C-HR gets the 2.0 litre hybrid engine

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  1. kithmo

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    As in the title, next year the Toyota C-HR crossover is to get the 2.0 Litre Hybrid engine added to the options list, 157 bhp. I thought it would get the AWD as well that would make more sense for a crossover.
     
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    Our C-HRs (petrol only so far - Hybrid coming next year) are only FWD. But in reality - have you looked at it? The back seat is worse than useless - it takes up space but I wouldn't put my worst enemy in there (not that I've got any) - and definitely not children unless they have vomit bags. There is absolutely no visibility out the back window - very little for adults, nil for children.

    Plus, the back door handles seem so flimsy and children have to reach up to them - I reckon they'll be replacing them regularly.

    There are far better crossovers - unless someone is strictly looking for a 2 seater. That said - the front seats are better than PRIUS front seats.
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    I hate crossovers full stop, they bounce about too much, but SWMBO loves the C-HR and keeps going on about them as she's about ready to change the old 2006 Gen 2 Prius.
    Neither of us use the back seats much, so the lack of space in there is no problem, she likes the higher seating for easy access in and out.
     
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    Fair but the CH-R is targeting empty nesters and young professionals that don’t use the rear seats often and prefer a bit of style over the derivatives like the HR-V or Qashqai.
     
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    I think the CH-R looks freaking awesome ! Way better than my Prius LE. If a Hybrid had been available, I'd have totally considered one. They also have a couple really nice looking pant options, unlike Prius which had none.

    And BTW, even though my back seats get used constantly with rideshare, back seat space is never a problem for me. My seat is always on the front left :) lol
     
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    @kithmo and @alanclarkeau want to know why you insist on riding in the passenger seat. ;)
     
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    Have you sat in the back seat of a C-HR - I didn't believe it when I first saw one, so tried sitting in there. There is no way that you'd use it for RideSharing. It's really a 2 seater car with 4 doors.

    As for style - I think that C-HR was designed by 17 juvenile stylists who weren't allowed to talk to each other. There is no continuity of style like PRIUS - which, most styling is for a reason - aerodynamics and a practical hatchback.
     
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    I haven't, and I still wouldn't if I owned one. Like I say, my seat is always on the front left :)
    Again, I think the styling blows away any Prius ever made, not to mention, a few beautiful paint and wheel options.
    Your probably right about it not being comfortable for ride share though, which is a bummer. But just for a personal vehicle, I think Id love it ! as for back seat space, Id just rip those completely out anyway, for more storage, and a nice subwoofer enclosure. And BTW, I'm not a young guy... I'm 56 ;)
     
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    When you get to 76, it will seem young!
     
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