2020 Toyota C-HR

MSRP $23,330 - $26,350

Ranked #11 in Subcompact Suv

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2020 Toyota C-HR Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 5, 2021

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The 2020 Toyota C-HR is Toyota’s smallest SUV and comes with updated styling. Equipped with an underpowered four-cylinder engine producing 144 hp, it offers a good fuel economy of 29 MPG in combined driving conditions. It is available in FWD configuration only. It lacks adequate passenger space and cargo capacity but offers some good interior features to lure prospective buyers. 

2020 Toyota C-HR 

The 2020 Toyota C-HR is available in three trims: LE, XLE and Limited. The price for the LE trim starts at $21,295 and goes up to $26,350 for the top of the line Limited trim. The 2020 Toyota C-HR offers an adequate list of standard features but falls short when compared to rivals. It faces competition from the likes of Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V

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Pros

Good handling dynamics

Good fuel efficiency

Appealing looks

Cons

Cramped second row

Less trunk space

Sub-par NVH insulation

What's New?

Two new exterior colors: Supersonic Red and Hot Lava

Updated exterior styling

Upgraded Infotainment system

Added interior features on 'Limited ' trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23330

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

139 lbs.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

2 speed CVT

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8/11.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

103.9 in.

length

172.6 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

61.6 in.

curb weight

3300 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

86 cu ft.

cargo volume

37 cu ft.

towing capacity

1322 lbs.

payload capacity

1020 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

11 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

18.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/29/31 mpg

highway range

409.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

XLE$23,330 onwards

Limited$26,350 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota C-HR in Black Sand Pearl color
Black Sand Pearl

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


“ Styling takes priority in the compact Toyota C-HR.”- The Car Connection

The 2020 Toyota C-HR is known for its distinctive styling and frugality. The C-HR lacks practicality due to inadequate rear row legroom and cargo capacity. The 144 hp from the engine might be underwhelming for some but it’s quite efficient. The 2020 CH-R gets features like LED headlights with daytime running lights, 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display, heated and powered outside mirrors, etc as standard. The C-HR also offers Toyota Safety Sense P for ensuring better safety. 

2020 Toyota C-HR Styling 

The 2020 Toyota CH-R is reliable and easy to maintain. Toyota offers ToyotaCare, a complimentary scheduled maintenance service for 2yrs/25,000 miles. The yearly maintenance and fuel cost comes to about $2,183, considering a 5-year ownership and 15,000 miles/year run. It will cost about $0.14/mile to own this vehicle or in other words it will cover 6.86 miles for each dollar spent. It offers 3yr/36,000 miles basic warranty and 5yr/60,000 miles powertrain warranty which is quite good as per its price point and segment.

2020 Toyota C-HR Front Side View
2020 Toyota C-HR Rear Side View

8.5/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition

8.0/10
Final Verdict


2020 Toyota C-HR Features

8.5/10

" A classic case of style over substance."- Car and Driver 

The 2020 Toyota CH-R is locked and loaded with a long list of standard features. Even with the base LE trim priced at $21,295, many interior and advanced safety features are standard. The XLE trim comes with an MSRP of $23,330 and adds some more exterior design elements and convenience options. The Limited trim is more tech-advanced and pampering than the other two trims,costing $26,350.

Trim

LE

XLE

Limited

MSRP (FWD)

$21,295

$23,330

$26,350 

Key Features

17-inch steel wheels

Same as LE with additional features

Same as XLE with additional features

 

Sport fabric-trimmed front bucket seats; 6-way adjustable

18-inch sporty alloy wheels 

18-inch turbine styled alloy wheels

 

Remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock and panic functions

Smart Key system on front doors and rear doors with push button start

LED projector beam headlights 

 

Steering mounted controls 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Chrome window trim accent

 

Multi-reflector LED headlights with LED daytime running lights 

Heated power auto-folding mirrors 

Leather trimmed heated front seats with 8-way power adjustability 
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control system with pollen filter

