Toyota Venza 2015
That's just how we 'd explain it in one of the most sensible of worlds-- but why add to that naming confusion? It's just among the extra functional, carlike mid-size automobiles we could think about, an extremely practical piece that takes the most effective qualities of those automobile types and also blends them into something brand-new and neat-looking. (Okay, maybe it's not so brand-new, if you remember the AMC Eagle, however still.).
The five-seat Venza appears like the developed, grown-out hatchback it actually is, one with the added space as well as ride elevation it requires for periodic experiences and tours. Refreshed lightly in 2013 however mostly identical to its 2009 beginnings, the Venza has a large, toothy grille that's the single overstatement in its whole profile of lines and curves. With its rather lower account and also roofline, as compared to other crossover utes, the Venza appears weaved together particularly well from Toyota's parts bin.
The cabin's flawlessly functional, but trim and also products are more functional than attractive. There's a bit way too much hard plastic touching driver and traveler knees than you may anticipate in an automobile that could cost more than $30,000.
There are four-cylinder and V-6 Venzas, and also both are offered with all-wheel drive (V-6s, in fact, come only with AWD). The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is ranked at 182 horsepower, the V-6 at a strong 268 hp. Both are combined to a six-speed automatic. Four-cylinder designs are perfectly adequate yet uninspiring, while V-6 models have a stronger, smoother character that makes it really feel extra like the Lexus RX 350. Road sound is a problem on coarser surface areas, with the four-cylinder more than the 6. Gas mileage isn't much different in between both powertrains, with four-cylinder Venzas at up to 20/26 mpg, and V-6s signing in at 19/26 mpg.
In drives of Venza designs from previous design years, we've located these wagons to drive a bit extra like a well-sorted minivan compared to a sportier wagon or an SUV. You sit higher up, however in terms of ride and also handling, the Venza is more carlike than most other alternatives. With moderately soft suspension adjusting and also instead numb guiding, it's by no means interesting to drive, however it's qualified and also never ever struggles to beat the driver's intent.
Both engines get the very same four-wheel drive system, set up for on-road tractability, and on V-6 models there's a common Towing Preparation Bundle helpful for bring up to 3,500 pounds.
Unlike Toyota's three-row 4Runner, and even the large Highlander, the Venza makes absolutely no insurance claim to the off-road trail. And while you can obtain third-row seats in both of those, the Venza just has two rows of (albeit very comfy seats). It's even more a Camry wagon, at a practical level. What that suggests is impressive area for five grownups and also a great quantity of cargo room-- along with a near-ideal seating elevation that makes getting in and out particularly very easy.
Safety ratings have actually been good, and also the Venza currently comes with common Bluetooth and a rearview electronic camera.
The Venza is offered in base LE, mid-range XLE, and also top-lux Minimal trims. Four-cylinders come only in LE as well as XLE trim, and V-6s only in Minimal trim, with all-wheel drive. Venza XLE versions get a memory power chauffeur's seat, reverse-tilt outside mirrors, and also navigating, along with Entune multimedia functions. At the top of the line, all Limited versions have LED daytime running lights, premium 13-speaker JBL noise, and also an updated navigating system.
Well-equipped even in lower-priced trims, the Toyota Venza supplies solid value, however could additionally be optioned upwards right into near-luxury area with add-ons like premium sound, navigating, a rear-seat video system, and natural leather seats.
3 trim levels are readily available-- LE, XLE, as well as Limited-- however V-6 designs do not be available in the basic LE spec. The Limited is, well, restricted to V-6 designs, and also this year, to designs with all-wheel drive.
When it comes to the four-cylinder Venza LE, it comes standard with power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise ship control; blind-spot mirrors; pool lamps; and an LCD present for its AM/FM/CD player. A rearview video camera is additionally currently conventional on all Venza crossovers.
The Venza XLE gets basic memory power driver's seat, power folding side mirrors; a 6.1-inch touchscreen display screen; and navigating with Entune multimedia and applications feature. Entune is Toyota's name for its infotainment system, which brings not only mobile phone connectivity and also navigation, but additionally mobile apps functions consisting of Bing, Pandora, OpenTable, as well as movietickets.com to name a few.
The top-line Venza Limited includes LED daytime running lights and also a 13-speaker JBL costs audio system in addition to an upgraded navigating system and also front and also rear auto parking sensors.
A Costs Plan is available on XLE models, including a scenic glass moonroof, hands-free Bluetooth phone and music connectivity, and also more, basically recording a number of the upgrades located in the Minimal design, but without the mandatory upgrade to the V-6 engine.
All Venza crossovers powered by the V-6 engine now come common with a towing package.