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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Toyota Crown Signia Ascends the Throne, Honda Civic Bows

toyota crown signia limited 2025 06 exterior rear angle red scaled jpg 2025 Toyota Crown Signia | photo by Christian Lantry

Ever feel like mainstream vehicles all kinda look the same nowadays? Highways and parking garages are pretty much populated with homogenous-styled small- to mid-size SUVs designed to appeal to the widest possible audience of would-be buyers across the globe. Love or loathe it, the all-new-for-2025 Toyota Crown Signia isn’t looking to blend in with the crowd. In lookin’-California-and-feelin’-Minnesota fashion, it’s billed as a two-row premium SUV, while its sleek, sporty looks and low-profile stance give wagon vibes.

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Despite — or maybe because of — its presumably niche appeal, reviewer Mike Hanley’s comprehensive critique of the Crown Signia is the top article on our weekly countdown of most read stories. Hanley acknowledges the new SUV’s limited appeal, though those in its narrow demographic will appreciate its generally easy, carlike driving demeanor; laudable acceleration both at a light and at speed courtesy of its all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain; roomy, adult-accommodating backseat; lower-Lexus-like interior appointments; and accessible, reasonably robust cargo space. Some engine drone, road noise and front-seat headroom issues aside, it’s a pretty nice package.

For Hanley’s full review of the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia — including its premium-level pricing that could make all the difference for otherwise adventurous car buyers looking for something new — follow the link below to the No. 1 article of the past week.

If you find the Crown Signia’s cost to be too rich for your blood, you may find the freshly priced refreshed-for-2025 Honda Civic sedan more to your liking — despite having increased by anywhere from $300 to $1,200 for the new model year. The Civic starts at $25,345 for the base LX variant and rises through the four trim levels to $32,845 for the range-topping Sport Touring hybrid (all prices include a destination charge). The Civic sedan got a mild refresh for the new model year, which also marks the return of the hybrid powertrain option.

For our full pricing report on the 2025 Honda Civic sedan — including powertrain specs, fuel-economy estimates and a trim-by-trim breakdown of features and equipment — follow the link below to the No. 3 news story of the week.

Beyond all that, we’ve got headlines on the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Genesis GV80, Ineos Grenadier, Lexus GX 550, more on the Honda Civic Hybrid and a ton beyond that — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2025 Toyota Crown Signia Review: Another Niche Offering

2. Here Are the 11 Cheapest Electric Vehicles You Can Buy

3. Refreshed 2025 Honda Civic Sedan Starts at $25,345

4. Is the 2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer a Good SUV? 3 Pros, 4 Cons

5. Electric Cars With the Longest Range

6. All-New 2025 Genesis GV80 Coupe Priced From $81,300

7. Which Automaker Owns Your Luxury Brand?

8. 2024 Ineos Grenadier Vs. 2024 Lexus GX 550 Overtrail+: Which Is Better Off-Road?

9. 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Review: Juiced Up

10. How New Chinese Tariffs Could Affect Your Next Car’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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Former Assistant Managing Editor-News Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt Schmitz

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