The Toyota C-HR was impressive as a concept and sadly a disappointment in production form. It’s now that time in the little crossover’s life cycle where it gets a design freshening, mostly consisting of a revised front fascia. The spoiler also gets a design tweak.
Some additional equipment is being included to keep the C-HR competitive in the evolving car market. Like all new and revised Toyotas, the Toyota Safety Sense bundle of technologies is now standard for all trims. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also included across the board.
A new LE trim is in the lineup. It comes with standard LED headlights and SiriusXM All-Access 3-month trial subscription, plus you can add a unique 17-inch alloy wheel design.
You get some nice new conveniences in the XLE trim, like seatback pockets and sun visor extensions. For the Limited trim, Toyota pushes more into luxury territory with things like adaptive front lighting, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and 18-inch alloy wheels with a unique design.
One of the glaring omissions from the features list for the Toyota C-HR is of course all-wheel drive. While people who live in sunny, warm climates might disagree, those who reside where snow hits the ground and sticks prioritize such things in vehicles. Why Toyota won’t offer such a thing for this crossover is a mystery, but at least the RAV4 does.