The 2023 Toyota Crown is available in three model levels. New design and two hybrid engine choices, as well as standard all-wheel drive, make up for the Avalon’s staid demeanour with the 2023 Toyota Crown, which replaces the Avalon when it goes out of production in 2022.
Three electric motors driven by a new nickel metal-hydride battery pack are used to power the XLE and Limited models. This Toyota configuration delivers 236 horsepower and 6.2 L/100 km fuel efficiency.
Toyota’s classic hybrid arrangement features two motors and an internal combustion engine linked together via an adjustable planetary gearset that allows the front wheels to be powered at any given moment by a continually varying ratio. The Crown has all-wheel drive thanks to a third electric motor driving the back wheels.
A New Class of Hybrid
Hybrid Max is a new six-speed automatic transmission that can be found in the Platinum model, which includes a turbocharged inline-four hybrid engine. An electric motor contributes more horsepower and torque and improves the powertrain’s responsiveness.
The Hybrid Max system, according to Toyota, generates 340 horsepower. It is possible for the standard hybrid to run with only front-wheel drive in some situations, but with the more powerful Hybrid Max engine, at least some of its power is always sent rear. This will be a more powerful hybrid system than what you find on the Corolla Hybrid or Camry Hybrid.
Power & Handling
The consistent power distribution to the rear generates “the feeling of rear-wheel-drive manoeuvrability” since the rear e-Axle is water-cooled, allowing the rear electric motor to be on duty at all times.
All model grades include a new multi-link rear suspension system, and the Premium trim features Adaptive Variable Suspension, which is tailored for the high output of the combination of the 2.4L engine and the rear e-Axle.
Active Cornering Assist, which employs stability control to decrease understeer in corners, is also standard on the Crown. Wheels for the XLE are 19-inch alloys, while those for the Platinum are 21-inch 10-spoke wheels in black. A strut front suspension and a multilink rear suspension are standard on all Crowns.
The Crown’s interior is clean and uncluttered. Toyota’s newest Multimedia system has a 12.3-inch touchscreen and an Intelligent Assistant that recognizes voice requests like “Hey Toyota.”
For the back passengers, the Crown has two USB-C outlets and a wireless charging pad. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can both be used wirelessly in the vehicle. The basic dual-zone climate control is thankfully controlled via a series of tactile buttons underneath the display.
Voice control allows you to dictate text messages in natural speaking language via the cloud-based navigation system, and over-the-air updates are also accessible. While the basic XLE vehicles come standard with six speakers, the Limited and Platinum versions include an 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio System with a rear subwoofer and an 8-channel amplifier.
An 11-speaker JBL audio system is included in the Limited and Platinum trim levels. Limited’s interior is available in black and chestnut or macadamia, however, the XLE’s are only available in black.
The Crown is expected to be spacious and comfy. The eight-way power heated front seats of the Crown XLE are upholstered in a synthetic leather and cloth blend. Adding the Limited or Platinum trim levels gets you ventilated leather seats in the front and heated seats in the back.
When it comes to the Crown’s quiet cabin, the engineers studied noise transmission around the windows, door frames, and even the wiring harness in order to ensure that the vehicle’s interior is as quiet as possible. Even the inner rocker and bulkhead are bonded together with sound-absorbing adhesives.
Additional features including LED interior accent lighting, LED headlights, and rain-sensing wipers are included in the Platinum and Limited grades. Digital key and dark metallic, 10-spoke alloy wheels will be included in the higher trims.
The hood and trunk of the Platinum may be painted black for a two-tone look. Standard equipment includes the Advanced Park system, which allows the driver to park the Crown without touching the steering wheel or pedals.
The prices for the newly redesigned Crown have not yet been disclosed, but you can expect this car to be available at Toyota dealerships this fall. Would you consider this one over the current hybrid lineup? Leave us your feedback below!