I used to have a 1798 Crown with a 2400cc engine. Very smooth and impressively mantained for a car that old. I was indeed a luxury car and I have no doubt that this one will be ranking quite high among its modern rivals. And with the added advantage of being a Hybrid, its like icing on the cake. All thumbs up to Toyota, first the Prius, then the Lexus Hybrid, and now this. They really know the future.