The 2020 Toyota C-HR is the smallest crossover in the lineup. Everyone expected from a Japanese carmaker to make a debut in this segment. But, the styling of the C-HR model stunned all fans and enthusiasts. Whatsoever, changes in this segment are more frequent than in any other. So, the subcompact crossover will get the first serious update, although it hit the market in 2018 for the first time. The sales are slowly jumping with buyers getting used to the new vehicle. If you see that Toyota sells more of these vehicles in Europe, do not be surprised. Subcompact crossovers are way more popular in this part of the world than in the US.
Changes for the next season will be a hybrid drivetrain and the all-wheel drive. For some while, fans are talking about these upgrades. Well, the hybrid engine is not so popular in the subcompact class, but the Japanese carmaker is ready to test the market. However, a more important upgrade for the enthusiasts will be 2020 Toyota C-HR AWD. The crossover will still use a 2.0-liter engine and the system works fine with an FWD setup as well. Sales of the C-HR are jumping ever since its appearance and Toyota is trying to improve them further with frequent updates of the model.
2020 Toyota C-HR Specs and AWD
The 2.0-liter is the only engine available for the subcompact crossover. It is capable to produce 145 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. It is around 60 hp less than the compact RAV4 is delivering to its owners. The bigger model is using a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and the hybrid configuration based on the same powertrain. Fuel economy is one of the main advantages of the 2020 Toyota C-HR. The crossover returns 29 mpg and with further improvements, the vehicle can achieve 30 miles per gallon.
Currently, the crossover is using only a front-wheel drive. In combination with a CVT, it delivers a smooth drive. Handling and precise cornering are the highlights of this system. Of course, there is a lack of power, but all subcompact vehicles from the same class are returning the similar outputs. If you need more power, then you should opt for a compact or a mid-size SUV. With an AWD, Toyota is boosting balance and traction and the C-HR is going to become more capable for the off-road ride.
Hybrid Model Could Appear Next Year
Yes, the all-wheel drive is a big boost for the next season, but the hybrid model starts something special. This is kind of response to Jeep Renegade PHEV that will also arrive in 2020. Still, we need to see how will C-HR work with the new system. There is no too many information about the upcoming vehicle. We believe the electric engine will pair an existing petrol unit and boost it to 170 hp while saving some fuel.
Turbo is Also an Option
Engineers are also reportedly developing a turbo engine as well. With the turbochargers, the C-HR will gain extra power and offer an option to its buyers. So, if you want a subcompact crossover with the higher outputs, you don’t have to switch to larger siblings. Again, the same 2.0-liter unit is the base for this setup with the system being able to create 190 hp.
2020 Toyota C-HR Trim Levels and Options
The 2020 Toyota C-HR is going to be available in three trim levels. The base model is LE. It comes with 17-inch wheels, DRLs, and a spoiler. Inside, you will find an 8-inch touchscreen display, which is standard for the entire lineup. Entune system is using Apple CarPlay and the next model will also get the Android Auto. The XLE trim adds a lot of features and increases the price. Some of the reasons are 18-inch wheels, special lights, heated mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a blind-spot monitor.
Top of the line is the Limited version that costs the most. But, it also offers many other accessories you won’t find elsewhere. Special fog lights and details are eye-catching for C-HR Limited crossover. Inside, there are heated seats and upgraded Entune system with the availability of the premium audio.
Of course, Turbo and Hybrid model will pick some of these trim levels. We believe the company is not going to offer the new engines with the base trim. So, turbo and hybrid setup will combine either XLE or Limited package.
2020 Toyota C-HR Price
The base model of the 2020 Toyota C-HR is coming with the unchanged price. The LE is available from $21,150, while the XLE is adding around $2,000. Top of the class model costs over $26,000. After upgrades, the C-HR will cost closer to $30k. Fully-loaded crossover, with either turbo or hybrid engine and all-wheel drive, is getting the top spot in the lineup. If you are still looking for a larger model then the RAV4 with standard equipment costs $26,500.