Toyota C-HR Vs. Lexus UX 200

By Justin Cupler | March 25th, 2019

The 2019 Toyota C-HR and 2019 Lexus UX 200 may share a platform and some hard parts, but they are vastly different subcompact crossovers and cater to different buyers. Which of these subcompact crossovers is best suited for you, our Waukegan area car shopper? Continue reading to find out.

Exterior

On the outside, the similarities between the Toyota C-HR and Lexus UX 200 are clear. Both models are low-slung and sporty with coupe-like rear glass and 3-D taillights. The Lexus, however, takes on an even sportier look with its more dramatic body lines, larger wheel flares, and bold spindle grille. This added styling also makes the Lexus UX significantly longer, wider, and lower than the C-HR.

Next to the UX, the C-HR looks dull, but away from its wealthy cousin, the C-HR boasts one of the most unique looks in its segment. It’s got all the style anyone could want and maybe too much for some buyers. Also, as you move up through the new-for-2019 trim levels, the C-HR gets a more premium look with larger wheels and additional features.

Measurement 2019 Toyota C-HR 2019 Lexus UX 200 Difference
Length 171.2 inches 177 inches -5.8 inches
Width 70.7 inches 72.4 inches -1.7 inches
Height 61.6 inches 59.8 inches +1.8 inches
Wheelbase 103.9 inches 103.9 inches
Ground Clearance 5.9 inches
Curb weight 3,300 pounds 3,307 pounds -7 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Toyota C-HR

  • Smaller body is easier to handle

Advantage: 2019 Lexus UX 200

  • Stunning looks
  • Sportier F SPORT model

Interior

Inside, the similarities between the C-HR and UX continue. Their dash’s have the same shape and basic layout, but there are minor differences that set them apart. The US 200’s infotainment screen pops out from the top of the dach and it has more of a widescreen format than the C-HR’s. There are also small touches of luxury in the UX 200, including its analog clock, toggle-style climate-control buttons, a concave ignition button, and standard leatherette upholstery.

Lexus shuffled the UX 200’s seating arrangements a bit, pulling legroom from the front seats and adding it to the rear seats and cargo area. This makes the UX a little more family-friendly, though neither has a particularly roomy rear seat or cargo hold.

 

The Toyota C-HR is significantly less expensive than the UX 200, so it is understandable it has fewer premium features. That said, it is still very well equipped in its base LE trim. Its standard goodies include dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system, Apple Carplay, Siri Eyes Free, and more. As you move up the trim levels, things just get better with leather interior, black accents, and more.

Since the UX and C-HR fall under the Toyota Motor Company umbrella, they both have plenty of advanced safety tech standard. These features include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and more.

 

Measurement 2019 Toyota C-HR 2019 Lexus UX 200 Difference
Front headroom 38.1 inches 37.2 inches +0.9 inches
Front legroom 43.5 inches 42.1 inches +1.4 inches
Front shoulder room 49 inches 55.1 inches -6.1 inches
Front hip room 53 inches 53.8 inches -0.8 inches
Rear headroom 38.3 inches 36.3 inches
Rear legroom 31.7 inches 33.1 inches -1.4 inches
Rear shoulder room 52.5 inches 52.9 inches -0.4 inches
Rear hip room 48 inches 52.3 inches -4.3 inches
Cargo capacity (behind second row) 19 cubic feet 21.7 cubic feet -2.7 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Toyota C-HR

  • More front legroom
  • More traditional interior design

Advantage: 2019 Lexus UX 200

  • Loads of luxurious features
  • Roomier rear seat and cargo area

Performance

Under their hood, the 2019 Toyota C-HR and Lexus UX 200 both feature 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. While logic may lead you to believe that since they are both built by the same manufacturer these are the same engines. Well, you’d be incorrect.

The 2019 Toyota C-HR uses a 144-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, while the UX 200 uses a hotter 169-horsepower 2.0-liter. The UX 200 also throws in a 10-speed CVT to help better use the extra power and prevent the droning sound CVTs are known for. This results in a significantly quicker 0-to-60 time for the UX 200.

 

Not only is the US 200 quicker, but it also has a huge fuel economy advantage — a win-win.