Dual sun visors with sliding extensions  60/40 split and foldable rear seats trimmed in leather 
  60/40 split and foldable rear seats  Blind spot monitoring system  High performance LED fog lamps 

We Recommend

We would recommend the XLE trim as it adds many useful features over the base trim. It offers leather wrapped steering wheel, passive entry,18-inch alloy wheels, blindspot monitoring along with rear cross traffic alert, etc. It also offers other options like Audio plus with HD Radio and R-Code paint treatment that includes color-keyed body elements along with black or silver roof and outside mirrors for a contrasting color effect. 

2020 Toyota C-HR Engine and Performance

6.0/10
There's no getting around it: The C-HR is slow. You really need to plan your moves in advance because there's a long delay before it starts moving. Once it's underway, acceleration is weak. That's really too bad because otherwise, it's a dynamically capable, little crossover.-Edmunds

The 2020 Toyota C-HR is powered by a 2.0L inline-four cylinder engine that produces 144 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a CVT transmission with shift mode for a more sportier driving experience. The C-HR might feel underpowered in most driving situations. The power is transferred to the front wheels only and AWD configuration is not available even as an option. The engine is rev-happy but the CVT takes some time to adjust its gear ratios and deliver you the required output. Thus, strolling around the town won’t be a problem but highway drives would demand more enthusiasm from the drivetrain.

2020 Toyota C-HR SUV Engine Bay

It does a 0-60 mph sprint in about 11 seconds and a quarter mile drag takes about 18.4 seconds to complete. With a tiny four-cylinder engine, the CH-R can tow up to 1600 pounds with proper towing equipment. It's quite good for towing small trailers, cycle carriers and trailer tents to say the least. The 2020 CH-R offers decent handling to compensate for the lack of performance. It can tackle corners with confidence but the heavier passengers can offset its balance.

2020 Toyota C-HR Cornering 

The steering is light but devoid of feedback, thanks to the electric power assist. The ride quality is decent and the suspension soaks in minor undulations with ease but the larger ones can creep inside the cabin. The NVH levels are not up to the mark and most outside noise like road noise, wind noise and thud noise can penetrate the cabin. Usually well-insulated cabin can make ride quality feel very premium even if it's not. Unfortunately, the C-HR needs to work on it 

Models

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Honda HR-V

MSRP

$20,945

$19,500

$20,390

$20,520

Engine

2.0 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4

1.8 Liter Inline-4

Transmission

CVT with intelligence and Shift Mode

CVT with Manual mode

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

CVT with Overdrive and Manual mode

Horsepower

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

141 hp @6500 rpm

Torque

139 lb. ft. @ 3900 rpm

132 lb. ft. @ 4500 rpm

146 lb. ft. @ 2800 rpm

127 lb. ft. @ 4300 rpm

0-60 mph  11 10 8.6 9.3
Quarter-mile  18.4 17.3 16.3 16.8
Top Speed  130 127 120 124

All the SUVs are equipped with near 2.0L or 2.0L four cylinder engines offering acceptable performance. The Mazda CX-3 offers better performance than others. It is followed by Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR and Honda HR-V. The 2020 CH-R takes about 2.4 seconds more than the Mazda CX-3 to reach 60 mph. Other rivals perform better than the C-HR. 

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2020 Toyota C-HR Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2.0L naturally aspirated engine on the 2020 Toyota C-HR offers good gas mileage. It offers about 27 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway and 29 MPG in mixed driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons, the C-HR can offer up to 382 miles of range in combined driving conditions. 

Model

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Honda HR-V

MPG (city)

27

27

29

28

MPG (highway)

31

33

34

34

MPG (combined)

29

30

31

30

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) 13.2 13.2 11.6 13.2
Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined) 356/409/382 356/436/396 336/394/360 370/449/396

The Mazda CX-3 is the most fuel efficient but comes with a small fuel tank. It loses out in the range battle. The Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona offer the same combined MPG figures and range as well. The Toyota C-HR comes second with respect to the range offered in the comparison. 

