2025 Toyota Crown Signia interior review: Beware, Lexus SUVs?

2025 Toyota Crown Signia interior review: Beware, Lexus SUVs?

Lexus mainly builds nicer Toyota cars – so why would Toyota threaten its own luxury subsidiary? See the new 2025 Crown Signia, which comes with multiple goals: replacing the Venza; Diversify the crown badge; It takes the crown at the premium end of Toyota’s lineup. This hybrid SUV’s sleek exterior suggests so at first glance, with its cabin showing a different approach to Toyota’s typical heavy-duty economy cars. Step inside the 2025 Crown Signia, and don’t buy a Lexus NX or RX until you’ve seen this Toyota’s interior.

We’ve seen this before

In many ways, the Crown Signia is a crossover version of the Toyota Crown mid-size sedan, and you can clearly see it in the interiors of these vehicles – they are very similar. (The interior of the Crown sedan is pictured above, can you tell? -Mr. Dr. ) The overall design of the cabin is simple, relying mostly on materials and some gentle curves to create an attractive appearance. Copper-colored inserts highlight the dashboard, steering wheel and center console.

On the center console, there is a short gear selector surrounded by black plastic filled with a slight luster. Before that is the wireless charger. Vertically integrated into a slot, it keeps smartphones secure and mostly out of sight, although very large devices may not fit in it. Cup holders share the space with a cubby that keeps dual USB-C ports within easy reach.

Front and back seats

Above the dashboard are two 12.3-inch digital displays, one serving as the instrument cluster and the other as the infotainment panel. The volume knob is centrally located on the dash, with a panel of physical HVAC controls beneath it — all notable at a time when many automakers are jamming basic controls inside touchscreens.

We’ve seen the Crown Signia in upscale Limited trim, which is a step up from the entry-level XLE trim. Its caramel leather upholstery has been generously applied around the front row. Toyota would have done well to extend this color treatment to the rear door panels, which are simply black. However, these elements support the premium impression through the soft finishing touches applied above the armrest. Second-row passengers have access to pockets on each front seatback, as well as dual air vents and USB-C ports on the back of the center console.

Thin windows benefit the Crown Signia’s exterior proportions, but create a somewhat limited feel in the backseat. However, spaciousness is restored through the large quarter windows, and even more so when the available large panoramic sunroof is equipped.

Thoughtful storage features

The smart practical decisions extend beyond the center console box, which has a trick mechanism that allows it to open from either side. In particular, the panels behind each second-row seat are a feature that more SUVs should have. These flaps, made of a rigid material, can extend when the second-row seats are folded down, providing a sturdy barrier that prevents cargo from sliding forward or fouling the front seatbacks.

There’s no lip at the base of the cargo area, which makes it easy to insert cargo (but it’s also likely to easily slide out if it moves while driving). Underfloor storage is the equivalent of a wide, narrow trunk – not a lot, but better than nothing. The entire cargo area is lined with exceptionally soft, unnecessary carpet, which makes us wonder if Toyota chose this material to improve in-car camping.

Crown 2025 interior design: better than Lexus?

Although the Crown Signia’s interior is clearly an upscale step up from typical Toyota SUVs like the RAV4 or Highlander, it doesn’t go so far as to overlap with its Lexus counterparts. The NX and RX feel built to a similar level of quality, but establish their luxury status with more exciting designs that showcase eye-catching details and finishes in materials that appear expensive. In that sense, it might be better to stick with the Toyota Crown Signia XSE – if your budget allows for a limited car, an entry-level NX or RX might be within reach.

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