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Hi everyone. I am looking at potentially purchasing a C-HR soon and wanted to get some input from current owners.

1) What are your biggest likes of the C-HR?

2) What are your biggest dislikes of the C-HR?

3) Would you re-purchase your C-HR?

4) What type of things should I look out for? Any major concerns?

5) How much cargo capacity does the C-HR really have with the seats folded down (I occasionally need to haul items for work and can fill an older Ford Escape)?

Just a little bit of background information- The C-HR is going to be used as a daily driver with the occasional 500+ mile road trip. I am looking for a reliable vehicle, decent gas mileage and the ability to haul large boxes once in a while.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome to the forum! With the second row up, you'll be getting 19 cu-ft of cargo volume and 36.4 with the seats down. Not sure which model year of Ford Escape you have, but it's massive with 68 cu-ft of cargo volume when the seats are down.
 

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I wish it had better performance and its CVT might be to blame for that, however Toyota has done well over the years by not making cars too sporty. As long as sales are good enough they won't be touching performance.
 

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I have mine since May of 2017. So far I like it quite well. Reviews talk about lack of power but I don't find it does. If you are in eco mode it is sluggish from a traffic light but if you select sport mode it changes the characteristics significantly. I was
visiting my parents recently and drove their 2017 Kia Soul for a couple of weeks. Same price range and it had a few options that my C-HR doesn't but after living with it for that period of time decided I preferred the C-HR. While the C-HR cockpit feels more snug the hatch and storage in the C-HR was much more accommodating. The C-HR is more comfortable on the highway and also handles better. I have been surprised at how much stuff you can load in the C-HR with the seats down. No regrets on the purchase.
 

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I would recomend it. Great car with lots of aftermarket following. Real world gas milage in town driving. I get 460km to a tank.
 

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Good point on aftermarket parts because this is a global product which has already influenced how quick aftermarket parts come to market, even performance parts from TRD came out soon after the production CH-R launched. Soon enough the budget aftermarket brands will catch on.
 

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Good point on aftermarket parts because this is a global product which has already influenced how quick aftermarket parts come to market, even performance parts from TRD came out soon after the production CH-R launched. Soon enough the budget aftermarket brands will catch on.
Do you guys think down the line, dependant on the success of the CH-R that we will get a TRD edition of the CH-R? In my opinion the sole engine offering doesn't quite match up with its sporty styling. Just curious what the costs difference would be between making aftermarket modifications yourself, or picking up a Toyota tuned TRD CH-R.
 

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A chr offered with trd upgrades will always be costly from the dealer. Depending whats done it would possibly be 8 to 10k more. With the current goods on market you could do a nicely modified chr for 2 to 5k depending on what you do.

And note that the chr is offeted with 3 options not just 1 (except North america dosent get the other offerings yet but im sure we will get the hybrid)


1.2 liter turbo awd
Hybrid fwd
2 liter fwd

There is also the hy power concept we will wait and see on that one.
 

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I would get a C-HR again if I lost this one. I would however probably go for another color as Silver is nice, but I have had before. If I had to do again, I would go for White, Blue or the red.
 

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Do you guys think down the line, dependant on the success of the CH-R that we will get a TRD edition of the CH-R? In my opinion the sole engine offering doesn't quite match up with its sporty styling. Just curious what the costs difference would be between making aftermarket modifications yourself, or picking up a Toyota tuned TRD CH-R.
No a TRD version and TRD parts would just go a long way to further build on the brands image and the CH-R's image. Overall its better for the greater good.
 

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If you look it up you can already find a couple TRD spec'd CH-R's online. It's clear that Toyota sees the potential it has, they are probably just unsure if the NA market has any interest. I believe they are planning on releasing this high performance trim in Japan and then depending on its success, consider branching out into other markets. I for one love the more aggressive styling the TRD variant comes equipped with, and the option for a 6 speed manual.
 

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Hi everyone. I am looking at potentially purchasing a C-HR soon and wanted to get some input from current owners.

1) What are your biggest likes of the C-HR?

2) What are your biggest dislikes of the C-HR?

3) Would you re-purchase your C-HR?

4) What type of things should I look out for? Any major concerns?

5) How much cargo capacity does the C-HR really have with the seats folded down (I occasionally need to haul items for work and can fill an older Ford Escape)?

Just a little bit of background information- The C-HR is going to be used as a daily driver with the occasional 500+ mile road trip. I am looking for a reliable vehicle, decent gas mileage and the ability to haul large boxes once in a while.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
1. Very sporty and aggressive look

2. Front bumper is different from the rest of the world so it's difficult to mod it with Japanese bumpers.

3. Yes, it they brought the All-Wheel Turbo or even the Hybrid models.

4. From experience, none yet.

5. The gas mileage isn't that great tbh. I fill up my tank at least twice a week and I only drive a total of 50 miles each day for work. The back is somewhat spacious, but if you are looking to haul big stuff just pull down your rear seats.
 

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If you look it up you can already find a couple TRD spec'd CH-R's online. It's clear that Toyota sees the potential it has, they are probably just unsure if the NA market has any interest. I believe they are planning on releasing this high performance trim in Japan and then depending on its success, consider branching out into other markets. I for one love the more aggressive styling the TRD variant comes equipped with, and the option for a 6 speed manual.
The problem here is that if they release something like this in NA, it would go upwards of $35K and you'll start to lose some interest with who the car is suppose to market to. The car was originally suppose to be a Scion, so it was suppose to target young and even first time car buyers. I'm fine with the C-HR here right now. Just like the 86, the car is a blank canvas and if you want to mod it to whatever you want, you are more than welcome to.

It just sucks that they have to change the front bumper for NA. If they are going to change the front bumper, it's more than likely going to be a refresh model which would happen 2-3 years down the road if the C-HR makes it that far.
 

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The problem here is that if they release something like this in NA, it would go upwards of $35K and you'll start to lose some interest with who the car is suppose to market to. The car was originally suppose to be a Scion, so it was suppose to target young and even first time car buyers. I'm fine with the C-HR here right now. Just like the 86, the car is a blank canvas and if you want to mod it to whatever you want, you are more than welcome to.

It just sucks that they have to change the front bumper for NA. If they are going to change the front bumper, it's more than likely going to be a refresh model which would happen 2-3 years down the road if the C-HR makes it that far.
I think that's why Lexus has made the case for offering even cheaper Lexus models which down the road could very well turn into an F-Performance product, sort of like what you see from Mercedes and their CLA.
 
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