2020 Toyota C-HR Interior

8.0/10
There's seating for five people in the C-HR. The front seats have a good amount of space and comfort, but it's a different story in the back. Due to a sloping roofline and tiny rear windows, most rear passengers will feel cramped in the C-HR.-Cars.usnews


The 2020 Toyota C-HR can accommodate up to five passengers. The interior is quite youthful and the design is ergonomic. The dashboard is covered in synthetic leather with simulated stitching. The air conditioning vents are asymmetrical, and the entire cabin is angled towards the driver. The front seats provide good comfort and cushioning as well. The seats are trimmed in fabric or leather upholstery. Only the Limited trim gets leather trimmed seats and power adjustability for the driver seat as standard.

​  2020 Toyota C-HR SUV front seats

The three-spoke steering wheel gets mounted controls for added convenience. The second row seating is good but feels cramped for a compact SUV. It is better suitable for three kids or two adults. The C-HR offers a cargo capacity of 19.0 cu-ft, quite less as compared to some of its rivals. The rear 60/40 split seats can be folded and trunk space can be extended to 36.4 cu-ft. Also, the dual-zone climate control system helps in maintaining ambient conditions inside the cabin.  

Model

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Honda HR-V

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) in inches

38.1/49/43.5

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.5/56.8/41.2

39.4/56.2/41.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) in inches

38.3/52.5/31.7

37.8/54.5/34.6

38.3/54.5/39.3

37.9/55.5/36.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft) 19.0 19.2 17.8  23.2

All the compact SUVs offer a seating capacity of up to five passengers. The Toyota C-HR comes with the most cramped rear row. The Mazda CX-3 offers the best legroom in the second row while providing the least cargo capacity. The Honda HR-V is a more balanced option with respect to sufficient rear seat legroom and higher cargo capacity as well. The Hyundai Kona offers better rear row legroom and marginally better trunk space as compared to the C-HR. 

​  2020 Toyota C-HR SUV infotainment screen

The 2020 Toyota CHR comes standard with a 4.2-inches TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings. A 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard across all the trims. The touchscreen sits above the dashboard and is responsive. All the trims get access to features like bluetooth connectivity for music streaming and calling, SiriusXM satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay. Overall the system is intuitive and easy to use. Some of the standout interior features are: 

  • Dual-zone climate control 
  • 60/40 split and fold-flat rear seat
  • Heated front bucket seats 
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat 
  • Sport fabric upholstery 
  • Leather upholstery (Limited)
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen display 
  • Android Auto 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Amazon Alexa compatible 

2020 Toyota C-HR Exterior

7.0/10
Stylish? Maybe. Cringeworthy? Some might say that. Either way, it caught your eye, because the C-HR’s exterior is nothing short of attention-grabbing.-Car and Driver

The exterior styling of the 2020 Toyota C-HR is definitely one of its USPs. The design language of the car can be termed as “Aggressive” in simple terms. The front fascia imbibes two sleek and wrap-around multi-reflector LED headlamps with daytime running lamps. The front grille is virtually non-existent and there is a mesh design in the front bumper for cooling 

​  2020 Toyota C-HR SUV 

The side profile is reminiscent of both hatchback and coupe body styles. The black side skirts lend it an rugged appeal and the 17/18-inch alloy wheels are designed to stand out from the crowd. The rear profile is nothing short of aggressive as well. The rear tail lights are sharp and the liftgate opens vertically for access to the trunk space. The roof mounted spoiler looks sporty. 

Model

Toyota C-HR

Hyundai Kona

Mazda CX-3

Honda HR-V

Curb weight (lbs.)

