The Venza name returns to Toyota's lineup for 2021, applied to an all-new hybrid SUV sized in between the RAV4 and Highlander.
The Venza is a pleasant enough vehicle, but other than an excellent 37 mpg overall, it doesn't stand out in the midsized segment.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric drive, shared with the RAV4 Hybrid, yield a combined output of 219 horsepower.
All-wheel drive is standard.
We found that the Venza rides comfortably and handles soundly.
Unfortunately, the controls are very distracting.
High-end Limited versions are available with a dimmable, electrochromic glass roof.
All Venzas come standard with an extensive suite of advanced safety and driver assist features including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and adaptive cruise control.