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2020 Toyota C-HR Review

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A 4-Door Coupe with Outstanding Safety

by Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel

For the moniker-curious, the C-HR stands for Coupe/High Rider. The sleek futuristic exterior does not appear SUV-ish - and the extremely high mounted outside rear door handles blend in so well you may overlook them at first glance. The 2020 version features a new front end and new wheel designs for all models. New standard features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with SiriusXM satellite radio connectivity on a three-month trial basis.

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The 144-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine creates 139 lb-ft of torque with city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 27/31/29 mpg. By dialing in Sport driving mode, you'll feel enhanced throttle responsiveness and the CVTgooses itself into higher revs for quicker acceleration. The suspension delivers good buffer on rough roads. The C-HR has a 13.2-gallon gas tank and a maximum range of around 382 miles.

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Standard features include a remote keyless entry system, a day/night rearview mirror, six-way manually-adjustable front bucket seats with dual-zone automatic climate control. The XLE and Limited add a leather-wrapped steering wheel and with heated, power side-view mirrors with turn signals and blind-spot warning indicators. Available colors include:

Magnetic Gray Metallic Silver

Knockout Metallic Black

Sand Pearl

Supersonic Red

Blue Eclipse Metallic

Blizzard Pearl

Blizzard Pearl w/Black Roof

Blue Eclipse Metallic w/Black Roof

Silver Knockout Metallic w/Black Roof

Supersonic Red w/Silver Roof

Hot Lava w/Silver

Black Sand Pearl w/Silver Roof

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The NHTSA awarded the 2020 Toyota C-HR with an noteworthy five-star overall rating. All models come with Toyota Safety Sense safety suite which includes rear view camera, hill-start assist, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.

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C-HR sticker price starts at 27K which makes it an affordable, as well as highly safe and reliable option for urban/suburban drivers.