The C-HR has an unusual mission ahead of it: lure away style-conscious buyers who might be inclined to shop crossover SUVs, but don't really need any of the SUV capabilities.
The Honda HR-V might be an appealing alternative: it's all about utility, not at all about sport.
We think the same will be true of the Ford Ecosport when it arrives in 2018; it's been a long time coming.
The aging and alien-like Nissan Juke, with its high-winding turbo-4 and available all-wheel drive, is a similarly odd vehicle for non-mainstream tastes.
The Mazda CX-3 is small inside, but by far the most fun to drive among this list.
And the Kia Niro has hybrid hardware but lots of wagon-like cargo space, in the absence of all-wheel drive.
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|2018 Toyota C-HRBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford EcosportBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda HR-VBrowse Used Listings||2018 Kia NiroBrowse Used Listings||2018 Mazda CX-3Browse Used Listings||2018 Nissan KicksBrowse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas/Electric I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Small SUV 2WD||Small Station Wagons||Small Station Wagons||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars|
|XLE FWD (GS)||S FWD||LX 2WD Manual||FE FWD||Sport FWD||S FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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|2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Ford Ecosport||2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Honda HR-V||2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Kia Niro||2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Mazda CX-3||2018 Toyota C-HR vs. 2018 Nissan Kicks|