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2023 Toyota Crown Limited - a blast from the past but much better looking!

Many years ago when I was an apprentice auto mechanic we had a customer who had a Toyota Crown station wagon. It had a big lump of an overhead cam six and a 4-speed manual transmission. My job was to do a tune-up which included a valve adjustment. I thought the Crown was ugly but I kind of liked it anyway. That 2.6-liter six was smooth and it had good torque.  The new Crown doesn't have a lumbering I6 under the hood (thankfully) and it is way better looking. In fact I think the Crown is the best looking Toyota right now. There are two different hybrid powerplants available in the Crown. The Hybrid XLE and the Limited model tested use a 2.5-liter four combined with two electric motors (one front, one rear) for a combined power output of 236 hp. A Platinum version combines a turbocharged 2.4-liter four with two electric motors for 340 hp. AWD is standard on every model. The XLE and Limited have an CVT while the Platinum uses a 6-speed automatic. The just under two ton Limited gets to

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