The 2020 Toyota C-HR Brings Small Changes, But Does That Make A Big Difference?

It’s still small and quirky, but packs more tech.

The 2020 Toyota C-HR doesn’t bring huge changes from the previous model, so it’s still the same small and quirky crossover it always was. However, Toyota did provide some new colors and tech upgrades for the new model year. We had a chance to see it up close at the 2019 State Fair of Texas before the updated model goes on sale this fall.

Up front, Toyota restyled the front fascia, LED headlights and wheels for the 2020 Toyota C-HR. As before, there are three trim options available. From the base LE, there are also the mid-range XLE and the top-end Limited trims. Pricing is not available yet, but the 2019 model starts at $22,265 including destination. It’s likely the 2020 Toyota C-HR will sport a similar price tag.

2020 Toyota C-HR
The 2020 Toyota C-HR gets a new silver roof as part of its two-tone paint scheme. [Photos: Toyota]

The Toyota Safety Sense P suite comes standard across the range, as it did last year. The system includes a pre-collision system, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and radar cruise control. Apart from that, the C-HR has a host of stability control systems and ten standard airbags.

Same engine, same power

The powertrain remains the same as the 2019 model. In all 2020 Toyota C-HR versions, you get a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine with 144 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. That mates up to a CVT, sending power exclusively to the front wheels. Sadly, there’s still no all-wheel drive system available.

2020 Toyota C-HR

On top of the safety equipment, the 2020 Toyota C-HR also adds standard Android Auto support. On top of Apple CarPlay, the LE trim also gets SiriusXM satellite radio, which was already standard on XLE and Limited.

The Limited trim also adds a new 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and an Adaptive Front Lighting System. While not as tech-focused, the XLE gets a bit more practicality by way of new seatback pockets and windshield visor extensions.

2020 Toyota C-HR

New colors

Colors for the 2020 Toyota C-HR maintains most of the color palette from the previous model year. You still get colors like Blizzard Pearl, Blue Eclipse Metallic, Black Sand Pearl and Magnetic Gray Metallic. However, Blue Flame is not available in the 2020, but there are two new colors in its place. Now, you have the option of Supersonic Red or Hot Lava (orange). The white roof color option has been replaced by a silver roof for 2020.

On the inside, changes are equally modest. 2020 Toyota C-HR models get a gray headliner on LE and Limited models. The XLE has a blue and black interior, while the Limited gets a black and brown interior with a diamond perforation pattern on the seats.

2020 Toyota C-HR

Stay tuned to for more updates.