2021 Toyota C-HR vs. Its Competition

2021 Toyota C-HR
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Without all-wheel drive, the Toyota C-HR vies for sunbelt attention with a few rivals that can better handle wintry weather.

The Honda HR-V is a perennial favorite for its versatile interior and decent driving dynamics.

We can’t say the same about the Ford Ecosport, but at least it’s cheap—and usually discounted even more.

The Hyundai is a standout for its wild looks and excellent value, and it comes in an electric version.

The Mazda CX-3 isn’t as spacious as competitors, but it’s fun to drive; Mazda sells a CX-30 now and it’s a little better.

The larger Subaru Crosstrek is a screaming deal, but those in sunny places could probably do without its standard all-wheel drive.

2021 Toyota C-HR2021 Toyota C-HRGet Your Price2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Ford Ecosport
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2021 Honda HR-V2021 Honda HR-V
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2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Hyundai KonaGet Your Price2021 Mazda CX-32021 Mazda CX-3Get Your Price2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, right2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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Quick Specs
5.5
The 2021 Toyota C-HR needs to be seen to be believed; the driving’s forgettable.
3.5
The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.
5.0
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
6.2
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim.
6.0
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
MSRP From     
$21,595$19,995$21,220$20,500$20,790$22,245
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
LE FWD (GS)S FWDLX 2WD CVTSE Automatic FWDSport FWDManual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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