You sit higher up, but in terms of ride and handling, the Venza is more carlike than most other alternatives. When I look at your website in Ie, it looks fine. It's simply one of the more practical, carlike mid-size vehicles we can think of, a highly functional piece that takes the best attributes of those car types and blends them into something new and neat-looking. This translated into plenty of power whenever we needed it. I appreciated the available power liftgate that was included on my test car, but it was so slow to operate that it was occasionally frustrating on those rushed and hurried days.
Front and rear backup sonar also standard on the Limited was very helpful in determining just how far forward I could safely pull into my garage each morning. The cabin's perfectly functional, but trim and materials are more serviceable than sexy. One thing we can all agree on is the benefit of the well-thought-out storage space up front in the Venza, which is within reach of both the driver and the front passenger. This translated into plenty of power whenever we needed it. Road noise is an issue on coarser surfaces, with the four-cylinder more than the six. Head and leg room are ample, too. Compared to the crossover competition, the Toyota Venza offers a strong suite of standard safety equipment, including seven airbags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes.
The Venza V6 adds 20-inch alloy wheels and dual exhaust. It really matches the older styling of the Camry and we could see people calling it bland. It really does drive like a car with a good turning radius and smooth ride comfort. Years ago, the Toyota Tercel wagon seemed to do well here, but we are a small market. Features on the Venza include 19-inch alloy wheels, 6. On highways, dirt roads and pavement, the Venza did a great job of handling the various road conditions with barely a notice of their change.
Should be some great deals on one though on the lot if you want one getting below dealer cost which you better since are not cheap. This website is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or supported by Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U. Even more so than other crossover utes, it refuses to be defined so easily. I found myself wishing for active guides to show me my projected path. Unlike Toyota's three-row 4Runner, or even the big Highlander, the Venza makes absolutely no claim to the off-road trail. The Venza's front and rear seats sit at just the right height for sliding in, and the big doors make entry and exit equally easy for short and tall passengers. Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U.
Few of the Venza's rivals offer the combination of four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive, other than the Subaru Outback. Subscription link for our Channel: Thanks for watching and stay tuned!!! While, we can certainly see these vehicles being similar, we still think the Venza has its place. Toyota offers the Venza with two powertrains: a naturally aspirated 2. The seats themselves are padded without much thought for cornering, but they're plush enough to make you forget some of the smaller bumps that can worry their way through the car's structure. Even more so than other crossover utes, it refuses to be defined so easily. Both the Venza four- and six-cylinder models come with a six-speed automatic transmission and have the option of all-wheel drive. You can check out the full results of our Car Seat Check on the 2013 Venza.
I drove an all-wheel-drive Limited, which is available only with a V-6 engine; the lower trims offer a choice of a four-cylinder or V-6. And thus my love affair ended. Even within my own home, this dichotomy was strong and ever-present. It had a little spring-loaded clamp of sorts to hold my phone snugly in place. Well-equipped even in lower-priced trims, the Toyota Venza offers strong value, but can also be optioned upward into near-luxury territory with add-ons like high-end audio, navigation, a rear-seat video system, and leather seats. We are a bit hard pressed to see why. Why is the wiring attractive to them now? Three adults can comfortably sit across the back row, but there's no third-row option; that's left for larger vehicles like the Highlander.
This website is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or supported by Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, U. One feature we really liked was the panoramic sunroof with front tilt and slide. My kids also complained about the annoying and embarrassing high-pitched beeping tone when the tailgate was going up or down. Nothing really stood out and everything flowed together really nicely. The Forester and the Outback just dominate. How It Drives During the recent arctic freeze through which seemingly the entire country suffered, my all-wheel-drive Venza managed incredibly well in my Rocky Mountain stomping grounds. With all-wheel drive and a high-riding stance, you might think the Venza is up to off-road duty, but you'd be wrong.
I drove an all-wheel-drive Limited, which is available only with a V-6 engine; the lower trims offer a choice of a four-cylinder or V-6. Nothing really stood out and everything flowed together really nicely. On the inside, we were pretty amazed by the amount of cargo room and how nice everything fit. The Venza pulls off a nifty packaging trick--it gives its owners the interior space of a roomy crossover and the step-in height of one, but it doesn't look boxy or angular at all. The sloping roof inhibits cargo volume and the view out of the rear window. That's how we'd describe it in the most logical of worlds--but why add to that naming confusion? I drove an all-wheel-drive Limited, which is available only with a V-6 engine; the lower trims offer a choice of a four-cylinder or V-6.
Levers in the cargo space quickly fold each portion of the rear seat without you having to move around to the side of the car and fold the seats from there, as is the case in many vehicles. A big plus for us was the panoramic sunroof. The seats themselves are padded without much thought for cornering, but they're plush enough to make you forget some of the smaller bumps that can worry their way through the car's structure. Instead, the Venza flips and folds its seats forward to boost the space allotted to its cargo bin. I was able to easily pair my phone to the Bluetooth phone and audio-streaming system. Slightly refreshed for 2013 a new grille and taillights , today's Venza hasn't really changed all that much since it was introduced in 2009. Both are built on the Camry frame yet I really enjoy the smooth ride out of the Venza.
If you are looking for a newer vehicle that flies under the radar a bit, the 2015 Toyota Venza is worth a look. After giving birth to our first child we purchased this vehicle in order to accommodate some new additions to our family. My only complaint about the new Venza is that it appears the exterior paint can be damaged very easily. The only time this becomes a problem is when nosing into a tight parking space as the sloping front corners disappear from sight. Both get a six-speed automatic transmission, and both can be had with either front-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive.