American Standard Champion 4 Round Two-Piece Toilet (731BA001S.020)

Marketed with flushing power front and center, the Champion toilets from American Standard live up to the hype. The trapway and flush valve along with proprietary PowerWash rim helps to send all waste exactly where it belongs first time round. As long as you don’t get too heavy-handed with the toilet tissue, you shouldn’t have any issues with flushing a second time and the tank runs almost whisper-quiet unlike some models in this line which have a tendency to sing.

Description

Marketed with flushing power front and center, the Champion toilets from American Standard live up to the hype. The trapway and flush valve along with proprietary PowerWash rim help to send all waste exactly where it belongs first time round. As long as you don’t get too heavy-handed with the toilet tissue, you shouldn’t have any issues with flushing a second time and the tank runs almost whisper-quiet unlike some models in this line which have a tendency to sing.

Despite excellent flushing performance, you’ll only use 1.6 gallons of water with each flush. This ensures the Champion complies with EPA WaterSense guidelines so you can do your bit for the environment. Since the toilet is responsible for almost one-third of all water consumed in a household, this efficiency translates into real savings when those water bills hit the mat. You’ll only have one flush button so you won’t need to fiddle around with a partial flush for liquid waste but you won’t squander water needlessly either.

The two-piece design promotes ease of repairs and maintenance at the expense of a slightly busier look. The round bowl allows you to slot the Champion 4 into smaller bathrooms with consummate ease. Although the seat could be larger, if space is too tight to mention, you need to make some compromises. Sitting 17 inches high, the seat falls in with ADA regulations and means you’ll have no problems getting up or down even if your mobility is failing.

The Champion range comes with a truly impressive guarantee with chinaware backed for life and all mechanical parts covered for a decade. The soft-close seat is also covered for 1-year so you’ll have no concerns about the build quality. Installation is not problematic and you get all hardware chucked in with the exception of supply lines. Whether you go the DIY route or call in a contractor, you’ll be all set up in no time.

To sum it up:

  • Meets both ADA and WaterSense regulations
  • Single-flush mechanism rated at 1.6 GPF
  • Lifetime warranty for chinaware
  • 10-year warranty on moving parts
  •  1-year guarantee on seat
GOODBAD
Potent single flushCan feel cramped for larger adults
EverClean glazing treatment reduces stainingTank needs to be treated with care
Comfort height seat ADA-compliantQuality control is underwhelming
Round bowl a real space-saverSeat is not the most comfortable

Features

  • The American Standard 731BA001S.020 has a user-friendly single flush
  •  Rated at 1.6 GPF for water-efficiency with no loss of power
  •  ADA-compliant seat is 17 inches high
  •  Siphonic flush delivers great power
  •  Glazed trapway keeps staining to an absolute minimum

The Champion 4 731BA001S.020 is another home run for American Standard. Pricing is spot-on, the space-saving design makes it suitable for smaller bathrooms and you’ll still get reasonable room for yourself. The combination of high-performance flushing in a water-conserving unit is another rarity. Many toilets force you to sacrifice one to achieve the other but American Standard finds the sweet spot.With 220 reviews and a solid 4.5 star average, the majority of compliments center on the ability to save water and money while still enjoying all the power you expect from a flush. The compact nature of the design earns the Champion 4 round front praise from many happy customers with smaller bathrooms. The right-height seat goes down well with older users and the price is frequently mentioned as representing outstanding value.American Standard tanks unfortunately have a reputation for delicacy. You should avoid placing ornaments on top of the tank as they can cause hairline cracks if you move them around while cleaning so you’re better off to treat this toilet with kid gloves. A number of users commented about the seat feeling rather cramped but this is a trade-off you need to make with a dinkier round front toilet. Very little else appears in a negative light among the high number of overwhelmingly positive reviews. Despite that slight fragility, the Champion 4 remains one of the most affordable toilets on the market that still delivers robust flushing performance without using too much water in the process.

Assembled Weight96 3/4 lbs.
Assembled Depth28 1/4”
Assembled Width17 3/4”
Assembled Height31 1/4”
Bowl Height with Seat17”
Bowl TypeChair Height
Bowl ShapeRound
Flush Lever LocationLeft Front
Flush TechnologyGravity Fed
Flush TypeSingle
Gallons Per Flush1.6 GPF
Trapway Size2 3/8”
Installation TypeFloor-Mounted
Rough-In Size12”

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