I recently had the opportunity to spend quality time behind the wheel of the all-new 2023 Crown. And for me this was an experience I have been waiting to have for months.
You see, Toyota Crown is right at the top of my “next car purchase” wish list. Would this be a good new vehicle to transition from my current 2021 Venza Limited? A test drive would help confirm or reject my question for sure.
My ideal 2023 Crown is a Limited in Oxygen White with Macadamia interior.
That being said, let’s see how Crown Limited drives.
2023 Toyota Crown Engine
Toyota Crown is a premium, full-size sedan that is offered in three trim levels – XLE, Limited, and Platinum.
Crown XLE and Limited feature the Toyota Hybrid System powertrain. This utilizes a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine with electric motor power, producing 236 net horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. torque. It is matched with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT).
For those looking for a more adrenaline-filled ride, perhaps consider 2023 Toyota Crown Platinum with HYBRID MAX. This produces a whopping 340 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. torque. Look for a 2.4-liter inline turbocharged 4-cylinder engine matched with a direct shift 6-speed automatic transmission.
Looking at acceleration numbers? Crown XLE and Limited have 0-60 times of 7.6 seconds, while Crown Platinum achieves this in 5.7 seconds.
2023 Crown Test Drive
My evaluator vehicle was a 2023 Toyota Crown Limited with Black paint color and Macadamia interior.
This drive was mainly on the highway, which is what I was wanting to test. I found Crown to have surprising quietness, smoothness, and a cabin comfort level that was what I was hoping it would be.
Speeding up on my first highway on-ramp was swift and smooth. Considering this was the lesser of the two engine types, I was actually surprised at its acceleration power.
Wind and road noise was minimal, although you could hear minor wind noise coming off the side mirrors. One feature I really appreciated was standard acoustic noise-reducing windshield and driver and passenger front windows. This is factory equipped on all three grades. Even at speeds above 70mph, Toyota Crown was quiet.
I also found the multi-link suspension allows Toyota Crown to ride smooth with a soft feel, especially on city streets when going over speed bumps or uneven pavement.
Time for Your Toyota Crown Comments
Even though Toyota Crown will be marketed by Toyota as a premium full-size sedan, I could not help but feel the crossover vibes. Ride height is at 60.6 inches, which is nearly four inches higher than popular Toyota Camry. I found it easy both to get into and get out of Crown.
What are your first impressions of 2023 Toyota Crown? Do you think you would drive a Toyota Crown? If so, what trim level of 2023 Crown would you choose?
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