 Toyota C-HR vs 2018 Jeep Compass

2018 toyota c-hr vs competition

If you’re looking for a great selection of Toyota SUVs in the downtown Los Angeles area, you’ll find it right here at Keyes Toyota. One of the most popular offerings is also our newest: the unique 2018 Toyota C-HR. We know it’s rare that SUV shoppers have only one model in mind, so let’s take a closer look at how the new Toyota model stacks up against another relative newcomer: the 2018 Jeep Compass.

2018 Toyota C-HR

Model details

  • Engine: 2.0-liter engine
  • Power: 144 horsepower, 139 lb-ft torque
  • Transmission: CVT
  • MPG: 27/31/29 (city/highway/combined)

The abbreviation stands for “Coupe - High Rider,” and the 2018 Toyota C-HR is as new and unusual as its name suggests. It doesn’t look or perform like anything else on the road right now, managing to combine the agility of a hatchback with the cargo space of a compact SUV. It’s equipped well in either of its two trim levels, offering a highly efficient engine that keeps the driver in the loop through a TFT multi-display instrument panel, and keeps the ride interesting with Aha Radio, audio input, USB 2.0 input, and Toyota Entune infotainment system. It’s a worthy addition alongside classic Toyota models like the Toyota Camry and Toyota RAV-4.

2018 Jeep Compass

The 2018 Jeep Compass has a familiar name but is a new and different SUV in its own right. Even though we’ve seen the Compass badge before, it’s not a redesign; like the Toyota C-HR, the Jeep Compass is new inside and out.

It’s a worthy competitor backed by a brand that’s been around for quite some time. In some trims, it’s equipped for the trails; others are designed for how most of us drive — trips to the grocery store, or muttering and cursing our way through Los Angeles traffic. In this respect, we give an edge to the Toyota CHR. That’s because its smaller size is an asset in tight spaces, but there’s another important reason. All 2018 Toyota models have Toyota Safety Sense — a full complement of active safety features — standard. The Jeep SUV offers some of the same features, but many will cost you extra!

Model details

  • Driveline: 4x4 optional / 4x2 standard
  • Engine: 180 hp 2.4 liter Tigershark inline four-cylinder
  • Transmission: six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, or ninespeed automatic*
  • EPA Fuel Economy: 30 MPG

The Jeep brand excels off-road, and although the Toyota C-HR isn’t built for Moab, there are plenty of new Toyota SUVs that perform admirably far from the blacktop. For more information, visit your Van Nuys Toyota dealership today. Keyes Toyota is located at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA.