The quiet star of Toyota's lineup, the Venza, will no longer be available after 2024 to make room for the 2025 Crown Signia. Toyota unveiled the 2025 Crown Signia, and after the 2024 model year, the Venza is going away, per Autonews and Car & Driver.
The model was unquestionably the best crossover from the brand, so this is disappointing news. The Venza wasn't a big hit; sales peaked in 2021, not long after it was brought back, at 61,718 units. The following year, sales fell to 33,683 units, and as of September of this year, the automaker has only sold 22,087 units.
Given that they are both two-row crossovers with hybrid drivestrains and standard all-wheel drive, the Venza and Crown Signia share many similarities. Toyota has not yet revealed the prices, but they should be comparable given that the 2024 Venza starts at $34,920 and goes up to $43,065 in Limited trim.
The Crown Signia shares many of the same features as the Venza, including an on-demand all-wheel drive system with a rear electric motor and a hybridized 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Both vehicles are built on the TNGA-K platform. Despite their striking similarities, the most recent model produces 243 horsepower overall—24 horsepower more than the Venza. Although the additional performance is appreciated, the Crown Signia is only anticipated to deliver a combined 36 mpg.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and matching 12.3-inch infotainment system will be featured on the Crown Signia when it debuts in the summer of 2019. A six-speaker audio system, power front seats, and a plethora of driver assistance features, like adaptive cruise control and lane tracing assistance, are among the other highlights.