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    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry – Who Will Win?

    Jun 16, 2024

    Exterior Comparison On May 30th, the new Toyota Crown Lufeng from FAW Toyota was launched. Just one day later, the new Highlander from GAC Toyota was also released. These two models not only share the same release date, but also compete in the same segment of the market as brothers from the same root! So, who is more likely to win this sibling rivalry?

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    Exterior: all differences between the two The two cars compared this time, I believe friends who pay attention to the sub-segment market are very familiar with them, the benchmark model of the traditional medium-sized SUV market – Highlander, and its sibling – Crown Land Cruiser. Currently, the new Highlander has a wide range of models available to consumers, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price range of 24.98-32.58 million yuan. The model participating in the comparison is the 2024 2.5L Intelligent Electric Hybrid Four-wheel Drive Luxury Edition 7-seater, priced at 309,800 yuan (42700$). On the other hand, the Crown Land Cruiser selected is the 2024 2.5L HEV Four-wheel Drive Luxury Edition, with the same price as the Highlander.

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    Although they are brothers, the two models have significant differences in appearance, especially in the front. The Highlander’s large trapezoidal front grille looks very aggressive, with more silver accents added to enhance the exquisite feel. The Crown Lufeng, on the other hand, uses more black elements, with a front bumper design that leaves a lasting impression.

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    As for the body size, the Highlander and Crown Land Cruiser are completely identical. Both models are equipped with 20-inch wheels for a good visual effect. In terms of interior, there is almost no difference between the two. The layout of the center console is neat and the storage space is convenient.

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    Technology may not be their strong suit, but they do offer features such as head-up display, full LCD instrument panel, and central control touch screen. It is worth mentioning that they both have separate air conditioning control panels, allowing consumers to adjust through knobs and physical buttons for convenience. In addition, they are equipped with zone automatic air conditioning and in-car PM2.5 filtration device.

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    1. Both cars in the configuration section are practical and rich, not fancy. The car system is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip, providing functions such as continuous voice recognition, vehicle network, OTA upgrade, CarPlay, CarLife, etc. Other features include a panoramic sunroof, rear independent air conditioning, and automatic anti-glare rearview mirror. 2. Power comparison – Seats and space are both good Consumers considering purchasing the Highlander and Crown Lufang naturally value their interior space and comfort. Both series offer 5-seater and 7-seater models for consumers to choose from. The two models compared this time are both 7-seater versions with a 2+3+2 seating layout. In terms of seat material, the Highlander’s combination of leather and faux leather is more luxurious than the Crown Lufang’s faux leather seats, and it also comes standard with a boss key.

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    I have to say, although both models offer a third row of seats, due to the wheelbase, the actual seating experience makes them more suitable for emergencies, to a certain extent increasing the flexibility of space. In addition, both cars support the function of folding down the second and third rows in proportion, which plays a positive role in increasing the storage space of the trunk. Power: identical When it comes to power, the models compared this time are both equipped with a combination of a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine and an electric motor, with an E-CVT transmission system. The engines both have 189Ps and 236N·m, the total horsepower of the electric motor is 237Ps, and the total torque reaches 391N·m. Because they both use a hybrid system, their fuel consumption performance is also quite impressive, with an official WLTC comprehensive fuel consumption as low as 5.97L/100km.

    Highlander vs. Crown Lufeng: Exterior Comparison & Sibling Rivalry - Who Will Win?

    Summary: Consumers who are torn between the Highlander and Crown Lander are in luck. The two models share many similarities in terms of platform, design, power, etc. The main differences lie in details such as front face design and configuration. Features like sensor-controlled trunk, leather/simulated leather seats, lumbar support, and boss key are only available in the Highlander. On the other hand, the Crown Lander offers configurations like wireless charging for mobile phones and panoramic image that its competitors do not have. Additionally, both cars have the same list price. Consumers can choose based on their preferred configuration or which car offers a greater discount.