Editors’ Picks for the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show
Like other recent auto shows (the newly named Japan Mobility Show is a notable exception), the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show isn’t the spectacle it was in years past. However, a number of new and old automakers have taken the opportunity to show off entirely new sheetmetal, or to give North America its first live look at vehicles previously unveiled for overseas markets. Somewhat surprisingly, the Los Angeles show showed its fair share of internal combustion vehicles — electric cars didn’t dominate the show floor, but they still impressed.
With that in mind, these are our favorites from the show, as voted on by Autoblog employees. Read on to find out what topped the list.
5. 2025 Toyota Crown brands
“Toyota can see the writing on the wall — it’s been there for years — and has expanded its flagship lineup with something a little more practical than a Crown sedan. The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia adds all-wheel drive, more cargo space and a larger tailgate to the shape, faithfully following in the footsteps of the Crown Estate concept Type, which was unveiled last year, did well enough to make our Editors’ Choice list, but the omission of the Hybrid Max powertrain may have kept it from creeping up the rankings.” — Senior Editor, Electrical, John Beltz Snyder
4. Kia Sorento 2024
“The Kia Sorento gets points from me for its interesting new design. With its larger grille and upright design cues, it looks like an SUV. Inside, there’s a new infotainment system, better design and a more premium feel. The Sorento lives in a competitive segment, and the updates The 24 makes it even more amazing.” — Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore
3. Toyota Camry 2025
“Is the new Toyota Camry that exciting? Oh, no, it’s barely new. More like a huge mid-cycle refresh. But it’s only a hybrid now, which is good, and I like the front end better. And there hasn’t been much cooking.” At this year’s show, so the choices are slim. Yay Camry!” — Senior Editor James Riswick
2. 2025 Subaru Forester
“The Forester shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show is certainly a beautiful glow of a compact crossover. But in fact, it’s the Forester that was announced, but not shown, that caught my attention: the upcoming Forester Hybrid. Announced Combined with this updated model, something that should make the already very practical SUV that much more attractive with better fuel economy.And if the stereotypes of Subaru buyers that they are tree huggers of all kinds are true, it should be a stunning success. “ — News Editor, Joel Stocksdale