The XLE, Limited, and Platinum form the 2024 Crown lineup. The first two have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine paired with a 54-hp electric motor for an output of 236 horsepower. An electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) completes the powertrain. The Platinum has the Hybrid MAX 2.4-liter turbo-four system, which unites 2.4-liter combustion engine with a 79-hp electric motor to produce 340 horsepower, allowing for a 0-to-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds. This powerplant uses a 6-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters. All-wheel drive is standard on every Crown.
As for fuel economy, the XLE and Limited return an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. The more powerful Platinum with the Hybrid MAX has a 29 city/32 highway rating. The operator can choose from several drive modes according to the situation of the moment. EV Mode provides the most efficient travel; Eco, Normal, and Sport are the additional settings for the two lower trims. The Platinum gets an advanced drive-mode selector with additional settings called Sport S, Sport S+, and Custom.
The XLE has wireless device charging, cloth upholstery with SofTex (simulated leather) trim, 8-way power-adjustable heated front seats, driver’s-side lumbar support, a 12.3-inch driver information display, dual-zone automatic climate control, five USB ports (three in front, two in the rear), a 12V power outlet, smart key with push-button start, a leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink universal transceiver, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with a center armrest and cup holders, heated power-folding outside mirrors with turn-signal and blind-spot warning indicators, and 19-inch multi-spoke two-tone machined-finish alloy wheels.
The Limited adds leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic fixed-glass roof with a power sunshade, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and quad-LED projector headlights. The available Advanced Technology Package will add more safety features (see the following section), Digital Key, and 21-inch 10-spoke dark metallic alloy wheels. The contents of that package are standard on the Platinum, along with paddle shifters, an adaptive suspension, and the aforementioned deluxe drive-mode selector.
All Crowns have the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS 3.0) system of driver-aids installed. The technologies within that suite are forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, lane-keep assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition, rear seat reminder, lane centering assist, safe exit assist, and a rearview monitor. The Limited and Platinum add front and rear parking assist with automated emergency braking. The available Advanced Tech Package (optional for the Limited, standard on the Platinum) contains a surround-view monitor, pedestrian detection, lane change assist, traffic jam assist, and front-cross traffic alert. The Platinum also gets advanced parking technology.
All Crown trims have a 12.3.-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The XLE’s sound system has six speakers, while the Limited and Platinum upgrade to a premium 11-speaker JBL sound system with an amplifier and subwoofer. Every trim level comes with access to various remote access and connected services, including a one-year trial to Drive Connect (Cloud Navigation with Google Points of Interest, Intelligent Assistant voice recognition, and Destination Assist).