Like different latest auto exhibits (the newly named Japan Mobility Present being a notable exception), the 2023 L.A. Auto Present wasn’t the spectacle it has been in years previous. Nonetheless a lot of automakers new and outdated took the chance to point out off model new sheetmetal, or to present North Individuals their first dwell look of autos that have been beforehand revealed for abroad markets. And, considerably surprisingly, the L.A. present featured its justifiable share of inner combustion autos — EVs did not dominate the present ground, however they nonetheless made a splash.
With that in thoughts, these are our favorites from the present, as voted upon by Autoblog staffers. Learn on to see what topped the checklist.
5. 2025 Toyota Crown Signia
“Toyota can see the writing on the wall — it has been there for years — and has expanded its flagship lineup with one thing a little bit extra sensible than the Crown sedan. The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia provides all-wheel drive, a much bigger cargo space and a liftgate to the format, following faithfully within the footsteps of the Crown Property Sort idea unveiled final 12 months. It was adequate to make it onto this checklist of Editors’ Picks, however the omission of a Hybrid Max powertrain most likely stored it from creeping up increased within the rankings.” — Senior Editor, Electrical, John Beltz Snyder
4. 2024 Kia Sorento
“The Kia Sorento earned factors from me for its fascinating new design. With a bigger grille and upright styling cues, it seems like extra of an SUV. Inside, there is a new infotainment system, higher structure and a extra premium really feel. The Sorento lives in a aggressive phase, and the ’24 updates make it extra formidable.” — Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore
3. 2025 Toyota Camry
“Is the brand new Toyota Camry that thrilling? Oh heck no, it is barely that new. Extra like a hefty mid-cycle refresh. Nevertheless it’s hybrid-only now, which is nice, and I just like the entrance finish higher. And there wasn’t that a lot cooking at this 12 months’s present, so pickings be slim. Yay Camry!” — Senior Editor James Riswick
2. 2025 Subaru Forester
“The Forester that took the stand on the L.A. Auto Present is actually a pleasant glow up for the compact crossover. However actually, it is the Forester that was introduced, however not proven, that earned it consideration from me: the upcoming Forester Hybrid. It was introduced proper together with this up to date mannequin, and is one thing that ought to make the already ultra-practical SUV much more interesting with higher gasoline economic system. And if stereotypes of Subaru consumers being tree-huggers of varied types are true, it needs to be a spectacular success.” — Information Editor, Joel Stocksdale