2023 Toyota Crown vs. 2023 Toyota Camry: Which is Right for You?

January 13th, 2023 by

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the brand-new 2023 Toyota Crown. Many in the industry are comparing it to the 2023 Toyota Camry because they’re both midsize sedans and will attract a similar driver. While there are certainly similarities, there are also many key differences. Ultimately, the question becomes, when choosing between the 2023 Toyota Crown and the 2023 Toyota Camry, which is right for you?

At Red McCombs Toyota, our sales team can explain what makes these two vehicles worthwhile and will allow you to test drive both to see which one might be a better fit for you. We’re one of San Antonio’s most trusted new and used car dealerships. We have a huge inventory of cars and top-notch service and financing teams to make your car-buying experience second to none. Below, we’ll cover some of the key differences and similarities so that you can figure out which of these midsize sedans you favor.

Key Metrics

2023 Toyota Crown

When it comes down to it, you’ll need to review some key metrics before you can decide between the 2023 Toyota Crown and the 2023 Toyota Camry. The Crown will replace the discontinued Avalon model. While both cars would classify themselves as midsize sedans, there are some important differences when it comes to price, fuel efficiency, and the overall size of the car, both inside the cabin and out.


  • 2023 Toyota Camry: $25,945 MSRP (LE trim) to $36,370 MSRP (XSE V6 trim).
  • 2023 Toyota Crown: $39,950 MSRP (XLE trim) to $52,350 MSRP (Platinum trim).

With both these vehicles being midsize sedans, it’s interesting to see such a gap in terms of base and high-end pricing. Of course, certain drivers will want specific performance and style features that only come with the 2023 Toyota Crown. More on that to come.

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2023 Toyota Camry LE: 32 mpg.
  • 2023 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid: 52 mpg.
  • 2023 Toyota Crown LXE: 41 mpg.
  • 2023 Toyota Crown Platinum: 30 mpg.

Please note that all mileage is based on an EPA-estimated combined mpg rating, which takes into account both city and highway driving.

It’s worth noting that the 2023 Toyota Camry comes in 13 unique trim options when you combine both the gas and hybrid models. The gas mileage ranges above represent only the base models of both the gas and hybrid models. The 2023 Toyota Crown comes in three unique grades with two available hybrid powertrain variants on its engines.

Size Specs

Both the 2023 Toyota Crown and 2023 Toyota Camry have similar size specs. While the Crown has a slightly larger exterior, both sedans offer about the same amount of cargo space inside the cabin at nearly 100 cubic feet. Additionally, the legroom is about the same for both front and rear passengers.

Upgraded materials differ and will be a huge factor when buyers decide between the Crown and Camry. Drivers and passengers won’t notice much difference in size, but that’s not the case when it comes to performance.


Both the Crown and Camry have multiple engine options.

2023 Toyota Camry

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (205 horsepower).
  • 3.5-liter V-6 (301 horsepower).
  • Hybrid (208 horsepower).

Considering the jump between the four- and six-cylinder engines, it’s impressive to see the most powerful Toyota Camry motor exceeds the 300-horsepower mark. This vehicle offers both front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive (AWD). The V-6 engine features a dual overhead camshaft Dynamic Force Engine Injection with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and Eco, Normal, and Sport drive modes.

2023 Toyota Crown

  • 2.5-liter base level four-cylinder hybrid engine (236 horsepower).
  • 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged Hybrid MAX (340 horsepower).

The 2023 Toyota Crown proves that just because you have a hybrid engine, performance doesn’t have to suffer. The Hybrid MAX engine is equal parts smooth and powerful. All three models of the 2023 Toyota Crown come standard with AWD.

Another key difference between these two cars is that the Crown has more overall height and ground clearance than the Toyota Camry, which makes it feel more like an SUV. According to Motor Biscuit, “the trade-off is the driving dynamics of the Crown aren’t as good as the Camry. Also, with its slightly smaller size and lower weight, the Camry is more maneuverable.” While the Crown has more horsepower, the Camry generally has better performance.

Interior and Technology

The interior of the 2023 Toyota Crown also stands apart from the Camry. Both vehicles come with Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, but you’ll notice upgrades to the larger multi-information display screen in the Crown. It also features more luxurious materials on the inside of the car, which justifies the higher price tag.

The 2023 Toyota Crown also features an optional Digital Key compatibility, which allows drivers to control their vehicle from their smartphones. This includes starting the car, setting it into gear, controlling headlights and locks, and so much more. The 2023 Toyota Crown’s technology and feel are probably the most notable separators between these two cars.

Final Thoughts

Both the 2023 Toyota Crown and 2023 Toyota Camry are impressive vehicles that offer drivers great fuel economy and tons of options and upgrades. They’re truly fun to drive. Despite some similarities, drivers who put an emphasis on a smooth ride with a luxury feel will appreciate the design of the 2023 Toyota Crown. Those looking for better gas mileage and cost savings will prefer the 2023 Toyota Camry.

No matter which vehicle you like better, both are available to test drive at Red McCombs Toyota. We’re local to San Antonio and understand what it is our customers are after. We have a large inventory on-site and can help you design the perfect ride. We pride ourselves on having the best sales team who will answer any questions you may have and help you make your next car purchase a smooth and comfortable experience. Contact us today to see what makes Red McCombs Toyota the best dealership in the area.

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