Toyota this morning announced pricing and confirmed EPA fuel economy figures for the 2023 Crown sedan.
Its short point: Toyota Crown 2023 is more expensive and less fuel efficient than the old version Toyota Avalon Hybrid. But like Venza crossover introduced in 2021, all versions of the Crown are all-wheel drive hybrids. And the Crown’s slightly elevated seating position, rough imitation packaging, and what Toyota describes as a “wide rear end” can create a wider grid than its luxurious but domed predecessor.
Toyota Crown 2023 starts at $41,055 for the XSE or $46,645 for the Limited. Both received an improved version of Toyota’s planetary hybrid system, with the implementation of bipolar nickel-metal hydride battery helping to achieve a total of 41 mpg — 3 mpg better than Toyota predicted when it first announced the Crown in July, and just 2 mpg lower than the upcoming Avalon Hybrid.
2023 Toyota Crown
The Crown Platinum, for $53,445, has another set of components underneath. It’s the first model in the U.S. to feature Toyota’s Hybrid Max performance hybrid system, which adds a higher-powered motor to direct rear-wheel drive and eliminates the planetary torque split layout. in front for the six-speed automatic transmission and electric motor system.
Toyota describes the Hybrid Max system as Lexus implementing the system in the highest-performance version of the Lexus RX Series, RX 500h; at the Crown, it achieved an estimated 30 mpg combined — 2 mpg better than initially anticipated.
2023 Toyota Crown
Platinum versions also get unique 21-inch wheels along with variable oil-pressure shock absorbers and an e-axle system for traction. All Crowns are built on Toyota’s TNGA-K platform, and the automaker emphasizes that, like the Avalon, quietness and refinement are top priorities and that the Crown is “a mecca on the road. “.
If these sound like conflicting but compelling priorities, you’re not alone. We hope to be driving the Crown Hybrid soon and look forward to sharing these differences with you right here.