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A new SUV king might be on the way, known as the Toyota Crown. With such a royal name, it’s safe to expect several luxurious upgrades and amenities. Let’s check out what to expect with the 2023 Toyota Crown

What comes with the 2023 Toyota Crown 

2023 Toyota Crown patent image
2023 Toyota Crown patent image | Toyota

The 2023 Toyota Crown is almost here, and it will debut on July 15. We’re only a few days away from learning more about the high-riding sedan SUV. The patent design images show a four-door sedan with body cladding and a lifted ride height. 

The Crown rides on the new TNGA-K platform, which supports forward drive, all-wheel drive, and electric powertrains. According to Car and Driver, this new SUV will come with standard AWD, which is an excellent perk. 

Rumors also suggest that the Crown will have a standard hybrid powertrain. It could use the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine setup that’s paired with two electric motors, like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. This setup cranks out 219 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. 

The Toyota Crown Hybrid may get a more powerful setup from the Lexus RX. It uses a 2.4-liter inline-four engine and two electric motors to generate 367 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. 

How capable is the 2023 Crown? 

We could see an off-roading variant for the 2023 Toyota Crown, but we have to wait to learn more. It could be set up to easily tackle inclement weather situations on the pavement, but it may also incorporate the ability to conquer trails. 

The Lexus RX uses an AWD system called Direct4. It uses a more powerful electric engine on the rear axle to improve handling and performance. With this system, the Crown will provide a sporty experience with confidence and control. 

Typically off-roading upgrades for climbing over rocks and water fording compromise comfort on the road. So, the Crown could be more of a daily driver if Toyota seeks to provide a smoother ride quality and quieter interior. 

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in the city and up to 38 mpg on the highway, which is excellent. It can also accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.4 seconds. We hope the Crown is a little faster. 

When properly equipped, the RAV4 Hybrid can tow up to 1,750 lbs. The gas-powered RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 lbs. The Crown may offer more power. 

How much does the 2023 Crown cost? 

2023 Toyota Crown patent image
2023 Toyota Crown patent image | Toyota

Official pricing for the 2023 Toyota Crown hasn’t been revealed. But it may replace the Toyota Avalon, which starts at $36,825. The Crown may cost a little more to cover all of its new upgrades and standard AWD. 

There used to be an Avalon TRD model, which helps the case for off-roading. It’s expected to be larger than the Toyota Camry with extra cargo and passenger space. The batteries could be smaller than the Avalon’s too. 

The interior may feature high-quality materials such as leather upholstery and soft-touch surfaces with accent stitching. The tech could include a massive touchscreen, head-up display, digital gauge cluster, and a wireless phone charging pad. 

We know that the Toyota Crown is making a return to America, and it should arrive at dealerships this fall. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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