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For the 2025 model year, Toyota will let you have its Crown sedan-crossover mashup with a sinister Nightshade appearance package alongside some more standard features. However, all of that tacks an extra $1,390 onto the hybrid's base price, which means it now starts at $41,440.



Since pricing is now encroaching on Lexus territory, it served Toyota right to give the Crown some new equipment this year. It still comes in XLE ($41,440) , Limited ($45,950), and Platinum ($54,990) trims, all of which coming standard with a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, dual 12.3-inch displays, and heated and ventilated front seats. The top two trims have a fancy 11-speaker JBL premium sound system, while the XLE makes do with a stock 6-speaker setup. For 2025, the high-end Platinum adds a standard head-up display and a hands-free power trunk.


But aside from the rearranged feature roster, the highlight here is the new Nightshade option. As with the other Toyota models that already offer this appearance package, it adds blacked-out exterior elements, darkened badges, and a matte black finish for the wheels. The Crown offers the Nightshade as a separate trim for $48,765, and the package can be had with Storm Cloud or Black exterior paint. It's worth noting that the color palette goes unchanged for the rest of the Crown lineup.



Toyota hasn't touched anything under the hood, which means the base 2.5 liter engine still powers the XLE and Limited trims, and it's paired with two electric motors to produce a combined 236 hp. Power is sent to all four wheels in the form of an electronic on-demand AWD system, and this setup powers the new Nightshade as well.


At the very top of the lineup, the Platinum continues to get power from Toyota's Hybrid MAX powertrain, which uses a turbocharged 2.4 liter engine and two electric motors to deliver a combined 340 hp. This powertrain is also hooked up to an all-wheel drive system, though the one on the Platinum is full-time as opposed to on-demand.


While Toyota hasn't come out with a release date, the 2025 Crown is already listed on the automaker's U.S. website, which means dealers should receive deliveries soon.


Image Credits: Toyota
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May 18, 2024
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2025 Toyota Crown Adds Moody Nightshade Trim, More Standard Features

Unfortunately, the changes have raised prices across the board.

For the 2025 model year, Toyota will let you have its Crown sedan-crossover mashup with a sinister Nightshade appearance package alongside some more standard features. However, all of that tacks an extra $1,390 onto the hybrid's base price, which means it now starts at $41,440.



Since pricing is now encroaching on Lexus territory, it served Toyota right to give the Crown some new equipment this year. It still comes in XLE ($41,440) , Limited ($45,950), and Platinum ($54,990) trims, all of which coming standard with a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, dual 12.3-inch displays, and heated and ventilated front seats. The top two trims have a fancy 11-speaker JBL premium sound system, while the XLE makes do with a stock 6-speaker setup. For 2025, the high-end Platinum adds a standard head-up display and a hands-free power trunk.


But aside from the rearranged feature roster, the highlight here is the new Nightshade option. As with the other Toyota models that already offer this appearance package, it adds blacked-out exterior elements, darkened badges, and a matte black finish for the wheels. The Crown offers the Nightshade as a separate trim for $48,765, and the package can be had with Storm Cloud or Black exterior paint. It's worth noting that the color palette goes unchanged for the rest of the Crown lineup.



Toyota hasn't touched anything under the hood, which means the base 2.5 liter engine still powers the XLE and Limited trims, and it's paired with two electric motors to produce a combined 236 hp. Power is sent to all four wheels in the form of an electronic on-demand AWD system, and this setup powers the new Nightshade as well.


At the very top of the lineup, the Platinum continues to get power from Toyota's Hybrid MAX powertrain, which uses a turbocharged 2.4 liter engine and two electric motors to deliver a combined 340 hp. This powertrain is also hooked up to an all-wheel drive system, though the one on the Platinum is full-time as opposed to on-demand.


While Toyota hasn't come out with a release date, the 2025 Crown is already listed on the automaker's U.S. website, which means dealers should receive deliveries soon.


Image Credits: Toyota

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