The CH-R gets a mild update for 2020. Aesthetic changes consist of a new front bumper, new wheels, two new exterior colors -- Supersonic Red and Hot Lava -- and a new silver roof option. Functional changes include the addition of Android Auto on all trims, and a new adaptive front lighting system and an 8-way power driver's seat on the top-end Limited trim. All trims now come with a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio. See the 2020 Toyota C-HR models for sale
Take a really long test drive in the Toyota C-HR. Pay attention to its visibility, its limited cargo space and its acceleration -- because they could ultimately drive you nuts in the long run. While Toyota's reliability is a positive, don't be seduced by the C-HR's styling without being fully aware of its foibles. Of the three trims, we give the XLE the highest recommendation, as it offers a good balance of features and value. Find a Toyota C-HR for sale
The 2020 Toyota C-HR is available in LE, XLE and Limited trim levels.
The base LE trim ($22,415) comes standard with 17-in steel wheels, automatic headlights and high beams, LED running lights, forward-collision warning and automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, height-adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split folding back seat, cloth upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-in touchscreen interface, one USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an auxiliary audio jack and a 6-speaker sound system.
The XLE trim ($24,450) adds 18-in alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, proximity entry, push-button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. An upgraded infotainment system is optional and includes satellite and HD radios, in-car Wi-Fi, and Safety Connect emergency communications.
The Limited trim ($28,155) adds a new adaptive front lighting system, a power driver's seat with lumbar adjustment, fog lights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery and heated front seats.
The C-HR comes with class-leading safety tech. Besides the usual array of stability control, anti-lock brakes and front-side and side-curtain airbags, the C-HR includes a driver's-knee airbag, an under-cushion airbag on the passenger's side (which prevents submarining under a seat belt), forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane-departure warning, steering assistance and automatic high beams. The XLE and Limited trims add blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the C-HR a 5-star overall safety rating, along with 5-star overall frontal and 5-star overall side-crash ratings. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the best possible crashworthiness and prevention scores, but a Poor headlights rating prevented it from getting a Top Safety Pick award. The new adaptive front lighting system offered on Limited trims for 2020 should rectify this issue, and we expect 2020 Limited trims to earn the award.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2020 Hyundai Kona -- Thanks to its available turbocharged engine and AWD, the Kona is surprisingly sharp and fun to drive. It's also a bit more practical than the C-HR, although not as practical as the next two options.
2020 Honda HR-V -- The HR-V is the cargo-carrying champ of this segment. Not only does it have the most space, but its flipping and folding back seat yields the most versatility. Like the C-HR, the HR-V suffers from lethargic acceleration and a dull CVT, but it's at least offered with AWD.
2020 Subaru Crosstrek -- Whereas the C-HR is only available in FWD, the Crosstrek only comes in AWD. It also has substantially more ground clearance and a more rugged character, which results in a car better suited to those who intend to get out of the city.
2020 Kia Soul -- If AWD isn't important to you, then the Soul is worth a look. It, too, boasts distinctive styling and a generous array of features, but that it's stronger, roomier and cheaper increases its appeal.