The new 2020 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover features a restyled front fascia, LED headlamps and new wheel designs, among other bold updates.
Despite being a compact, the new C-HR measures 172.6 in. long on a 103.9- in. wheelbase – making the C-HR the perfect city car. The model features a new honeycomb grille, headlights, and front bumper and spoiler and the fog lights are now housed in the side vents. Meanwhile, the LE trim features custom 17-inch wheels and the Limited trim includes 18-inch wheels. The entire C-HR range, on the other hand, comes with standard LED headlights.
The C-HR’s dual-overhead-cam 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 144 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 139 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm. The engine features Toyota’s latest-generation technologies, including Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Valvematic valve lift control.
All three grades – LE, XLE and Limited – showcase a range of new amenities, including Toyota Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P), a multi-feature advanced active safety suite that bundles Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
In addition, the STAR Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology® (SST) as well as 10 standard airbags, standard Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and a rear backup camera. Meanwhile, the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is standard on the XLE and Limited models.
As for colors, buyers can select from Blizzard Pearl, Blue Eclipse Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, and Silver Metallic Knockout as well as two new optional colors: Supersonic Red and Hot Lava Orange. Buyers can choose the new silver roof option on the standard Black Sand Pearl paint, however, the current model’s white roof has been discontinued.
Inside, the T C-HR boasts a new standard gray headliner and a black leather seating option. The range-topping XLE displays a new black sport fabric with blue accents and stitching. Finally, although the previous C-HR included Apple CarPlay, the 2020 model now has Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility to the 8.0-inch touchscreen as well.