2023 Toyota Crown Interior Review: An Avalon or Camry or Neither?

Jane Seymour A few hours ago · 5 min. read
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2023 Toyota Crown

Room To Spread Out?

The 2023 Toyota Crown is a car that people usually purchase when they want more style and space; however, it's only moderately successful in both of those categories. Any experienced driver would be able to spot this sedan from a mile away due its unique look, which isn't something that can be said about many other cars on the market today. Spaciousness is also something potential buyers will appreciate—to an extent. Unless you're taller than average, you and your passengers should have plenty of room to stretch out comfortably inside the vehicle.


Though, if you rear back to the Crown's rear seat, things are only satisfactory. The Volkswagen Arteon and discontinued Toyota Avalon have more legroom in their rear seats than does the Crown. And when you move all the way back to its cargo area, again the Crown performs respectably with a 15.2-cubic-foot trunk. That's smaller than what was found in now gone Avalons but it still can't challenge  the practicality of what has become standard features for 2023 Arteo: lots of space plus a power hatch."

The Crown's Interior Style And Tech

In other words, the inside of the 2023 Toyota Crown is not as daring as the outside. Our experience driving multiple prototypes suggests that even though it should be made to meet the same high standards we're used to from Toyota, when you're paying over $40,000 for a sedan, you also want some luxurious features. You can see signs of this right away once you sit in the driver's seat.

One of our favorite elements is the way the copper-colored spear of trim stretches across the dash, partially bisecting the backward "C" rendered in similar materials around the passenger-side air vent.

Premium Feel

In addition to over $50,000, the 2023 Crown also lacks an upscale feel. Even though you get a quick Hybrid Max powertrain with AWD and better fuel economy than most 340-hp cars, we want something more luxurious for that price tag. The average materials used don't create a zen mood like some other vehicles in this range do.

For example, the 2023 Crown's dark center console trim looks nice with its shiny accents, but it can't compare to the design of the Avalon. The latter had leather-like material in generally the same space with a transitioning design from console to dash. Sure, there are some things that the 2023 Crown gets right--such as the comfortable armrest materials and storage up front--but overall it lacks ambition.

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