A closer look at the Toyota C-HR's disappointing dashboard tech
Today we're taking a look at the technology in the 2018 Toyota CHR.
Don't worry, this will be a short window.
Not a whole lot to talk about.
Now the CHR began it's life as a Scion concept before that brand would belly up.
And it got absorbed into the main Toyota brand But it still keeps that thigh on mentality towards really basic dashboard tech that we saw from these brand.
So here in the center we've got a basic seven inch display audio system.
It's the only option available on this vehicle.
It doesn't do a whole lot.
You got your basic audio sources.
Things like AM, FM radio but no satellite radio.
You've got USB with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and an aux jack.
Things that are missing include an optical drive but who's really caring CD's around anymore?
But I'm definitely feeling the lack of Android Auto and Apple Carflick connectivity especially for a vehicle that's targeted at younger drivers who like to use their phones in the car.
And the fact that this car can't be had with a navigation option makes that even more of a sting.
Fortunately because this is basically a Zion dashboard you got a double den system here.
So you can just punch it out and put something better in for a couple of hundred bucks.
That's the way that I'd go.
No because the dashboard takes the mediocre, I'm surprised to see that the safety tech is actually quite good.
Toyota made their safety stance piece system standard on the three a chart that means out of the box without checking any options you've got things like adaptive cruise control automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning link keeping a system you'll find all of those things in a menu here.
Here where you can do things like adjust the sensitivity of the land to keeping a sea system.
And even access a driver alerting system that will let you know if you are getting a little tired while driving and give you suggestions to pull over and take a break.
This menu is also where you will find hidden the different drive modes.
I sort of take it around in Eco mode before I realise there was also.
So in normal and sport modes you can find here in this menu.
So if you're looking to pep things up, that's where you're gonna wanna look.
So there you have it, pretty much all of the tech in the 2018 Toyota CHR.
Told you there's not very much to it.
Be sure to check out our full review for even more detail.