Toyota has lengthy been a methodical large making clever however gradual strikes to set a tone within the automotive market that’s afforded them the standing they’ve right now. In an effort to strive one thing completely different, Toyota brings us their all-new Toyota Crown in a type that we weren’t precisely anticipating.
The Toyota Crown in Japan was referred to as a household of sedans however for bringing the identify stateside the Crown embodies a brand new method for considerably of an SUV-like sedan much like that of what we noticed in autos just like the Subaru Outback or Honda Crosstour.
The new 2023 Toyota Crown basically replaces the discontinued Toyota Avalon, which was a automobile that appealed to considerably of an older crowd however held sturdy as a revered various to the Camry solely in an even bigger and Buick-like type in some cases.
Call it what you need, a SUS (Sport Utility Sedan), CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle), or sedan-UV, the Crown is actually distinctive in its personal proper and Toyota is banking on that uniqueness to win over a big viewers.
The new Toyota Crown in its base and mid-level XLE and Limited trims is powered by the newest hybrid system incorporating a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, comparable to what’s within the present Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The system is nice for 236 horsepower and can get about 38 mpg mixed. Move as much as the Crown Platinum top-level trim and also you get a extra sturdy hybrid powertrain utilizing a 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, six-speed computerized transmission, an electrical motor rather than a torque converter, and one other electrical motor on the rear axle. The system is like what’s discovered within the new Lexus RX 500h F Sport however will get barely much less energy to ship 340 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline financial system for the Crown Platinum is 28 mpg mixed.
The new Toyota Crown touts quite massive dimensions with a wheelbase of 112.2-inches, size of 194-inches, 72.4-inches huge, and 60.6-inches tall. There are 19-inch wheels on the XLE trim and the Platinum will get massive 21-inch wheels. The platform for the Crown is definitely derived from the brand new Lexus RX furthering its SUV-ness as an alternative of being only a jacked-up sedan with sloping rear roofline.
The inside has loads of good touches on the premium aspect of issues beginning with its 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen working the newest Toyota Audio Multimedia software program that we’ve seen in autos like the brand new Tundra.
Toyota has saved the dashboard simplistic and straightforward to make use of and has included the welcomed options of heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated rear seats within the Limited and Platinum trims together with leather-based seats all through, an 11-speaker JBL audio system, and a full array of anticipated lively security options via the newest Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS) with adaptive cruise management, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep help, and so forth. The Limited and Platinum trims get LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and parking sensors. The Platinum additionally will get an adaptive suspension setup that may be firmed up via the Sport S+ or properly-set Custom drive modes.
The new 2023 Toyota Crown will arrive at dealerships this fall.