After it managed to conquer the compact SUV segment in the US with the popular RAV4, Toyota is introducing the CH-R, an abreviation from Coupe High Rider. The US clients will be able to choose a smaller SUV from Toyota.
The C-HR will be available in two grades at launch, XLE and XLE Premium, each equipped with a long list of standard features that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, supportive bucket seating, 7-inch audio display, and Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P).
Key XLE standard features include a premium leather steering wheel; power fold and heated mirrors; auto-dimming rearview mirror with backup camera; electric parking brake; and dual-zone climate control.
The XLE Premium builds upon the XLE’s amenities and adds Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert; heated front seats; power lumbar driver’s seat; auto fold, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps that project “Toyota C-HR”; fog lamps; and Smart Key with Push Button Start.
2017 Toyota CH-R US trim levels detailed
Both grades are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display having AM/FM/HD Radio, Aha app, USB port and AUX jack, Bluetooth, and Voice Recognition with voice training.
No matter its grade, the C-HR comes equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). This multi-feature advanced active safety suite bundles cutting-edge active safety technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function (PCS w/PD) featuring forward collision warning and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). The C-HR is the only competitor in the segment to offer standard Full-Speed DRCC.
Complementing TSS-P are 10 standard airbags, standard Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and rear backup camera, as well as available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which are only available on the XLE Premium grade.
The C-HR’s engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 144 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. It sends all power to the front wheels via continuously variable transmission (CVT).