2025 Toyota Crown Signia Is a Premium Crossover with a Hybrid Drivetrain
The Toyota Crown name has been longstanding in Japan, but it only recently made its way to North America. Building on the storied badge, Toyota is gradually turning the Crown into an entire line of vehicles. The first model to join the recently launched Crown sedan is the 2025 Crown Signia. Measuring 194.1″ long, the two-row, five-seater is just a little shorter than the Highlander and 7.5″ longer than the Venza it replaces. Height specs haven’t been announced yet, but it’s estimated to be around 63″ tall – making it taller than a car but shorter than an SUV. 19-inch wheels come standard, with the option to upgrade to 21-inch units.
Every Crown Signia will get the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, e-CVT, and AWD hybrid drivetrain. That system produces 243 horsepower and is expected to get 36 MPG. While that’s the same engine found in the Crown sedan, the Crown Platinum’s 340 horsepower Hybrid Max engine isn’t planned for launch. Maybe it will appear in a future model. Thanks to its rear-mounted electric motor, the all-wheel drivetrain can distribute torque from 100% to the front wheels up to 80% to the rear wheels to provide sure-footedness and cornering dynamics.
Given the upscale positioning of the Crown line, you can expect a smooth ride and a quiet, comfortable cabin. Two grades will be available: XLE and Limited. The XLE gets synthetic leather seats, while the Limited has genuine leather, as well as an upgraded 11-speaker JBL audio system, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a fixed glass panoramic sunroof.
Every Crown Signia gets a 12.3″ digital instrument cluster and a 12.3″ touchscreen running the latest Toyota Multimedia software. 8-way adjustable power seats with heat are standard up front, as is a heated steering wheel, power liftgate, and wireless charger. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 comes standard as well and includes a Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams, Proactive Driving Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alertm, and Safe Exit Assist. The optional Advanced Technology package on the Limited grade adds Panoramic View Monitor, Traffic Jam Assist, Front-Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Assist.
Toyota promises excellent second-row space and a sizeable 6.5-foot-long cargo area with those seats folded completely flat. Detailed cargo specs have yet to be announced. Chances are that most buyers won’t be towing with the Crown Signia, but it can safely pull up to 2700 pounds – enough for a couple of Jet Skis or dirt bikes on a small trailer.
Pricing for the 2025 Crown Signia will be announced soon, but I’d expect a bit of a premium over the Crown sedan, which starts at $40,050 for the XLE grade and $45,650 for the Limited. If I had to guess, I’d add 10 to 15% to those prices for the crossover.