it is basically based on same platform as future Rav4, just made deliberately smaller than Rav4 with much shorter overhangs.Size-wise the C-HR is in between the CX-3/HR-V/etc and the RAV4/CR-V/etc. It's bigger than any competitor in the subcompact CUV segment, but smaller than a compact CUV. So it's in a unique position size-wise, but is still noticeably smaller than a Rav4, and does not compete with the Rav4 for a number of reasons.
It makes it heavier than competition since it has much more sophisticated suspension and interior, but that also makes it much nicer. Interior wise back seat is surprisingly spacious, it is just the trunk that is smaller actually.
And I am surprised USA does not get nice things from Europe... our black roof versions look like crazy and so does factory leather. Maybe next year version will be truly Toyota and not single spec Scion?
Real life just looks amazing.