New Crown Signia SUV Keeps AWD as Standard, But Ditches Turbo-Hybrid

Toyota USA recently unveiled the 2024 Toyota Crown Signia, a wagon version of its popular Crown sedan. Positioned as more of an SUV offering, the Crown Signia diverges from its sedan counterpart by not featuring the powerful 2.4-litre turbo-petrol hybrid engine. Instead, it will be equipped exclusively with the entry-level 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain. Despite this change, the Crown Signia still boasts a respectable 181kW of power and maintains the use of Toyota’s TNGA-K platform.

One great feature that the Crown Signia retains is the motor-based all-wheel drive system. While off-road performance has not been explicitly confirmed, the SUV’s AWD technology provides excellent stability and traction on a variety of road conditions. Fuel consumption for the Crown Signia is rated at 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle. However, it is worth noting that the SUV’s maximum braked towing capacity is lower than typical car-based medium and large SUVs at 2700lb (1225kg).

Although the Crown Signia is not expected to be available in Australia, the US market will have the choice between two trim levels: XLE and Limited. Both trim levels offer luxurious appointments, but the Limited trim takes it up a notch with features such as quilted leather upholstery, a memory driver’s seat, and an 11-speaker JBL sound system.

While the Crown Signia adds further diversity to the Toyota Crown family, it is unlikely that any of the versions showcased at the global debut earlier this year will make their way to Australia. However, the range of options, including the sedan, dedicated SUV, sporty crossover, and traditional sedan, provides customers with a wide selection to choose from.


1. Does the Toyota Crown Signia have all-wheel drive?
Yes, the Toyota Crown Signia comes standard with a motor-based all-wheel drive system.

2. What is the fuel consumption of the Crown Signia?
The fuel consumption of the Crown Signia is rated at 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle.

3. Is the Crown Signia available in Australia?
No, the Crown Signia is not expected to be released in Australia.

4. What are the trim levels for the Crown Signia in the US market?
The Crown Signia is available in two trim levels in the US market: XLE and Limited.