Which Is the Best Crossover SUV for Olympia: The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or the 2019 Toyota C-HR?

Compare the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Toyota C-HR crossover models in Olympia, WA

May 16, 2019

Crossover SUVs are increasingly popular. When you look at such a prime specimen as the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, it's easy to see why! It has the easy handling and smaller footprint of a car, combined with the capability and higher ground clearance of a Subaru SUV. Of course, there are lots of other crossover SUVs out there, including the 2019 Toyota C-HR. But when you compare the two, you'll see that the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek offers you so much more. And with a starting MSRP just a few hundred dollars different, the Subaru Crosstrek provides better value for your money, too. Once you've seen what this crossover SUV has to offer, be sure to had to Hanson Subaru. We have a huge selection of new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek models in our extensive inventory.

Duffel bags & towels in the cargo space of a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, with a cargo cover shielding them.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Interior & Capacity

Crossover SUVs are known for their smaller footprint. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that they have to be cramped. With its 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Subaru Crosstrek is a perfect example of this! The 2019 Toyota C-HR didn't seem to realize this, with its cramped 83.8 cubic feet of passenger volume.

This larger interior translates into more cargo space, as well. The difference may not seem too big at first: the Subaru Crosstrek has 20.8 cubic feet, while the Toyota C-HR has 19 cubic feet. But the story changes once you fold down the rear seats. Doing so in the Subaru Crosstrek yields up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space; the Toyota C-HR has just 36.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. And if you need to carry bigger cargo, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek once again has your back with standard roof rails. These aren't available on the Toyota C-HR.


As a driver takes a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek down a forested path, the front-row passenger reaches toward the touchscreen.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Tech Features

Staying safely connected is important these days, and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek makes that easy with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto connectivity. The 2019 Toyota C-HR does have Apple CarPlay™, but Android™ Auto is nowhere to be found! But that's not the only way in which the technology in the Subaru Crosstrek excels. While the 2019 Toyota C-HR maxes out at six speakers, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has an available 8-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

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A 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, with bicycles on its roof rack, drives down a curvy road next to mountains & a river.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Performance

Often, a more powerful engine will get worse gas mileage. But when you compare the performance of these two crossovers, you'll see that this isn't always the case. The engine in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek generates more horsepower and torque than that in the 2019 Toyota C-HR--and the Crosstrek also gets better gas mileage when both are equipped with CVT!


A close-up of the wheels of a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek on a dirt path.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota C-HR: Safety

When the roads are wet or slick, or when you're driving down dirt paths, it's helpful to have extra traction--and that's just what the Subaru Crosstrek offers. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on every 2019 Subaru Crosstrek! While AWD is available in the Toyota C-HR, it's an available upgrade that will cost you more.

Of course, it's one thing for us to talk about how safe Subaru is--but what do the experts say? Well, the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek its highest award, the 2019 Top Safety Pick+. While several Toyota models also received IIHS awards, the C-HR was not one of them.

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Why Choose Subaru? Find Out at Hanson Subaru, Serving Lacey and Tumwater

You've seen some of what makes Subaru great: features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a powerful BOXER® engine, and award-winning safety. In addition, Subaru vehicles are built to last. Subaru has been Kelley Blue Book's Most Trusted Brand for five years running, and it's also the 2019 Top Brand for residual value. What's more, Subaru as a company is dedicated to making the world a better place, from involvement with local communities to environmentally friendly practices.

You'll find these same values reflected at Hanson Subaru. We work with local partners like the Puget Sound Blood Center, Meals on Wheels, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County. You'll find a huge inventory of new Subaru models, as well as regularly updated special offers to help you save even more. If you've found a better offer on a new Subaru somewhere else, we'll help you out with our Price Match Guarantee. We'll match the price offered by any Subaru dealer in Washington State! Our people are dedicated to making sure your experience is a positive one, so come see what makes Hanson Subaru special; you can find us at 2300 Carriage Loop SW, Olympia, WA 98502.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek2019 Toyota C-HR
$21,895Starting MSRP*$21,145
All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
152Horsepower144
145 lb-ftTorque139 lb-ft
8.7 InchesGround Clearance5.9 Inches
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space83.8 Cubic Feet
20.8 Cubic FeetCargo Volume19 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume36.4 Cubic Feet
StandardAndroid Auto CompatibilityNot Available
33 Highway - 27 CityFuel Economy with Automatic Transmission (MPG)31 Highway - 27 City

*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.

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