Earlier today, Toyota announced significant upgrades for the C-HR crossover. The automaker calls its look “extroverted,” eye-catching in either a good or bad way depending on your sensibilities.
The C-HR comes with an attractive price tag and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine matched to a CVT taking care of fuel economy while having enough power to get out of its own way. It also comes with minimal but solid standard features, including an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple Carplay as standard as well as dual-zone climate control and automated emergency braking.
The 2020 Toyota C-HR may not look dramatically different, but the subcompact crossover is getting updated for the upcoming model year. The honeycomb grille, headlights, and front bumper and spoiler are all brand new. The fog lights now live in the side vents, the LE trim gets unique 17-inch wheels the Limited grade gets 18-inch wheels), and the entire C-HR range comes with standard LED headlights.
Nothing changes under the hood, where the C-HR retains its 2.0-liter four-cylinder at 144 peak horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. The C-HR remains front-wheel drive only.
For 2020, 18-inch wheels are available for the top-trim Limited model; 17-inch alloy wheels are offered as an upgrade over the base LE model’s steelies.
Colors like Blizzard Pearl, Blue Eclipse Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, and Silver Metallic Knockout carry over. But Toyota also added two new optional colors to the C-HR palette: Supersonic Red and Hot Lava Orange. Both of those hues are available with a black roof only.
2020 Toyota C-HR will be in dealerships in the next few months. The 2020 LE starts at $21,295, the XLE at $23,330, and the Limited at $26,350.