The 2023 Toyota Crown ‘lift-up sedan’ has some unique features that many are excited about. However, the Crown will feature single and two-tone paint color options depending on your choice of trim level. This has created the odd situation where there’s one color option that drivers can only get half of. But the half-tone paint option is not the only thing that distinguishes the new SUV-like sedan.
Main features of the 2023 Toyota Crown
There are suggestions that the 2023 Toyota Crown could replace the Venza Hybrid. If that’s the case, it’s an upgrade considering the features and engine output.
According to Toyota, the 2023 Toyota Crown comes in three trims: XLE, Limited, and Platinum. The XLE trim models feature a black interior and the option of black and chestnut or macadamia as you move up to the Limited trims.
The 2023 Toyota Crown XLE and 2023 Toyota Crown Limited have a Toyota Hybrid System, a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine paired with dual electric motors, which give an estimated 38 mpg and delivers up to 340 hp.
The XLE also offers three drive modes: Eco, Sport, and Normal, and it comes packaged with a six-speaker audio system, powered and heated Softex and fabric front seats, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
While the Limited grade has all Crown XLE’s features, it adds a fixed panoramic roof, leather-trimmed seats, multi-beam LED headlights, and heated rear seats. Per Toyota, the Crown Limited also has rear cross-traffic braking, intelligent clearance sonar, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and 11-speaker JBL audio system for entertainment.
On the other hand, the Crown Limited Advanced Technology package gives drivers 10-spoke alloy wheels, dark metallic 21-inch, and a bird’s eye view camera.
The Hybrid Max powertrain, only available to Crown Platinum models, has a front-mounted electric motor and a turbo 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed auto transmission. While the power plant only manages 28 mpg, it makes up for it with a sportier acceleration. The Crown Platinum lift-up sedan also boasts standard Adaptive Variable Suspension tuned to support the high output powertrain.
As for the Crown Platinum trim, it offers six drive modes: Eco, Sport, Normal, Comfort, Sport+, and Custom. These provide the most suitable profile based on your driving habits.
All trims have Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 and the new Audio Multimedia System by Toyota. The XLE and Limited have an electronically controlled CVT, and the Platinum grade has a direct shift 6-speed automatic transmission.
Unlike ordinary sedans, the Crown has a raised overall height. Toyota states that this is based on Toyota’s GA-K platform for better road visibility.
According to Car and Driver, the estimated price for the 2023 Toyota XLE is $41,000, and $45,000 for the Limited trim. The 2023 Crown Platinum will cost an estimated $49,000.
The two-tone Bronze Age color option
The 2023 Toyota Crown has an available Bronze Age color option as part of a bi-tone paint scheme. The bi-tone paint option is Toyota’s first in the color palette, but it is only available to the Platinum grade drivers.
Similar to the other color options, the Bronze Age bi-tone features black paint that extends from the trunk to the hood. Bronze Age color has connotations of luxury and rarity, adding to the uniqueness of the new 2023 Toyota Crown.
Other paint color options
In addition to the Bronze Age bi-tone, the new Toyota Crown Platinum has five other exterior color options: Oxygen White, Black, Supersonic Red, Heavy Metal, and Magnetic Gray Metallic.
The XLE trim has five available car color options: Magnetic Gray Metallic, Oxygen White, Black, Supersonic Red, and Heavy Metal. This trim has a standard black interior.
There is also a bi-tone paint option that combines the various available exterior shades with black. As for the 2023 Toyota Limited, it has the same color options as XLE.