2018 Toyota C-HR Review
2018 Toyota C-HR Review – Propulsion comes courtesy of a two.0-liter member of Toyota’s currently decade-old metal four-cylinder engine family. it’s twin overhead cams, sixteen valves with variable temporal order, and a comparatively long stroke. however it’s rated at simply one hundred forty four H.P. far at a screaming 6100 rate. The force peak comes at a a lot of affordable 3900 rate, however there’s solely a meager 139 lb-ft. this can be associate degree unpretentious and modest powerplant.
Modesty and naturalness don’t, however, work well with a CVT. typically speaking, CVTs operate best once lashed to fashionable turbocharged engines with a thick low finish and a force curve that starts down low and stays flat sensible and long. as an example, the one74-hp turbo 1.5-liter inline-four that Honda installs within the Civic (as associate degree upgrade to a 158-hp, 138-lb-ft two.0-liter four) produces its 162 lb-ft of peak force at solely 1700 rate and sustains it all the thanks to 5500 rate. That car’s CVT doesn’t ought to search out higher engine speeds to search out adequate grunt.
In distinction, the comparatively high-pitched and not-very-generous force curve of the C-HR’s naturally aspirated inline-four means the CVT’s drive belt urgently hunts for thrust. which ends up in a thrumming drone that’s most irritating at full throttle.