The American Standard Champion 4 is a low-flow water-saving toilet that features an elongated bowl for user comfort, an “EverClean” glazed surface that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, and consumes only 1.6 gallons of water per flush.
It’s vitreous china construction can last up to 10 years. It also has a powerful flushing system, and is comfortable and easy to use by people of all ages and sizes, as well as people with disabilities. Its single-piece construction does not require frequent maintenance and the toilet cleans itself during every flush.
A slow close seat is included, but it doesn’t come with a wax ring. The Champion4 is not WaterSense certified, which may be a disadvantage for some people. Apart from that, Champion 4 is an excellent choice for any home.
- Specifications – American Standard Champion 4
- Flushing System
- Installation Notes
- Differences Between Old and New H2Option Toilets
- Unique Features and Benefits
- Pros and Cons
- Common Problems
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Overall Rating 4.4/5
Specifications – American Standard Champion 4
|Seat Height||17 inches from floor to toilet seat|
|Certification||Certified frustration-free |
|Toilet Flush Rate||1.6 GPF|
|Flush Technology||4″ piston action Accelerator™ flush valve|
|Color||Choice of Bone, Linen or White|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||29.8 x 17.8 x 29.5 inches|
|Trapway Size||2 3/8 inches|
|Rough-in||Standard 12 inches|
The Champion 4’s powerful water-saving flush system and large trapway uses siphon action inside the bowl to boost flushing efficiency and move 70% more waste mass compared to traditional toilets.
A chrome trip lever mounted on the tank provides convenient and effortless flushing operation.
Like the American Standard Cadet 3, the American Standard Champion 4 requires a standard 12-inch rough-in for installation. Since the Champion 4 is a one-piece toilet that is heavier than two-piece toilets you will need an extra pair of hands for its installation.
Its Speed Connect tank/bowl coupling system makes the positioning of the tank on the bowl very convenient and effortless so that installation can be completed quickly and easily.
Differences Between Old and New H2Option Toilets
There is little significant difference between old and new H2Option toilets. Each has the same trapway, same valves, and are similar in shape. The main difference between the two types of toilet is in the toilet tank. Current H2Option models have taller tanks than traditional toilets and a lower flush capacity.
Unique Features and Benefits
Here’s a list of the top 8 features and benefits of the American Standard Champion 4 toilet.
#1. Four-Inch Flush Valve
The Champion 4’s wide 4-inch diameter flush valve is one of its best features because it provides plenty of space to flush away all waste.
#2. Water Saving
While the Champion 4’s 1.6 GPF rate doesn’t meet EPA WaterSense standards, it still consumes far less water per flush than standard toilets. Older model toilets can consume up to 5 gallons per single flush.
#3. EverClean Surface
The Champion 4 smooth glazed EverClean surface prevents contaminants and bacteria from sticking to the toilet.
#4. Vitreous China Construction
The Champion 4 is made from vitreous china — a strong and durable material that is proven to last at least 10 years, making it an excellent long-lasting investment for your bathroom.
#5. Oval Bowl Design
The Champion 4’s elongated oval toilet bowl design offers a large sitting area that provides superior comfort for people of all sizes.
#6. ADA Compliance
As an ADA compliant toilet, the Champion 4 is easily used by people of all ages as well as people with disabilities.
#7. 2-⅜-inch Trapway
The Champion 4’s large 2 3/8 inch trapway can move waste that is up to 75% larger than the capacity of standard toilets with 2-inch trapways.
Whereas most toilets today come with a 1-year warranty, the American Standard Chapion 4 toilet comes with a 10 year warranty that covers replacement of damaged or broken parts.
Pros and Cons
There are many reasons to choose the American Standard Champion 4 toilet over other units. Here are some pros and cons to consider when deciding which is best.
Common problems you may encounter with the Champion 4 are: (1) potential leaking if the flush valve is too tight, (2) occasional clogging that affects the flush power and operation, and (3) slow tank refillm which can happen when the shut-off valve is halfway closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Start by installing the bolts in the flange. Then, install the wax ring and add a sealant around the base. Place the toilet in the correct position and make sure that the bolts enter the right holes. Then, using nuts and washers, ensure that the toilet is not too tight. Finally, press it down on the flange, and connect the water supply.
Yes. Since the toilet seat has a standard size, most third-party seats will fit properly.
No. The floor bolts and wax ring must be purchased separately. However, the toilet has universal measurements, so you can find these parts in most stores.
Many people think that a newer version should always be better. However, that’s not true. There is absolutely no difference between this and the new model. No added features and no improvements.
Overall Rating 4.4/5
This one-piece ADA-compliant toilet offers superior comfort, self-cleaning operation, and a powerful flushing system with siphon action for improved performance. Its glazed EverClean surface prevents the growth of microorganisms, such as mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. However, American Standard Champion 4 is not EPA WaterSense certified. We hope this review was helpful to you. Feel free to browse more high quality toilet reviews here.