As promised, the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia expands the flagship mannequin line past only a sedan. It guarantees way more practicality together with customary all-wheel drive. Nevertheless, it is not out there with the Crown sedan’s high powertrain, and it finds itself in a decent area of interest amongst Toyota’s many SUVs.
The Crown Signia arrives trying practically an identical to the Crown Property Sort idea from 2022. It does not actually even have any noticeable changes for manufacturing. It is simply that idea (or extra like “idea”) come to life. We after all get to see contained in the manufacturing Signia, although, and the inside is mainly the identical because the Crown sedan’s with flowing sprint panels, bronze accents and twin 12.3-inch screens for devices and infotainment. In fact, there’s additionally the bigger hatch space, although Toyota hasn’t given dimensions for it.
The powertrain is acquainted, too. It is the identical naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain from the bottom Crown sedan. It makes 243 horsepower and has customary all-wheel drive due to a rear-mounted electrical motor. However in contrast to the Crown, it is the one out there powertrain, that means you may’t get the Signia with the 340-horsepower Hybrid Max of the sedan. That is a little bit of a bummer, as the bottom powertrain is just ample, whereas the Hybrid Max provides refinement and character. It should nonetheless be fairly environment friendly with an estimated 36 mpg mixed, splitting the distinction between the usual Crown sedan’s 41 mpg, and the Hybrid Max model’s 30. Toyota additionally claims a towing ranking of as much as 2,600 kilos.
This all places the Crown Signia in an odd place, as a result of Toyota already has a form of premium two-row hybrid SUV in the Venza. The Crown Signia shall be a bit larger, although to not the identical extent as a Highlander. It is extra highly effective than the 219-horsepower Venza, which is not rated for towing. Signia is not as environment friendly, both, with the Venza getting 39 mpg. Signia will seemingly be costlier than the $34,000 Venza, too, in all probability coming in above $40,000.
Maybe that really leaves the Venza within the odd place. Its measurement is extraordinarily near its mechanical twin, the RAV4 Hybrid, regardless of advertising proclamations of it being a “midsize” SUV. In contrast, the Crown Signia suits extra comfortably between the RAV4 and Highlander. They are able to coexist, however it does appear that the house between Toyota SUVs is getting sliced a bit skinny on this space. And that is with out contemplating the choices from Lexus: the NX and RX.
Two trims are on supply: XLE and Restricted. The XLE comes customary with 19-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable entrance seats, fabric and leatherette upholstery, six-speaker sound system, wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital rearview mirror. The Restricted provides 21-inch wheels, a glass roof, leather-based upholstery, heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated outboard rear seats, an 11-speaker JBL sound system and compatibility with a digital telephone key. And all Crown Signias will come customary with automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise management, lane-keep help, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, automated headlights and Proactive Driving Help. That final function can apply mild braking and steering at nook entry and to keep up house between the car and different highway customers.
The Crown Signia shall be out there subsequent summer season. Pricing hasn’t been introduced, however with the sedan beginning round $40,000, we’d anticipate the Signia to start out slightly above that.