Adios, Avalon, here comes the Crown: (New) 2023 Toyota Hybrid-only Crossover

December 27th, 2022 by

As a result of the widespread adoption of Crossover and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) by American families, the large sedan segment has diminished in popularity. After 2022, Toyota will no longer produce the Avalon.

The Toyota Avalon has been manufactured in the United States since 1994 and is currently in the fifth generation (released for 2019) of the model. It competes in the large sedan segment, and is positioned above the mid-size Camry.

Toyota has decided to rework the concept of its large sedan segment from the ground up. The 2023 Toyota Crown, which will replace the Avalon  is a new high-riding sedan with the shape of a hatchback (though it has a conventional trunk), hybrid-only powertrains, and truly unique styling. It will be available here in Jacksonville in 2023. Considering how often automakers errs on the side of caution when developing new vehicles, Toyota is going bold with the new Crown.

What’s going on behind the curtain with the new Toyota Crown?

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2023 Toyota Crown is a Hybrid with terrific gas mileage and a sporty look

Toyota Crown model year 2023 Trim Levels

The 2023 Crown will be offered in three trim levels: XLE, Limited, and Platinum. Each of these variants will be a hybrid (great for fuel savings around Baldwin and Yulee) and they come standard with all-wheel drive. The XLE and the Limited both have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels, and an electric motor mounted behind the rear axle. According to Toyota, the combination of the system and the continuously variable automatic transmission should be able to achieve a fuel economy of 38 mpg.

The Crown Platinum is an entirely different animal than the standard Crown. The four-cylinder engine in the Platinum is a turbocharged 2.4-liter unit. The end result is a significant increase in power, with the combined output being listed at 340 horsepower. The transmission is upgraded to a conventional six-speed automatic, and adaptive dampers are installed so that the driver can choose between driving characteristics that are sporty and comfortable according to their preferences. MPG is a combined 27.

What’s the interior of the Toyota Crown going to be like?

The Toyota Crown is packed with amenities. Even the most basic XLE model comes standard with heated front seats, a 12.3-inch touchscreen with onboard navigation, wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a jamming six-speaker sound system. When it comes to safety, every Toyota Crown comes standard with blind-spot monitoring in addition to the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 suite of driving aids. This suite includes forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, a rear seat reminder, and road sign identification. An automated parking system is included as an additional feature of the Platinum model.

With the introduction of the 2023 Toyota Crown full-size sedan, Toyota is going in a bold direction when compared to its successor, the Toyota Avalon. Its unique appearance and hybrid power trains suggest that it should also be quite fuel-efficient. Check back for updates regarding the 2023 Toyota Crown, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on our social channels, so give us a follow on our Instagram, TikTok and Facebook pages.  

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