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03-22-2018 09:41 AM
Shorty I wonder why they decided to lock the AWD option to certain regions. Its not like we don't get our fair share of snow in North America. It looks like you guys over in the UK got all the fancy bells and whistles.
03-13-2018 09:53 AM
TubeMan Not much you can do about the window condensation, it seems to be a problem with Toyota because my old Camry kept fogging up once I turn off the fan. Takes a while to clear up the whole windshield too.
03-12-2018 10:15 AM
CityWok When it comes to windshield defogging, if you really need to keep that fan on while attempting to stay warm in the cabin, the windshield+leg setting is pretty much the way to go.
03-09-2018 10:44 PM
Ozzie53 Live in Maine and haven't had a problem....yet. Just get good snow tires and don't run all season tires during the winter. I plan to just run summer and winter tires. No all season tires.
01-22-2018 06:35 AM
Bussovic CH-R owner from Sweden here. I've had mine C-HR since the end of May 2017. I loved it during the warmer climate. This winter has been mild but I do live outisde the town so the snow last longer for me so I've been driving it on snow, both when it has been plowed and when it's up to 25cm of snow on some parts.

I have winter tires (which we do need to use in Sweden and I honestly don't understand why not to use it in other countries where the climate can be colder). These are fricition tires so no studs.
Compared to my previous car (Volvo S80 with studs) I would say that the C-HR works surprisingly well. I do drive slower depending on how to road looks like (especially when the roads haven't been plowed yet) but the vehicle handles corners really well. The friction tires are not good on ice (surprise) but overall the driving.

The C-HR warms up fast from when it's started cold.
One issue I've had with it has been that there might be condensation on the windshield. Even with the windshield fans blowing hard against it it takes several minutes until it's gone.
I'm surprised there is condesation from the beginning since it's a new car. Never had this issue with my Volvo.
I was driving the car when it was around 10 Celsius outside with 4 adults and 1 child and the condensation was on the windshield quite fast. It did go away fast as soon as I started the fans to blow on it. But when I closed the windshield fan it came back again after ca 5min so had to repeat it the whole journey.

I love the car but it does have some issues.
01-20-2018 11:33 AM
PatrickBE Here in Belgium we have a AWD 1.2T available

01-18-2018 09:22 AM
Shorty Do you guys think that we will see an AWD model in the future? I mean the Honda HRV offers it and that's certainly a selling point for anyone who deals with tougher winter weather. Not to mention the HRV is also available in manual, which I've always found better in the snow. You would think in these smaller lightweight crossovers that AWD would at least be an option.
12-14-2017 01:41 PM
maxou723 Well I have winter tires on mine and we got a pretty good snow storm on Tuesday and I find it was okay. I guess like erichsieh22 wrote, nothing will beat AWD. I'm coming from a Subaru Forester with Asymetrical All Wheel Drive and during the storm I gotta say that I missed my Forester.
12-08-2017 10:29 AM
aviscomi We're expecting a small snow storm here in the Northeast tonight/tomorrow, I'll put her through the test and report back.
12-07-2017 01:50 PM
JDM Looks snowy up there I planning to travel to upper Ontario on Christmas holidays, so my C-HR is going to be snow tested too. I'll send some photos
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