Yeah its performance is pathetic IMO. It might be fine for someone just using it as a commuter, but the engine is lethargic that it isn't taking advantage of the good chassis and handling. While the 2020 model finally got LED lights, the US/Canadian model doesn't get the turbo/6 speed in other markets, nor is there a moonroof that I want.Meh- the only think that Toyota really needed to change with their C-HR was the engine, and they didn't. The 2.0L is slow and loud when pushed.
It's a shame because other than its engine it's kind of a cool car for subcompact SUV. A slightly used, lower-end Rav4 would likely be a better buy.
I think the car was hobbled because it was suppose to be a Scion lol before they pulled the plug on the brand. I believe AWD is also offered in other markets.The 1.2L turbo engine isn't anything to get excited for either. I just don't understand the idiotic decisions Toyota is making with this platform. Dropping in the engine from the current gen Corolla should be a no brainer. At least Toyota woke up and added Android Auto. There's hope that I might see a firmware update on my 2019.
I'd be curious to see the 2020 model in person. While there have been discussions of changes and additions to the 2020 model, there hasn't been any discussion of omissions. I noticed from the various first look videos that the auto dimming rear view mirror has been eliminated.
Agreed. I've been saying that the C-HR is a half finished car. Had Toyota been serious about this platform, it wouldn't be what it is now. The handling is great stock. I've railed hard with this car in twisties and it doesn't disappoint. The tuning at Nurburgring really shows. The chassis has been pushed to the limit at the track by a tuner with Toyota sponsorship. The converted the chassis to rear wheel drive with a custom turbo four putting out if I remember correctly 600 to 700 HP.I think the car was hobbled because it was suppose to be a Scion lol before they pulled the plug on the brand. I believe AWD is also offered in other markets.
Yeah, the 1.2 engine would be too underpowered for our market, BUT it seems to be the only powertrain to get the 6 speed manual. My personal issue with the vehicle is that I feel claustrophobic if I had to ride in the back. I ride in my friend's 2019 at times, so that isn't an issue, but I just feel the car could be better.
The converted the chassis to rear wheel drive with a custom turbo four putting out if I remember correctly 600 to 700 HP.
I wasn't sure of the source of the motor. And I'm very new to the Toyota world. I look at TRD and what parts they offer and can't help but think TRD=TURD.
Can't really argue with TuRD. Nowadays, TRD's focus is making parts for trucks, because obviously their owners will spend the money and there is a business case with good ROI. The real part of TRD is actually supporting its motorsports program, which is mostly NASCAR. For car parts, TRD and the aftermarket in general isn't too vested in making much for their cars outside of the 86. There are a few decent Japanese companies making for the C-HR, but its nothing like Honda or any of the previous rides you had.I wasn't sure of the source of the motor. And I'm very new to the Toyota world. I look at TRD and what parts they offer and can't help but think TRD=TURD.
When I was into GM cars, at least GM Performance offered some actual performance parts although it was mostly around V8s. And when I got my 135i, BMW also offered actual performance upgrades which mated to the factory warranty along with being covered by the factory maintenance plan.
LOL!Two ugliest bug eyed vehicles out there.
And I don't even know, which end is uglier, front or rear. Gosen must have slept with someone at Toyota to accomplish this.
Turboed direct injection engines? Just wait when they will start failing one by one out of warranty.