 

Toyota C-HR Lexus UX 200 Difference
Engine 2.0-liter 4-cyl 2.0-liter 4-cyl
Horsepower 144 hp at 6,100 rpm 169 hp at 6,600 rpm -25 hp
Torque 139 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm 151 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm -12 lb-ft
Standard Transmission CVT 10-speed direct-shift CVT
Drivetrain FWD (Std.) FWD (Std.)
0-60 time 10.1 seconds 8.9 seconds +1.2 seconds
MPG City 27 29 -2
MPG Highway 31 37 -6
MPG Combined 29 33 -4

 

Advantage: 2019 Toyota C-HR

  • None

Advantage: 2019 Lexus UX 200

  • More standard power
  • Advanced transmission
  • Better fuel economy

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Toyota C-HR rolls in with three trim levels: LE, XLE, and Limited. These trim levels’ starting prices range from $20,995 to $26,050.

 

The 2019 Lexus US 200 has its standard trim, an F SPORT and Luxury model The starting prices for the UX 200 range from $32,000 to $37,200.

2019 Toyota C-HR Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LE: $20,995

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric power steering
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Sport, Normal, and Eco driving modes
  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Aerodynamic rear lower diffuser
  • Body-color front and rear bumpers
  • Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color, heated power mirrors
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Black lower front grille insert
  • Acoustic front windshield
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Urethane tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Leather-wrapped shift level with silver-plated shift knob
  • Fabric-trimmed sport seats
  • Six-way manual-adjust front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding second-row seats
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/down
  • Cargo cover
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 12-volt power outlet in center armrest
  • Entune 3.0 Audio with App Suite
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Scout GPS Link
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • One 2.1-amp USB port
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Brake Hold
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control
  • Hill-start assist

 

XLE: $23,030

  • All LE features, plus
  • 18-inch vortex-style sport alloy wheel
  • Touch-to-unlock front door handles
  • Touch-to-unlock hatchback handle
  • Puddle lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Smart Key System
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

 

Limited: $26,050

  • All XLE features, plus
  • High-performance LED fog lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Red rear bumper garnish
  • Chrome window trim accent
  • Piano-black B-pillars
  • Leather seating
  • Eight-way manual driver’s seat
  • Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with App Suite
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • SiriusXM
  • Toyota Connected Services
  • In-car Wi-Fi

2019 Lexus UX 200 Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Standard: $32,000

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 10-speed CVT
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric parking brake
  • Sport, Normal, and Eco drive modes
  • Bi-LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Keyless ignition
  • Lexus Multimedia System
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Scout GPS Link
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Lexus six-speaker audio system
  • Lexus Enform Remote App
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Four USB ports
  • Voice commands
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Eight-way power front seats
  • Cargo cover
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control
  • Hill-start assist
  • Road sign assist
  • Rearview camera

 

F SPORT: $34,000

  • All Standard features, plus
  • F SPORT 18-in split-five-spoke alloy wheels with run-flat tires
  • F SPORT-tuned suspension
  • Unique front and rear bumpers, grille and badging
  • LED fog lights and cornering lights
  • Active Sound Control
  • F SPORT bolstered front seats
  • Perforated leather-trimmed F SPORT steering wheel and shift knob
  • Paddle shifters
  • F Performance digital gauges with moving dial
  • 8.0-in multi-information display
  • F SPORT interior details including aluminum pedals and front and rear aluminum door-sill scuff plates

 

Luxury: $37,200

  • All standard features, plus
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power tilt-and-slide moonroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Washi interior trim
  • Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel
  • Wirelessly powered LED-illuminated air-vent knobs
  • Front and rear aluminum door-sill scuff plates
  • Auto-dimming, power-folding outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse
  • Acoustic front side glass
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Blind-spot monitoring

Who Should Buy the 2019 Toyota C-HR?

With a starting price about $12,000 lower than the UX 200, the Toyota C-HR is for buyers who want a sporty crossover and plenty of features but don’t care about brand.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Lexus UX 200?

Does brand cachet matter to you? Do you want to stand out in a crowd? If you answered “yes” to those questions, the 2019 Lexus UX 200 is the rig for you. The US 200 not only envelopes you in upscale luxury features, but it also has a unique look that’s sure to attract stares.

 

Come tackle the streets of Waukegan today in the Toyota C-HR and see what it can offer you. Whether you have a daily commute to McHenry or just need it to cruise to Crystal Lake once in a while, the 2019 Toyota CH-R can deliver a stylish ride on a budget. Can’t make it to Garber Fox Lake Toyota today for a test drive? Stop by our online inventory to see what 2019 C-HR models we have in stock, then call to schedule a test drive later.

 

** MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $930 for Cars (Yaris LB, Yaris Sedan, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, GR Supra), $1,095 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

*** 2019 EPA-estimated mileage.  Actual mileage will vary.