Toyota Venza SUV | Crossover

Venza

The Venza is Toyota’s 5-passenger crossover vehicle that Toyota describes as a crossover sedan, combining the styling and comfort of a sedan with the utility of an SUV. Designed in North America exclusively for the North American market by Toyota's Calty Designs. Toyota designers avoided the rugged edges and angles commonly found in SUVs in favor of a sporty, low-profile, silhouette with plenty of room and flexibility inside.

The 4X2 I4 is equipped with a standard 2.7-liter, I4, 182-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. The 4X4 V6 is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 268-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway.

User Reviews (3)

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barrycurtis1951   [Mar 11, 2010]
Model Reviewed: Toyota Venza V6 Touring Pkg
Strength:

Good power, good on gas, well fiished.Nice to drive.Have had many compliments on the look of the car.

Weakness:

None Yet

So far so good. I had the touring package and hitch installed. I have hauled a 2000lb small trailer a short distance and the car seemed to handle it well. Although this is a crossover you make it move went you need it.

Similar Products Used: Nissan x-Trail SE
Nissan Frontier 4x4
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Robcz   [Aug 27, 2009]
Model Reviewed: Venza
Strength:

comfortable large seating front and rear
V6 has lots of power and torque
steering is effortless
large storage in back and seats fold down quickly for more
loaded with features that are optional on other cars
Blue tooth works just like it should

Weakness:

cannot think of anything that bothers me other than wish it had back up sensors

I got one after looking at and test driving many SUV' crossovers and sedans...this is the best of the bunch....gets lots of second looks and the interior with leather is high end got the panoramic roof and JBL sound...beats anything for way less...if you disagree then drive one and then drive an ugly Equinox or something and you will see.

Similar Products Used: Have a Taurus x loaded with 3 rows of seating and about the same horsepower.
Not as refined...but its a Ford
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
John   [Aug 24, 2009]
Model Reviewed: Venza
Strength:

It's the right size. High enough off of the ground to get in and out comfortably. Dashboard layout is well thought out. Good enough power under the hood. The dual moonroof is awesome.

Weakness:

The exterior rearview mirrors are a little limiting in their view due to their odd shape. The radio/sat radio/CD player sounds good at any volume, but doesn't get as loud as I would like it.

OK, so I've only enjoyed this vehicle for a few days, but am liking it quite a bit. We call this the family spaceship. It is very modern with the right mix of technology. It handles and drives nicely. The electronic power steering takes a little getting used to, when you are stopped or moving slowly the steering is very easy, as you speed up the steering firms up. I'm a big guy and all of the seats are very comfortable. There's enough room for a big load of groceries without having to drop the back seats down.
I'll update this review as time goes on, but the overall first impression is great.

Similar Products Used: Traded a 2002 Dodge Pickup. Have never really owned an SUV before. This will be my first Toyota.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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