2023 Toyota Crown Early Review | Consumer Reports

2023 Toyota Crown Early Review | Consumer Reports 1

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The Toyota Crown aims to bridge the gap between traditional sedans and SUVs. It replaces the Avalon, and comes strictly with a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. The EPA estimates the Crown will get 41mpg combined, we're curious to see if that number holds after the Crown completes CR's 50-plus vehicle tests.

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30 Comments on "2023 Toyota Crown Early Review | Consumer Reports"

  1. Chezzyperson 33 | June 1, 2023 at 3:28 PM |

    We should’ve got the Crown Estate instead of this and the Venza

  2. I like that you buy new cars from the dealer. Great job Consumer report

  3. Peppermint | June 1, 2023 at 4:39 PM |

    Good comment on seats. Be sure to rent for a few days before purchasing. The rear window looks tiny

  4. The Queen's Half Corgi | June 1, 2023 at 4:52 PM |

    0:48 big miss opportunity there, for not making it a liftback.

  5. Michael Trinidad | June 1, 2023 at 5:22 PM |

    I was hoping they had a front-wheel-drive version. I don’t want all-wheel drive never have never will.

  6. Right Lane Hog | June 1, 2023 at 5:25 PM |

    CR, Toyota has previewed 3 very good looking Crown models and one homage to the Honda Crosstour, how did we end up with the Clown? 🤔 For the record, this premium sedan has even less rear headroom than the everyday Camry.🤨

  7. When it first came out it looked weird to me, but the looks are starting to grow on me, especially in this black which makes it look pretty sharp.

  8. I’m with Gabe, I want 4-way lumbar! How can a $47k vehicle not have 4-way lumbar? Come on! Apparently one can spend almost $60k on the new Grand Highlander and *still* not get it. I’m just not a fan of the fact that so many Toyota’s have only 2-way lumbar. Maybe the Venza is an exception?

  9. Toyota could have just added AWD to the Avalon instead or incorporated this drive train into the lineup, im not really a fan of this new Crown.

  10. So now there are 2 Crowns! The Camry is the English pronunciation of Kanmuri which in Japanese means “crown”!

  11. Cesar Trujillo | June 2, 2023 at 12:24 AM |

    I sure hope this looks better in person.

  12. I live in Japan and I have owned Toyota Crowns for over 30 years. I just ordered a new Toyota a few days ago and it is NOT a Crown. This market in Japan does not want a crossover or an SUV. The “A” pillar makes it difficult to get into to car. Also the raised body makes is also for shorter people (like my wife), to climb into. Toyota is now scrambling as they are bringing out a Crown sedan in November in Japan. Too late for me as we have to order cars and there is a 6 month waiting period here.

    • The Crown sadan was always in the the works, no scrambling at all. Toyota always takes care of their home market, the sequence of release for the Crown models was dependent on model replenishments in the US where they needed a n Avalon replacement in 2023.

  13. I never thought I would say this, but that trunk configuration is a deal breaker.

    • new2000car | June 9, 2023 at 7:52 AM |

      Yes it’s terrible. Worst of both worlds. The look of a hatchback, but the utility of a trunk. Used to be they would try to give the utility of a hatchback with the look of a trunk. It must be for structural integrity in a crash , but you can’t possibly put a lawnmower or bbq grill in there.

  14. TheWeeklyJourney | June 2, 2023 at 7:27 PM |

    Im 6’1″ and have no issues in seating comfortably anywhere. Of course … my preference was the platinum trim because of the adaptive suspension, dual hybrid motors and the 2.4 litre engine. Buying decision objective: Power / Luxury and Price. Specs of the Lexus 500h to the Crown Platinum makes the Crown a better deal. The lexus engine, trans and suspension appear to be the same.

  15. S. Garabet | June 15, 2023 at 3:11 PM |

    I take it this is the first time Toyota brought a Crown to the US market? They’ve been around since the mid 70’s.

  16. Manufacturers expect consumers to accept the high MSRP on face value.
    Corrections are needed.
    Average 2019 MSRP was $32,000
    Average 2023 MSRP is $49,000
    That’s 10% increase every year.

    • Manufacturers also have suppliers, who are also supplied from primary sources. To suggest that the manufacturers alone are responsible for higher prices when there has been well documented global factors is a little beyond the pale.

  17. mayonnaise | June 16, 2023 at 1:14 PM |

    I miss the Avalon. I loved the most recent upgrades to it in 2019 and beyond. The Crown has the appearance of a toy car.

  18. TheDoltonboy | June 16, 2023 at 4:31 PM |

    If it was a lift back I’d consider this car

  19. Len Hanson | June 22, 2023 at 1:02 PM |

    I sure hope Toyota decides to send the Crown Wagon North America. That would check all my wish list items

  20. Greatdome99 | July 14, 2023 at 12:08 AM |

    If some felt the seats are too hard, but no one found them too soft, they are too hard by default.

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