Toyota is making a strong commitment to gas-electric hybrid vehicles, and the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia marks the latest addition to their ever-growing hybrid lineup, now totaling 13 models.
Positioned as a midsize five-seater, the Crown Signia offers an appealing option for Toyota’s crossover and SUV enthusiasts. It strikes a balance between size and luxury, targeting those who may find larger hybrids like the Sequoia or Grand Highlander too imposing or expensive, while considering the RAV4 or Venza hybrids a bit too compact or unrefined.
Scheduled to hit dealerships in the summer of 2024, the Crown Signia made its debut in Los Angeles with some essential details revealed. Its design leans towards a raised wagon more than a traditional SUV, and Toyota positions it as a premium model alongside the Toyota Crown sedan. With the base sedan priced just over $41,000, the Signia version is anticipated to start around $43,000. Toyota intends to offer it in two trim levels: XLE and Limited. For the 2025 model year, there won’t be a turbocharged performance-oriented version akin to the top-of-the-line Crown Platinum sedan.
Equipped with standard electronic all-wheel drive, the Crown Signia is poised to compete with rivals like the slightly smaller Subaru Outback, as well as various trim levels of midsize SUVs, including the Kia Sorento and Honda Passport. While it may command a somewhat higher price, its hybrid nature promises significantly improved fuel efficiency, which could compensate for the initial cost difference over the long run. The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia hybrid SUV is set to appeal to drivers seeking wagon-like versatility packaged in a stylish, fuel-efficient offering.