3300

2890

2809

2906

Length(in)

171.2

164.0

168.3

170.4

Width(in)

70.7

70.9

69.6

69.8

Height(in)

61.6

61

60.7

63.2

Ground clearance (in)

5.9

6.7

6.1

5.4

Wheelbase (in)

103.9

102.4

101.2

102.8

The 2020 Toyota C-HR weighs about 3,300 pounds and is heavier than its counterparts. It is also longer and sits on a longer wheelbase. A longer wheelbase helps with better stability. Most of the other exterior dimensions are similar to the competition. The Mazda CX-3 is the lightest and sits on a shorter wheelbase for better handling. The Kona offers the maximum ground clearance while the HR-V offers the least.  Some of the standout exterior features are: 

  • LED headlights 
  • LED Projector headlamps with adaptive lighting system (Limited)
  • Chrome window trim (Limited)
  • Fog lights (Limited)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • Roof mounted spoiler 
  • Acoustic front windshield

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2020 Toyota C-HR Safety

8.0/10

“The 2020 Toyota C-HR has done well in crash tests and lacks for little in terms of collision-avoidance tech.”- The Car Connection

The 2020 Toyota C-HR has received an overall five star safety rating in various crash tests performed by the NHTSA. The IIHS has also tagged it as “Good” in most of the tests but it scored less in headlamps department, missing out on the Top Safety Pick award as its previous model.

2020 Toyota C-HR Crash Test

All the trims of the 2020 C-HR are equipped with an advanced suite of safety features like the Toyota Safety Sense P and many other passive safety features to ensure passenger safety. Some of the standout safety features are: 

  • Automated emergency braking 
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keep assist 
  • Blindspot monitor 
  • Rear cross traffic alert 
  • Automatic high beams 
  • Steering assist 

2020 Toyota C-HR Competition

9.0/10

2020 Toyota C-HR vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes with a more easy on the eye design. It also offers better performance, interior space and cargo capacity than the Toyota CH-R. It is marginally more fuel efficient as well.

2020 Hyundai Kona

The CH-R offers radical styling and offers many interior features as standard. Plus, its standard list of safety features is commendable at its price point. However, we would go with the Hyundai Kona 

2020 Toyota C-HR vs 2020 Mazda CX-3

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is a perfect blend of styling and performance. It offers better fuel efficiency and better powertrain as compared to the Toyota CH-R. However, it lacks in the cargo capacity department.

2020 Mazda CX-3

The Toyota CH-R leads with a longer list of standard interior and safety features. The CX-3 offers better ground clearance. Both compact SUVs fall in the similar price bracket and we would pick the Mazda CX-3

2020 Toyota C-HR vs 2020 Honda HR-V

The 2020 Honda HR-V would be the best-balanced compact SUV in the segment. It offers very good cargo capacity and can haul the passengers in better comfort. The CH-R offers very good interior features and youthful design.

2020 Honda HR-V

It offers better ground clearance than the Honda HR-V and handles better. The Honda HR-V is more fuel efficient and would be our pick over the Toyota CH-R for being 'jack of all trades and master of none'.

2020 Toyota C-HR Final Verdict

8.0/10

If you can live with the looks, the 2020 Toyota C-HR is quite a decent vehicle for everyday use. You also get decent aftersales support from Toyota while lower depreciation is an added asset. The 2020 CH-R offers great equipment, and the price point is resonable too. It is quite a good value in itself, but when you look at the competition, the appeal drops a lot. However, it's worth buying if performance and interior space aren't on your to-get list. 

2020 Toyota C-HR Frequantly Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What type of gas does 2020 Toyota C-HR use? 

The 2020 Toyota C-HR is surely economic when it comes to fuel usage. It runs on regular gasoline 

What does Toyota C-HR stands for? 

The term CH-R is an acronym and it stands for Compact High-Rider, explaining the exterior design of the CH-R.

Is there a 2020 C-HR AWD in the market? 

No. The 2020 Toyota C-HR is available in FWD configuration only. 

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