Among numerous subcompact crossovers on the market, this one stands out with its impressive list of standard equipment and amazing handling. Of course, it features a lot of drawback as well. This is no wonder at all, considering its recent arrival. It came as an all-new model a year ago and first updates are about to come already for the 2020 Toyota C-HR, before a major update. The biggest complaints about this small SUV are in terms of underpowered engine and that is the aspect in which we can expect improvements soon. Rest of the vehicle should continue in the same way.
- Attractive styling
- Great handling
- Loads of standard features
- Tight rear seats
- Below-average cargo space
- Noisy cabin
Considering that the CH-R is a very fresh crossover on the market, a facelift won’t come in next couple of years for sure. With its sporty look, this SUV is designed to attract primarily younger drivers. It rides on the company’s new TNGA platform, which provides excellent handling. That additional dose of sportiness is noticeable on aesthetics as well. Lots of sharp angles and great aerodynamics are things you’ll notice first on this model. It looks quite futuristic, which clearly indicates that bigger changes definitely won’t come with the 2020 Toyota C-HR. We could possibly see a few more colors in the offer, but definitely nothing more than that.
This is probably the most dividing aspect of the crossover. Compared to most rivals, the CH-R is more about sporty stance, than a practical small SUV. Therefore, it features less legroom on the rear bench than most rival. Cargo capacity is below-average too. On the other side, attractive dashboard design in a combination with high-quality materials is one of the strong points. Still, the biggest advantage over competition is an impressive list of standard equipment. Even the most basic models feature things like 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, voice recognition etc. The list of safety features is even more impressive and includes things like a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and many others, all available in base models.
Engine of 2020 Toyota CH-R
Most drivers would get over tight rear seats, but an underpowered engine is definitely something that no one want’s under its hood. The current model comes with a naturally-aspirated inline-four engine that delivers around 144 horsepower, which seems like not enough even for a small crossover like this. Therefore, Toyota plans to borrow a turbo inline-four engine from its luxurious sibling, Lexus UX, which delivers around 235 horsepower. All-wheel drive is also rumored.
When will 2020 Toyota C-HR be released, How much will it cost?
The last quarter of the next year seems most likely when we are talking about 2020 Toyota C-HR’s launch date. Changes in price seem unlikely, so base models should go around $21,000.